Brabus has put their special tuner touch on Mercedes' mini-SUV the GLA, and I dare say it's refreshingly conservative by their standards. Big ass forged wheels, a body kit, engine tuning and an option to lift or lower the cute ute are part of the package.

Specifically, Brabus is offering 19" and 21" forged wheels, some fins on the front, an adorable little rear wing and two choices of springs: ones that raise the vehicle by 1.2" or drop it by 1."

Ride height isn't adjustable , you've got to pick your setup at the Brabus store. But the exhaust note is: noise can be modulated via an electronic butterfly value that determines how much you want to annoy your neighbors.

Brabus dials up the power on the diesel GLA 220 CDI with the ECO PowerXtra D3 chip, adding 40 horsepower (up to 210) and putting torque at 302 lb.-ft. That gives the diesel GLA a 0-62 time of eight seconds and a top speed of 137 MPH.


Brabus also has a PowerXtra for the the four cylinder turbo gasoline GLA. The CGI B45 kit for the GLA 45 AMG gives the cute ute 400 horsepower and369 lb.-ft. of torque. 0-62 in 4.4 seconds, top speed raised to 168 MPH.

Vehicles are also adorned with extra LEDs and fancy interior trim pieces. Everything's covered by a three-year, 62,000 mile warranty. Price, as usual, is left vague for us to assume as "exorbitantly high."

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