By A.J. Lam

Mercedes-Benz Downtown launched its brand new 2015 GLA and all new 2015 C vehicles with test drives and a brunch event featuring delicious dishes, inspired by the different flavours of the greater Toronto area, of dim sum, tenderloin with asparagus, cannelloni, pesto pasta, paella, beef sliders, virgin Caesars, SanPellegrino aranciata, mango juice, apple cider, cupcakes, desserts and coffee or tea.

The all-new compact GLA SUV combines stylish coupe-like looks, athleticism, 4MATIC sure-footed driving and space efficiency, with 5 seats, over twelve hundred litres of cargo space, and sporty handling. The GLA45 AMG version, with a high-pressure turbocharged 2.0 L. DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine and 355 horsepower, also offers sports car performance of 4.8 seconds, 0-100 km/h, despite some turbo lag.

The completely redesigned 2015 C300 and C400 4MATIC sedans offer sporty styling and more passenger space in addition to better performance. With a biturbo 24-valve DOHC V6 and 329 horsepower, the C400 offers lively performance, with 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, especially in Sports Plus mode.