The new-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has finally been unveiled, boasting more sophisticated looks compared to its predecessor, more efficient engines and plenty of modern safety and convenience tech.
This A-Class represents the next step in their Sensual Purity design philosophy and looks a lot more elegant ans mature than before.
- Low bonnet, flat LED headlights with chrome elements and the torch-like DRL’s
- Larger wheel arches
- Slim, two-section taillights
- Free-standing widescreen display
- Interior lighting with option of 64 colours
- Three touchscreen display combos: either two 7-inch displays (17.78 cm), one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch (26 cm) display or two massive 10.25-inch displays.
- First ever Mercedes-Benz model to feature this MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience)
- Head-up display, Car-to-X communication, vehicle tracker and Mercedes Me app
- More shoulder, elbow and headroom (longer wheelbase and wider track)
- Not only heated seats but also seat climate control and a Multicontour Seat package with massage function (front seats)
- Initially there are three variants available; two petrol models (A 200 and A 250) and a diesel (A 180 d).
- A 200 – 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit – 160 HP (120 kW) and 250 Nm – combined with either a 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic or a six-speed manual.
- A 250 – 2.0-litre four-banger, with 221 HP (165 kW) and 350 Nm of torque.
- A 180 d – 1.5-litre four-cyclinder pushes out 114 HP (85 kW) and 260 Nm peak torque.
- The A 250 and A 180d will initially only come with the 7G-DCT gearbox.
As for performance, the A 200 can sprint to 100 km/h in 8 seconds flat (7G-DCT) or 8.2 seconds with the manual. Top speed is 225 km/h and the average fuel consumption stands at 5.1 l/100 km for the automatic and 5.6 l/100 km for the manual. The more powerful A 250 needs just 6.2 seconds to hit 100 km/h, maxing out at 250 km/h and averaging (when possible) 6.0 l/100 km. As expected, the diesel will be the most fuel efficient, in need of just 4.1 l/100 km. It will also do 0-100 in 10.5 seconds and max out at 202 km/h.
Mercedes-Benz says “further new engines will follow”, adding that the new A-Class will be available with the permanent all-wheel drive system with fully variable torque distribution on request.