2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2017 BMW X1

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
2017 BMW X1

2017 BMW X1

The 2017 BMW X1 might bill itself as a luxury SUV, but it lacks the grace, refinement, and technology that true prestige thoroughbreds like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 bring to the table. From first-class seating to state-of-the-art technology, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is a masterclass in upper-level craftsmanship; the X1 might look good in isolation, but it can’t pass muster when compared to its Mercedes-Benz competitor.


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLAIt’s easy to bypass the simple things when you’re comparing luxury SUVs, prioritizing instead the innovative technologies such models tend to flaunt. However, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 remembers that luxury starts with top-of-the-line comfort. It lets you sink into indulgent seats that can be moved along 14 separate planes of motion to ensure optimal support at all times, with 4-way power lumbar support keeping you free from back pain during longer drives.

The BMW X1 fails to live up to that standard; even at best, its 8-way power seats can’t match the comfort of the GLA 250, and lumbar support isn’t even included as standard. You’ll also sacrifice the opportunity to take advantage of the GLA 250 SUV’s striking interior accent options, which include hand-polished Burl Walnut wood and Satin Light Brown Poplar.


The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 enhances its luxurious seating appointments with a range of top-tier technologies that allow it to shine next to dowdier segment entries like the 2017 BMW X1. Here are just a few GLA 250 features you won’t find with the X1:

  • ATTENTION ASSIST®: This system familiarizes itself with your driving habits, and compares your actions while on the road to over 70 parameters of driving behaviors. If it senses inattention or drowsiness during your journey, you’ll receive audible and visual notifications, telling you it’s time to take a break.
  • Optional Wi-Fi Hotspot: Stay connected on the go with an 4G LTE inbuilt Wi-Fi hotspot. It delivers a stronger and more reliable connection to the web than your smartphone could ever achieve, and it will sync with up to four external wireless devices at a time.

Available mbrace® Concierge

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 boasts scores of superior amenities, but the optional mbrace® Concierge service stands out among even the very best. Your mbrace® Concierge system connects you with an expert agent; they can provide:

  • Point of Interest Destination Download
  • Turn-by-Turn Route Assistance
  • Location-based Traffic
  • Location-based Weather

You can even ask your Concierge to make recommendations for dinner or book tickets for local attractions. This is next-generation service, and it’s something you won’t be able to take advantage of with the 2017 BMW X1.

The GLA 250 Utterly Outclasses the 2017 BMW X1

There are times when it makes sense to compromise, but while you’re looking for a luxury SUV isn’t one of them. To enjoy the best the segment offers, contact RBM of Alpharetta to experience the stunning new GLA 250. We’re just an easy 20-minute drive from the center of Johns Creek.