Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new-generation A-Class that combines sporty performance, enhanced comfort and efficiency. It also comes with two diesel and three petrol variants.
The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC petrol is the world’s most powerful compact sports model with a peak output of 280 kW and maximum torque of 475 Nm.
With DYNAMIC SELECT the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC characteristics can be adjusted in seconds at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the engine, transmission, suspension, steering and air conditioning at the driver’s behest.
The four driving modes “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Eco” and “Individual” can be conveniently selected using the switch in the upper control panel.
The new Mercedes-Benz A 220 d and A 250 Sport petrol models are equipped with DYNAMIC SELECT as standard. The system is also included as standard in all models with 7G-DCT, AMG Line or a lowered suspension. DYNAMIC SELECT is available as an option for the A 200 and the A 200 d.
Optional LED High Performance headlamps and ambience lighting which can be individualised with twelve colours and five dimming levels – the equipment range for the A-Class has been carefully expanded in many areas. Also new is the fully adjustable seat cushion – adjustment by up to 60 mm – a standard feature in all equipment lines.
The A 200 diesel rated at 115kW is the entry-level model of the A-Class. The efficiency champion is the A 200 d delivering 100 kW of power and the A 220 d with 130 kW of power and 350 Nm of torque respectively.
Both diesel models report 116 (A 200 d) and 109 (A 220 d) CO2 g/km emissions, and are therefore not liable for CO2 tax. Fuel consumption on these diesel models are just 4.2 l/100 km for the A 220 d and 4.5 l/100 km for the A 200 d. Numerous measures to enhance efficiency have made these outstanding figures possible.
The A 220 diesel now has a slightly higher output of 130 kW while the sport models A 250 Sport now develops 155 kW. The “ECO display” also takes a new form to assist the driver in maintaining an environmentally friendly style of driving.