Mercedes-Benz GLA Goes Deep Underground

Mercedes has launched it’s 4MATIC system deep underground. See why in this article from CarArticles.co.uk

Grip is at the core of the new GLA-Class its 4MATIC system providing reassurance and traction in all conditions. 

Fittingly, the GLA has made its British debut at the very core of the UK, some 189-metres below ground within the vast Winsford Rock Salt Mine in Cheshire the site which supplies much of the gritting salt for our roads, providing grip and reassurance to the UKs drivers.

In a unique project to take the car as far off the beaten track as possible, four standard, road-going examples of the new GLA were lowered, nose first, into the mine before being driven through the broken terrain of a network of more than 130 miles of tunnels running beneath Cheshire in what is very much a working mine.

Winsford, operated by Salt Union, is the UKs largest rock salt mine and its oldest working mine the mine stretches 5km east to west and 3km north to south. Mining operations since the 19th Century have left a void space of 23 million cubic metres

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