The New Mercedes Benz A-Class

The compact Mercedes Benz hatchback returns bristling with new technology, class-leading luxury, a wide range of petrol and diesel Euro 4 engines and newly developed transmissions.

The new Mercedes Benz A-Class hits UK roads in February 2005, with prices starting from £13,655 on-the-road.

Available in five-door and, for the first time, in a three-door body style with natural sporty looks, the A-Class breaks new ground for Mercedes Benz. As well as competitive pricing, the new A-Class boasts power outputs increased by up to 38 per cent while torque has improved by as much as 46 per cent. Fuel consumption is improved by up to 10 per cent and all engines in the new A-Class meet tight Euro 4 emissions standards.

Across the range, the prices are comparable with outgoing models. When the A-Class was first launched, the entry-level price of an A 140 Classic was £14,275 OTR. The new entry-level A-Class offers increased value with the A 150 Classic starting at only £13,655 OTR – a saving of £620, yet with all the latest advances in Mercedes Benz technology included. The five-door version attracts a £600 premium over comparative three-door models. As recent consumer reports show, Mercedes Benz offers amongst the greatest residual values on the UK market and the new A-Class is set to follow these results, making the A-Class the best value car in itS-Class.

The sandwich floor concept packaging, which cleverly sits the engine and transmission under the main passenger compartment floor, has been further developed to accommodate a wide range of petrol and diesel engines and transmissions providing between 95 hp and 193 hp (petrol) and 82 hp and 140 hp (diesel). For the first time Mercedes Benz-developed AUTOTRONIC - a continuously variable transmission - appears in the A-Class as does an all new 6-speed manual gearbox.

The final addition to the A-Class family will be a newly developed 193 hp 2.0-litre turbo-charged petrol engine. This potent package will add a new dimension to the A-Class and will be introduced to the UK in autumn 2005.

Published : 18/01/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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