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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class - Specs, Prices, Options, Interior, Exterior and Drive Train


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Compact point of entry to the world of premium saloons The A-Class Saloon as the seventh model further expands the range of compact cars from Mercedes-Benz. A logical addition, because with the C, E and S-Class, Mercedes-Benz has more premium saloon competence than most other manufacturers.

Focus on the global market: In 2017, more than 620,000 compact cars were delivered to customers in around 170 markets around the world. Back in 2013, a compact car from Mercedes-Benz was sold on the American market for the first time with the launch of the four-door Coupé CLA.And this move has been a successful one: In 2017, more than 50 percent of CLA customers were new to Mercedes-Benz. The new A-Class Saloon expands the compact car range in the US in addition to the CLA. The new A-Class Saloon will be built in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and Rastatt, Germany.

Always on: MBUX is a user experience revolution in the car regarding 3D graphics, intuitive operation including via touchscreen and "Hey Mercedes" voice-operated control, ability to learn as well as functions such as MBUX Augmented Reality for navigation.

World record defended: none is more aerodynamic. The new A-Class Saloon utilises the favourable set-up of its long rear to attain the original world record of the CLA Coupé of cw 0.22. Thanks to the frontal area of 2.19 m², smaller than that of the CLA, the new A-Class Saloon has the lowest aerodynamic drag of all production vehicles worldwide.

Safety upgrade: The new A-Class Saloon is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain driving situations.It has driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support, and thus provides one of the highest levels of active safety in this segment with functions adopted from the S‑Class.

The heart of an athlete: The engine portfolio of the A-Class Saloon is efficient, powerful and completely fulfils the Euro 6d TEMP limits[1]. There are six engines available at launch, two of which are combined with 4MATIC all-wheel drive:

  • A 200 (120 kW/163 hp, 250 Nm); with 6-speed manual transmission (fuel consumption combined 6.0-5.7 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 138-131 g/km)
  • A 200 (120 kW/163 hp, 250 Nm); with 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (fuel consumption combined 5.4-5.2 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 124-119 g/km)
  • A 220 4MATIC (140 kW/190 hp, 300 Nm); with 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (fuel consumption combined 6.7-6.5 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 153-149 g/km)
  • A 250 (165 kW/224 hp, 350 Nm); with 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (fuel consumption combined 6.3-6.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 143-139g/km)
  • A 250 4MATIC (165 kW/224 hp, 350 Nm); with 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (fuel consumption combined 6.7-6.5 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 153-149g/km)
  • A 180 d (85 kW/116 hp), 260 Nm; with 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (fuel consumption combined 4.3-4.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 113-107 g/km).

Compact yet spacious:
The most important dimensions

  • Length/width/height: 4549/1796/1446 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2729 mm
  • Luggage capacity: 420 litres (Diesel: 410 litres)
  • Headroom front/rear: 1024/944 mm
  • Elbow room front/rear 1457/1446 mm
  • Shoulder room front/rear 1400/1372 mm
  • Effective legroom front/rear: 1062/861 mm

[1] The stated figures were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the "NEDC CO2 figures" according to Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures.

Stuttgart/Seattle. The family of compact cars from Mercedes-Benz continues to grow: The A-Class Saloon will be launched at the beginning of 2019. The four-door saloon car has a wheelbase of 2729 millimetres and the proportions of a dynamic and at the same time compact saloon car with short overhangs at the front and rear. It is at the top of its segment with regard to rear headroom. In addition, the saloon model has the familiar A-Class virtues. These include modern, efficient engines, a high level of safety thanks to state-of-the-art driving assistance systems with S-Class functions, and the intuitively operated and learning MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment system. With a Cd value of 0.22 and a frontal area of 2.19 m², the new A-Class Saloon has the lowest aerodynamic drag of all production vehicles worldwide and thereby defends the world record of the CLA Coupé.

"Following the successful launch of the new A-Class in May, we are continuing to expand the range in the compact car segment.In response to the wish of many customers, we are now offering the A-Class for the fist time as a saloon car as well", says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales. "Anyone looking for a compact, sporty saloon with a separate boot now has a new attractive alternative. It will enable us to win new customers for Mercedes-Benz“.

The new A-Class Saloon will be built in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and, from spring 2019, in Rastatt, Germany as well; it was developed in Sindelfingen, Germany.The new model will be presented to the general public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show (4 to 14 October, 2018). Mercedes-Benz already presented the A-Class L Saloon at this year's Auto China in Beijing in April. This saloon model was developed exclusively as a long-wheelbase version for the Chinese market and is also produced there exclusively.

The A-Class Saloon offers great utility. That includes above-average shoulder, elbow and headroom plus easy access to the rear. It is at the top of its segment with regard to rear headroom (944 mm). The boot has a capacity of 420 litres (Diesel:410 litres) and was designed for practical usability. The boot opening is very large with a width of 950 mm and a diagonal of 462 mm between lock and lower edge of the rear window. This allows comfortable loading and unloading, even of larger luggage items.

