Brabus has released today a full customization kit for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Brabus has released today a full customization kit for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA.

After working on the A-Class and CLA, Brabus has shifted its attention towards their high-riding counterpart, the GLA. Work started on the front where the crossover has received a new bumper with side air inlets while the side sills feature a built-in LED lightning system turned on by opening the door or via the keyless remote.

Moving at the back, Brabus has fitted a roof-mounted spoiler as well as a bumper insert and a quad exhaust arrangement made from stainless steel. The GLA seen here sits on massive 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 255/30 R21 tires but the tuner is also offering smaller 18- to 20-inch rims. A custom suspension kit increases the ride height by 30mm while the sport springs offered can lower it by 25mm.

The 220 CDI version has received a 40 PS (30 kW) bump which has raised output to 210 PS (155 kW) and 410 Nm (302 lb-ft). The thrifty diesel-powered GLA now does the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 8 seconds before topping out at 137 mph (220 km/h). This particular version can also be had with a sport exhaust featuring controlled butterfly valve, allowing the driver to control the soundtrack provided by the exhaust "from discreet to markedly sporty."

Power upgrades for gasoline engines are also available, including for the GLA 45 AMG version which lifts output from 360 PS (265 kW) and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) to 400 PS (294 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft), enough for a 4.4s sprint (down by 0.4s) and a 168 mph (270 km/h) sprint whereas the stock version is electronically-capped at 155 mph (250 km/h).

Numerous individualization parts are offered on the inside where the crossover can be equipped with aluminum pedals, various leather upholsteries, stainless steel scuff plates with bi-color finish, aluminum door handles and different Alcantara finishes.

Additional details can be accessed from the attached press release.

Gallery: Brabus tricks out the Mercedes-Benz GLA

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