MERCEDES BENZ A-CLASS REVEALEDPosted On: July 26, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
Mercedes-Benz has released images and details of the standard version of its new A-class sedan. The new A-class slots into Mercedes’ line-up under the C-class sedan, it will become the German carmaker’s most affordable four-door model. Mercedes has confirmed that the A-class sedan will be offered with just two engines initially, although further units are planned once production is ramped up.
The enigne options at launch were turbocharged 1.3-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with 163hp and 250Nm and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel with 116hp and 260Nm. Both come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, although, as with the hatchback, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic ‘box with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles is an option. Together with standard front-wheel-drive versions of the A-class sedan, Mercedes also plans to offer a limited number of four-wheel-drive 4Matic variants, including the A 35 4Matic and A 45 4Matic models from its AMG performance division. The A-class sedan adopts the same front-end styling treatment as the A-class hatchback, with a prominent grille and angular headights that taper into the leading edge of the front fenders.
Inside, the A-class sedan features the same dashboard and advanced infotainment functions as the new hatchback, including Mercedes’ new MBUX infotainment system with touchscreen control and speech recognition. Mercedes claims the sedan offers above-average shoulder, elbow and headroom for front seat occupants and class-leading headroom for those in the rear. Its 420-litre boot capacity, however, doesn’t quite match the 425 litres of the smaller A3 sedan.