The engine portfolio of the A-Class Saloon is efficient and powerful, and completely fulfils the Euro 6d TEMP limits. There will be six engines available at launch, two of which are combined with 4MATIC all-wheel drive: 

 

A 200

A 200

A 220 4MATIC

A 250

A 250 4MATIC

A 180 d

Transmission

6-speed manual transmission

7G-DCT

7G-DCT

7G-DCT

7G-DCT

7G-DCT

Displacement (cc)

1332

1332

1991

1991

1991

1461

Output (kW/hp)

120/163

120/163

140/190

165/224

165/224

85/116

at rpm

5500

5500

5800

5800

5800

4000

Max. torque (Nm)

250

250

300

350

350

260

at rpm

1620

1620

1600

1800

1800

1750-2750

Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km)[1]

6.0-5.7

5.4-5.2

6.7-6.5

6.3-6.1

6.7-6.5

4.3-4.1

Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)1

138-131

124-119

153-149

143-139

153-149

113-107

Acceleration

0-100 km/h (s)

8.3

8.1

7.0

6.3

6.3

10.6

Top speed (km/h)

230

230

237

250

250

206

[1] The stated figures were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the "NEDC CO2 figures" according to Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures.

World record defended: none is more aerodynamic

The new A-Class Saloon takes advantage of the favourable conditions provided by its long rear end to undercut even the already exemplary A-Class with hatchback (cw value 0.25). With a benchmark of Cd = 0.22 the new saloon model even equals the original world record of the CLA Coupé. Thanks to the frontal area of 2.19 m², smaller than that of the CLA, the new A-Class Saloon has the lowest aerodynamic drag of all production vehicles worldwide.

Equipment & appointments: KEYLESS-GO with HANDS-FREE ACCESS available

The entry-level model is already extensively equipped. Standard features include the MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment system with touchscreen, and driving assistance systems of the latest generation such as Active Brake Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. In addition, the A-Class Saloon can be customised with the design and equipment lines Style, Progressive and AMG Line, the Night Package as well as further optional equipment.

The KEYLESS-GO Convenience Package with HANDS-FREE ACCESS will be one of the available options, for example. The HANDS-FREE ACCESS convenience function enables hands-free and fully automatic opening of the boot lid with a kicking motion of the foot under the rear bumper.

The A-Class Saloon will be available as an Edition 1 in the year of the market launch. This special model features a host of copper-coloured highlights in the exterior and interior.

Exterior design: superior sportiness and modernity

With its puristic design emphasising surfaces, the A-Class Saloon is hot and cool at the same time, and thereby is a seamless fit with the design idiom of Sensual Purity. This includes the clear formal shapes emphasising surface areas with reduced lines and precise gaps. The new A-Class Saloon has the proportions of a dynamic and compact saloon car with short front and rear overhangs.

Interior design: revolution from within

The interior of the new A-Class is completely redefined with its modern, avant-garde look. Mercedes-Benz has taken a completely new approach, revolutionising the compact class from the inside with a new feeling of spaciousness. The unique interior architecture is shaped in particular by the avant-garde design of the dashboard: The designers completely dispensed with a cowl above the cockpit. As a result, the wing-shaped main body of the dashboard extends from one front door to the other with no visual discontinuity. The Widescreen display (optional) is completely free-standing. The air vents in a sporty turbine look are another highlight.

MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience: unrivalled experience

The new A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to feature the completely new MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system, which also ushers in a new era for Mercedes me connectivity at the same time. A unique feature of this system is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. MBUX is customisable and adapts to the user. It thus creates an emotional connection between vehicle, driver and passengers.

Intelligent Drive: functions from the S-Class

The A-Class has the very latest driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support, and thus provides the highest level of active safety in this segment with functions adopted from the S‑C lass. For the first time, the A-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations. To do this, it keeps a close eye on the traffic situation: improved camera and radar systems allow it to see up to 500 metres ahead. The A-Class also uses map and navigation data for assistance functions.

MULTIBEAM LED headlamps: optimum visibility in all conditions

The optional MULTIBEAM LED headlamps are another example of the technology transfer from the luxury to the compact class. They allow extremely quick and precise, electronically controlled adjustment of the headlamps to suit the current traffic situation. 18 individually actuated LEDs are housed in each headlamp. The daylight-like light colour of the LEDs is easy on the eyes and has a positive effect on concentration. The road ahead is precisely and brightly illuminated. LED High Performance headlamps are a further option. As standard the new A-Class is equipped with halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lamps.

Suspension: agile and comfortable

There is a choice of suspension systems for the A-Class, depending on engine variant and driver preference. The line-up of wheels ranges from 16 to 19 inches.

The front axle of the new A‑Class features a McPherson design. The more powerful versions and models with 4MATIC, adaptive damping or larger wheels are fitted with a complex four-link rear axle. The other models have a weight-optimised torsion-beam rear axle.

Exterior design: superior sportiness and modernity
  • Stuttgart/Seattle, Sep 25, 2018
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