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VAETH Tunes up the new Mercedes-Benz GLA

VAETH Mercedes-Benz GLA 200

A couple of goodies make for a fun time.

Mercedes-Benz and the rest of the automakers around the globe are seeking to increase sales and fill in every conceivable niche, resulting in vehicles like the GLA-Class. The luxury compact crossover might not generate hundreds-of-thousands of sales immediately, but it certainly brings the three-pointed star to a less expensive segment in the marketplace. VAETH has already begun work on the Mercedes-Benz GLA and while it may not have crazy power, it still is quite a bit of fun.

VAETH Mercedes-Benz GLA 200

The test subject for their newest conversion was a Mercedes-Benz GLA 200. VAETH took the turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four engine up a notch thanks to a new V20 tuning kit that bumps power up to 181 horsepower and 229 lb-ft. of torque. That’s also paired up with a new 270 EVO exhaust system made from VA stainless steel. The exhaust features a new downpipe setup with 200-cell tri-metal catalytic converter for less backpressure. As an option, customers can also get an axle-back exhaust system with dual 110 x 90 mm oval tailpipes.

VAETH Mercedes-Benz GLA 200

The next step in the fun formula sits beneath the beltline. VAETH gave the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 a set of their one-piece wheels with 15 spokes and a gloss black finish. The new rollers were installed in a moderately-sized 8.5 x 18 front and 9.5 x 18 rear setup for a more aggressive setup than the factory. Behind those wheels sit new stainless steel brake lines with Castrol SRF racing fluid pumping through them.

VAETH Mercedes-Benz GLA 200

While it may not seem like much, these few upgrades to the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 from VAETH make for a more enjoyable and engaging ride. All of the upgrades are currently available from VAETH and you can expect more for the Mercedes-Benz GLA to come.

VAETH Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Specifications

Displacement: 1.6 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-four
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Maximum Horsepower: 181 / 184 PS
Maximum Torque: 229 lb-ft. / 310 Nm
-V20 tuning kit
-VA stainless steel downpipe sports exhaust system

Wheels and Brakes:
Wheels: VAETH single-piece
Front Wheels: 8.5 x 18
Rear Wheels: 9.5 x 18
Brakes: Steel flex lines with Castrol SRF racing fluid

VAETH Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Gallery

Source: VAETH

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