BlueEFFICIENCY from Mercedes-Benz stands for pioneering efficiency technologies as well as innovative packages of measures based on optimising fuel consumption and emission levels.
BlueEFFICIENCY measures are comprehensive vehicle optimisations that help save fuel and ease the burden on the environment. The new GLA-Class models also benefit from the deployment of the most efficient engines in conjunction with carefully designed aerodynamics and energy management measures to keep fuel consumption to a minimum. In addition to intelligent energy management they also have tyres optimised for rolling resistance. All engines also meet the requirements of the Euro 6 emissions standards.
A low drag means less fuel consumption. With a Cd value as low as 0.29 the new GLA occupies one of the leading positions in the segment of compact SUVs. These outstanding aerodynamics are the result of an intelligent combination of the following measures:
Automatically switching off the engine when stationary, for example in tailbacks or at traffic lights, lowers fuel consumption and emissions and saves fuel costs. The ECO start/stop function operates particularly effectively, quickly and quietly.
The function can be deactivated manually by a switch and is automatically suspended under certain conditions, for example, when the interior temperature falls below the selected temperature (linked to the climate control system).
Significant savings are the result of a series of small contributions. In the new GLA all important components were examined with regard to their energy need, and options to make them operate even more efficiently were uncovered.
The new GLA – like all Mercedes-Benz model series – is earmarked to receive an environmental certificate on the basis of the international ISO/TR 14062 standards (environmental management – integration of environmental aspects into product design and development). It rates the environmental compatibility of the new GLA over the entire lifecycle, from manufacturing to long years of use to recycling.
Mercedes-Benz feels responsible for the protection of natural resources and for providing sustainable and at the same time efficient technologies. After all, the goal is to ensure future mobility.
 The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Regulation [EC] 715/2007 in its currently applicable version). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models