The New Mercedes Benz A-Class

The new A-Class distinguishes itself from other cars through its unique sandwich concept and striking one-box design. Newly-designed headlamps, a striking radiator grille, muscular sculpted wings and a bold sweep along its side profile accentuate the compact, dynamic image of the A-Class. The larger proportions also ensure the A-Class looks more powerful too: the new compact Mercedes car is 232 mm longer and 45 mm wider than its predecessor.

The new three-door model variant provides all the outstanding safety and comfort attributes of the A-Class and then adds flowing lines to the mix to underline the vitality and charm of this car. From the start of 2005 onwards, the three-door model will be offering an attractive entry point to the world of Mercedes Benz.

An overview of models for the new A-Class
  A 150 A 170 A 200 A 160 CDI A 180 CDI A 200 CDI
  95 hp 115 hp 136 hp 82 hp 109 hp 140 hp
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Intelligent safety package for comprehensive passenger protection

The second generation A-Class remains true to its reputation as a technological trendsetter: ground-breaking innovations again make their premiere performances in this vehicle, further improving driving safety and drive comfort; a total of more than 200 patents are used in the new Mercedes model.

In addition to the unique sandwich concept which delivers front and side impact advantages, the newly developed efficient belt and airbag system in the A-Class ensures a level of passenger safety customers have come to expect from Mercedes. This includes adaptive two-stage front airbags, seat belt tensioners for front seat passengers and passengers sitting in the outer rear seats, adaptive belt force limiters and newly developed head and front thorax-side airbags in place of the former sidebags.

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Published : 22/06/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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