From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
Strong stats Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed, Weight, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances 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 DLC-exclusive kart body in the Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content pack available for Mario Kart 8. It changes color depending on the driver, having nine different color schemes total. It is thus one of the two DLC vehicles along with City Tripper to change colors. 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.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it can be unlocked randomly by collecting coins.

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


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
MK8 Mario Icon.pngYellow YoshiYellow Shy GuyMK8 BabyMario Icon.pngMK8 Iggy Icon.pngMK8 Dry Bowser Icon.pngMK8 Bowser Jr Icon.png Yellow Wario Suit, Pac-Man Suit
MK8 Luigi Icon.pngBlue YoshiMK8 Toad Icon.pngBlue Shy GuyMK8 BabyLuigi Icon.pngMK8 Waluigi Icon.pngMK8 Ludwig Icon.pngMK8 Link Icon.pngVillager (male)MK8DX Male Inkling Icon.png Blue Hylian Suit, Captain Falcon Suit, Fox Suit, Toad Suit, Sonic Suit
MK8 Peach Icon.pngMK8 Daisy Icon.pngRed YoshiOrange YoshiOrange Shy GuyMK8 BabyPeach Icon.pngMK8 BabyDaisy Icon.pngMK8 Wendy Icon.pngMK8 Tanooki Mario Icon.pngMK8DX Female Inkling Icon.png Red, Orange Mario Suit, Varia Suit, Pikmin Suit, Inkling Suit
MK8 Rosalina Icon.pngGreen Shy GuyMK8 MMario Icon.pngMK8 BabyRosalina Icon.pngMK8D Cyan Inkling Icon.pngMK8D BotW Link Icon.png Green Luigi Suit, Yoshi Suit
MK8 Yoshi Icon.pngPink YoshiWhite YoshiPink Shy GuyMK8 White Shy Guy Icon.pngMK8 Lakitu Icon.pngMK8 Toadette Icon.pngMK8 Morton Icon.pngMK8 Cat Peach Icon.pngVillager (female)MK8 Isabelle Icon.pngMK8D Pink Inkling Icon.png Pink, White Peach Suit, Kirby Suit
Light-blue YoshiMK8 Koopa Icon.pngLight-blue Shy GuyMK8 Larry Icon.pngDry Bones Light-blue Rosalina Suit, Mega Man Suit
Black YoshiMK8 ShyGuy Icon.pngMK8 Black Shy Guy Icon.pngMK8 Bowser Icon.pngMK8D Green Inkling Icon.png Light-green, Black Animal Crossing Suit, Bowser Suit
MK8 PGPeach Icon.pngMK8 DKong Icon.pngMK8 Lemmy Icon.png Brown Donkey Kong Suit
MK8 Wario Icon.pngMK8 Roy Icon.pngMK8DX King Boo Icon.pngMK8D Purple Inkling Icon.png Purple N/A


Names in other languages[edit]

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


  • The GLA and the Gold Standard are the only vehicle bodies in Mario Kart 8 that do not have the character's emblem embedded on them.
  • When driving in Anti-Gravity sections, the "GLA" letters on the back of the vehicle will light up.