India-spec 2nd-gen Mercedes-Benz GLA engine details out

There will also be an AMG variant, which is expected to be assembled locally.

Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to launch the second generation GLA in India later this year. Now, new details of the India-spec car have emerged.

Mercedes will offer the GLA with petrol and diesel engine options. These include a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol producing 161 BHP / 250 Nm and a 2.0-litre diesel unit equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger, making 187 BHP. The diesel version will get an all-wheel drive option.

There will also be an AMG variant, which is expected to be assembled locally. The GLA 35 AMG will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 302 BHP. Unlike the regular petrol version, the AMG will come equipped with an all-wheel drive system.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA will compete with the likes of the BMW X1, Mini Countryman and the Volvo XC40 in the Indian market.

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