Driving in Tuscany the new GLA by Mercedes-Benz!
By TheMoraSmoothie on April 01, 2014
Hello out there!
Today I'm going to tell you about the Test Drive preview of the new GLA by Mercedes -Benz in which I had the pleasure of being invited.
The appointment was fixed to the Car Valet at the Airport Rome-Fiumicino, where a dozen flaming GLA was waiting for the arrival of guests.
During the cordial welcome from the Mercedes Staff, introduced me to Luca, collaborator of the BlogUltimoGiro with whom I shared the GLA for the Test Drive.
Just looking for the car assigned to me and Stefano, my photographer, was already sitting in the driver's seat with the keys in and with camera in hand he said " take some pics..."
So began the Test Drive direction Grosseto with Stefano and Luca begin to talk about engines and I relegated to the back seat with the camera in hand ...
I started to take some pics, but soon I was captured by the comfort of the seats with the high quality of fabrics and eco-leather of the seats as well as from the dashboard of the car ... really a work of design!
Once in Civiatvecchia Stefano remembered to be a photographer, parked the car, leaving the driver's seat with Luca and sits in the back seat .
The day begins to warm and the sun broke convince us to take a detour from the route set and we decided to go to Orbetello, at the foot of Monte Argentario, to take some pics of the car on the seashore.
Getting out from the GLA, I realized that the aesthetic impact is very high and that is very accurate from the point of view of design. Surely it's made to seduce the female audience...
Just few photos and it's time to leave, and get the direction to the Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia byFrescobaldi Wine Company.
The last section of the trail winds through the Tuscan countryside and abducted from the surrounding landscape I rest entranced by the glass roof of the top of the car and cuddled and wrapped by comfortable seats for a moment I seem to be in a stylish Loft, really a car with all the comfortable with no fear for long trips and zero-noises... but to interrupt me from my mental kidnapping Luca that brings me back to reality and to the real Test Drive: "do you see how it fits into the curve... of course this version has the sports suspension .. and the double-clutch gearbox? ... ah I love it accurately and fast ! " and Stefano from behind " ... of course this 4matic version make you feel so safety... "
Just arriving in the charming Tenuta Frescobaldi where we had the pleasure of visiting the winery and the structure designed by architect Piero Sartogo.
The day flows pleasent between press conference, lunch at the winery and also the pleasure to receive the visit of the Marchese Frescobaldi in person accompanied by his wife.
Then Paolo Lanzoni, Mercedes Chief press officer, begins ... " there's the opportunity to test the car off-road intersection of the roads of the vineyard" ... the eyes of my fellow car-bloggers begin to shimmer and no one pulls back.
So began the off-road test where the glamorous chic Crossover became a bad girl!
No one is saved and the GLA is really put to the whip between breathtaking climbs, dust, stones, mud and river crossings, thrilling descents. A moment of pure adrenaline and fun!
So went back to Rome with our GLA covered with mud, excited to have discovered not just a fashionable crossover, but a car full of content, with advanced technology and a design that leaves no way out of the competitor! Good job Mercedes -Benz !
PS: The version of our Drive Test was the PREMIUM 220 CDI AMG, and if you can not live without a technical study, do not miss the post by Luca Iannario on UltimoGiro. Stay tunned !
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