The new generation A-Class.

January 28th, 2018 by

Efficiency champion.

With the new generation of the A-Class, Mercedes-Benz reconciles the conflicting aims of sportiness and enhanced comfort: with DYNAMIC SELECT the driver is able to change the car’s characteristics in just seconds – at the touch of a button the A-Class drives in a particularly comfortable, sporty or efficient manner. Also with the model facelift, the previous “CDI” is replaced by the small letter “d”. The A 160 rated at 102 hp is the new entry-level model. Also new are the particularly efficient diesel version of the A 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition with CO₂ emissions of 89 g/km, as well as the manual transmission versions of the dynamic A 250 and A 250 Sports models. The A 220 d now has a slightly higher output of 130 kW (177 hp), an increase of 5 kW (7 hp), while the A 250 Sport and A 250 Sport 4MATIC® models now develop 160 kW (218 hp), up from the 155 kW (211 hp) generated previously. The agile, turbocharged four-cylinder engine of the new Mercedes-AMG® A 45 4MATIC® combines its power with a top efficiency figure: the output of 191 hp per litre marks a record for a series production four-cylinder engine. In combination with the 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission, the A-Class now features “Launch Assist” for even faster acceleration from a standstill. All in all, the model range comprises 17 versions (including the Mercedes-AMG® A 45 4MATIC®).

Mercedes teased the interior of its new A-Class late last year, and now it’s finally giving us a sneak peek of the car’s exterior. The model will debut February 2 in Amsterdam, the automaker confirmed on social media.

High-quality interior.

The dynamic, sporty character continues in the interior. An instrument cluster featuring a tubular design with high-quality dial graphics and galvanized switches upgrades the quality interior, as does the large, free-standing and frameless display of the head unit, which is now available with a larger screen diagonal of 20.3 cm (8 inches) on request.

New colors and materials, as well as new finishes for the trim in the dashboard, ensure a fresh ambiance. New features include Sahara beige/ black leather in the Exclusive package and a new seat design with red or green highlights in the Style line.

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