The new Mercedes Benz A-Class will be premiered at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Design and dynamism are obvious characteristics of the new A-Class even at first glance, simply in the way it sits up to 18 centimetres closer to the road than its predecessor.
The new A-Class is still a compact car with dimensions of length/width/height: 4292/1780/ 1433 millimetres - It will feature Mercedes Benz’ first sub-100 g/km engine outputting 99 CO2/km.
Engines will range from 109 hp to 211 hp with even the possibility of a four-wheel drive model.
The petrol engines will be available as 1.6 and 2.0 litres units from 115 hp in the A 180 and 156 hp in the A 200 through to 211 hp in the A 250.
The turbo-charged diesel engines include A 180 CDI offering an output of 109 hp and a maximum torque of up to 250 Nm, while the A 200 CDI has a maximum output of 136 hp and torque that rises to 300 Nm. The A 220 CDI has a displacement of 2.2 litres, an output of 170 hp and torque of 350 Nm.
All engines in the new A-Class feature the ECOstart/stop function as standard. The engines can be combined either with the new six-speed manual transmission or, as an option, with the 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The standard equipment and options list features
- ATTENTION ASSIST (standard)
- Brake HOLD function (standard)
- Hill-Start Assist (standard)
- DISTRONIC PLUS
- Adaptive Highbeam Assist
- Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist
- Speed Limit Assist (speed limit sign recognition)
- Active Parking Assist
- Reversing camera
We will have full Mercedes Benz A-Class specifications and prices nearer the launch date.Published 6 March 2012