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Old 07-19-2018, 07:03 PM
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GLA250 Performance Enhancements /Boost adjustment

Hello everyone,

After years of absence I'm happy to finally be back in a Benz and on the forums. Please rediect this if there is already a thread on it, I have read some about tunes but, I wanted to put together a GLA250 thread for performance upgrades and enhancements. My last Mercedes was a C350 and there wasn't as much to get out of it over this little 2.0.

I wanted to see if what people were doing to get real HP/TQ numbers up, not pedal adjusters and ebay OBDII plug in "computers."

I was hoping to see what numbers people were getting with a tune, CAI, downpipe and maybe a light boost adjustment?

Thanks and I look forward to hearing your positive response!

Please dont "you should just get a GLA45" Im not trying to get into that territory,Thanks! lol
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:48 PM
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Hotcorner, thanks for the post. We're thinking along the same lines. I've had an E-350 BluTec and a CLK 500 in the past and both were great vehicles. I now have a leased Jaguar XE and to be honest, I'm hot impressed, so when the lease is up in March I'll be going back to MB. This will be my wife's daily driver and she really likes the size, looks and features of the GLA, but I don't want to go for the all out hp of the AMC model, and the 250 is just not quite enough power, so like you, I'll be looking for reliable power upgrades. I've had good luck with Malone on my turbo diesels and will check with him to see if he has a tune for this 250. That would be a good beginning.
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If you are still under warranty something to consider would be a piggyback module such as ChipWerke or VR Tuned. You can get a very noticeable boost in power and it is completely undetectable by the dealer once unplugged. Once you go with an ECU remap your warranty will essentially be void for any engine related issues. I'm currently running a piggyback (Neuspeed Power Module) on my A5 for that exact reason. Running at the +8psi boost setting is good for around a 60 hp increase.

I will probably pick up a VR Tuned module for my 2018 GLA 250.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:22 PM
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I'm just leaving, but I would really like to get back in touch with you to get more information. I'll be posting more in the next day or so and hope to continue this conversation with you.

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Thanks for the replies! I will probably wait till my warranty is up in 9 months and do a remap then. I will get to know the car in the mean time and put on a roof rack and bike hitch to get ready for biking/snowboarding.

I haven't seen anyone do a whole lot to the GLA250 yet, I wouldn't mind being one of the first but...anyone want to GoFundMe? I'll make youtube videos? lol jk!

I remember a post I made when the C250 came out, I knew that was going to be a good 4 cylinder, but the C class is too big for the 2.0 to really shine performance wise. I think the A/GLA body is the perfect size, especially with AWD. Still a tad on the bigger side, but as small of a car that I can comfortably drive.

what are your guys real life 0-60 in sports mode? I read some say 6.5 then some say 5.9, I know conditions vary and vehicle load, ect but what are you all seeing?
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Quite the discrepancy between Car and Driver and Motor Trend:

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Quite the discrepancy between Car and Driver and Motor Trend:



I noticed that when doing research. I think one was done in sports mode and one in eco mode
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