GLA

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GLA
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Strong stats Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed, Weight, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appears in Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Maker, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The GLA is a luxury compact SUV manufactured by Mercedes-Benz which appears as a kart body in Mario Kart 8, available exclusively in the Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content pack. The vehicle has nine different color schemes, with the one it uses depending on what driver uses it; it is thus one of the two DLC vehicles to change colors in this way, the other being the City Tripper. The kart features a license plate on the back that reads "GLA"; these letters light up when the car enters anti-gravity mode. The GLA and the Gold Standard are the only vehicle bodies in Mario Kart 8 that do not feature the driver's emblem on them.

The GLA offers higher weight and traction, but lower acceleration, handling, and mini-turbo; it shares its stats with the Badwagon, Standard ATV, Tri-Speeder, and Steel Driver.

The GLA returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, in which it is no longer exclusive to DLC and can instead be unlocked randomly by collecting coins. Its stats are also slightly altered in accordance with the changes made to the other vehicles in the game.

Mario driving the GLA appears as one of the many Costume Mario power-ups in Super Mario Maker. It is unlocked when the Mercedes-Benz Jump'n'Drive event course is completed.

In promotion of their content, Mercedes-Benz produced several commercials with Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario Maker for the GLA.[1][2]

Stats[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Ground Speed: 0
  • Water Speed: +0.5
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: +0.5
  • Ground Handling: -0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.75
  • Air Handling: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.75
  • Traction: +0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.75

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Ground Speed: +0.5
  • Water Speed: -0.25
  • Air Speed: -0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -1
  • Weight: +0.5
  • Ground Handling: -0.75
  • Water Handling: -0.25
  • Air Handling: -0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.5
  • Traction: +0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -1

Color schemes[edit]

Color Characters Mii colors Mii amiibo Racing Suits
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Grigio Metallo
Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Yellow YoshiYellow Shy GuyBaby Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Iggy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Dry Bowser's icon, from Mario Kart 8.Bowser Jr.'s head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Yellow Wario Suit, Pac-Man Suit
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Denim Blue Metallic
Luigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Blue YoshiToad's head icon in Mario Kart 8Blue Shy GuyBaby Luigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Ludwig's head icon in Mario Kart 8Link's icon from Mario Kart 8Villager (male)Male Inkling's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Blue Hylian Suit, Captain Falcon Suit, Fox Suit, Toad Suit, Sonic Suit
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Patagonia/Alveston Red
Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8Daisy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Red YoshiOrange YoshiOrange Shy GuyBaby Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Daisy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Wendy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Tanooki Mario's icon from Mario Kart 8Female Inkling's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Red, Orange Mario Suit, Varia Suit, Pikmin Suit, Inkling Suit
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Iridium Silver Metallic
Rosalina's head icon in Mario Kart 8Green Shy GuyMetal Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Rosalina's head icon in Mario Kart 8Cyan Inkling's icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.MK8D BotW Link Icon.png Green Luigi Suit, Yoshi Suit
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Polar White
Yoshi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Pink YoshiWhite YoshiPink Shy GuyWhite Shy Guy iconLakitu's head icon in Mario Kart 8Toadette's head icon in Mario Kart 8Morton's head icon in Mario Kart 8Cat Peach's icon from Mario Kart 8Villager (female)Isabelle's icon, from Mario Kart 8.Pink Inkling's icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Pink, White Peach Suit, Kirby Suit
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Clear Sky Metallic
Light-blue YoshiKoopa Troopa's head icon in Mario Kart 8Light-blue Shy GuyLarry's head icon in Mario Kart 8Dry Bones Light-blue Rosalina Suit, Mega Man Suit
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Cosmos Black Metallic
Black YoshiShy Guy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Black Shy Guy iconBowser's head icon in Mario Kart 8Green Inkling's icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Light-green, Black Animal Crossing Suit, Bowser Suit
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Brown
Pink Gold Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8Donkey Kong's head icon in Mario Kart 8Lemmy's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Brown Donkey Kong Suit
GLA icon from Mario Kart 8
Purple
Wario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Roy's head icon in Mario Kart 8King Boo's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Purple Inkling's icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Purple N/A

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese GLA -
Chinese GLA -
Dutch GLA -
French GLA -
German GLA -
Italian GLA -
Korean GLA -
Portuguese GLA -
Russian GLA -
Spanish GLA -

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