Introducing the Mercedes-Benz A-Class
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class offers excellent levels of comfort and luxury, boasting an assertive and stylish exterior, alongside a radically reinvented, state-of-the-art interior that is full of the latest technology.
It is available as both the popular Hatchback and the stylish Saloon, depending on your bodystyle preference, and offers a range of efficient powertrains including a plug-in hybrid variant that offers a driving mode of the cleanest nature.
With its new bonnet power bulges and redesigned internal architecture, the A-Class has a unique character for both day and night. This is dynamism and power redefined.
Design and Practicality
The latest A-Class sees the introduction of a range of updates, with subtle changes giving the car a more pronounced aesthetic and further kerb appeal. Various exterior paintwork finishes, muscular lines, and a sharper headlamp structure are just a few examples of how the latest A-Class has levelled up.
Both Saloon and Hatchback bodystyles complement the A-Class' infrastructure greatly, with each offering a minimal drag coefficient to reduce drag and improve economy. The Saloon offers slightly more interior space than the Hatch, and with a multitude of customisable features available, you are able to find the perfect match for your lifestyle.
A variety of elements can be found that pay homage to Mercedes-Benz heritage, while newly-introduced features pave the way for tomorrow. With Ambition 2039 in mind (Mercedes-Benz' goal of having a CO2-neutral fleet by 2039), you will find a multitude of recycled materials around the cabin.
Technology and Safety
It is usually range-topping models that showcase the company's new technology first. However, despite the A-Class being the entry-level Mercedes-Benz model, it features a variety of advanced equipment to deliver the luxury and finesse that the German brand is well-known for.
Both hardware and software have taken a major leap, with the latest MBUX infotainment system taking the main stage. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility is standard, and with seven different 'worlds' to choose from, you are able to forge an experience like no other.
Mercedes-Benz has also acted on customer feedback and have subsequently made the A-Class specification process less time-consuming. Instead of selecting each and every additional extra, you are now able to choose from a variety of equipment packages made up of kit that was historically purchased together.
Engines and Performance
Engine choices are plentiful in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class range, with a variety of powertrains to choose from. The petrol range has now been electrified, coming as mild hybrids to support agility and reduce emissions.
There are four mild hybrid petrol engines to choose from, ranging from 1.4 litres to 2.0 litres with differing amounts of power. Those seeking the most dynamic of experiences will find the Mercedes-AMG A-Class the most attractive proposition, as it packs over 300bhp and 295lb ft of torque.
If you are on the hunt for a diesel engine you can choose between the A 180 d, A 200 d, and A 220 d; all featuring a powerful 2.0-litre engine with power outputs of 114bhp, 148bhp, and 187bhp respectively. Diesel variants can return up to 62mpg.
Finally, there is the A 250 e plug-in hybrid, which offers a combined power output of 215bhp and up to 282mpg combined; a fantastic option in terms of efficiency.
Should you opt for the impressive plug-in hybrid powertrain, a time will come where the batteries will need to be recharged for you to benefit from maximum efficiency.
Charging options have been improved thanks to an upgraded battery that can now be charged with alternating current up to 11kW, compared to 7.4kW on its predecessor.
Direct current charges are the fastest, with charging times of as little as 25 minutes to get from 10 to 80 percent.
Test drive the Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Sharp aerodynamics, cutting-edge style and one of the most striking interior experiences available, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is certainly one of the most appealing hatchbacks on sale.
With a superb array of engine choice, including the all-important plug-in hybrid and Mercedes-AMG options, the A-Class is a car that receives top marks in the hatchback and saloon segment.
If you would like to experience the new A-Class, or would simply like more information, please contact your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz retailer.