A unique concept and a unique design, backed by superb levels of safety and perceived value: the new A-Class adds the Mercedes dimension to the compact-car segment.
After seven years of production and having sold around 1.1 million units, 85k in the UK, Mercedes Benz is starting the next chapter in the A-Class success story by launching a new, even more attractive and more innovative model. The second-generation A-Class will appear in UK showrooms in spring 2005.
The new A-Class’s model range comprises two body versions, each with its own distinctive character: in addition to the versatile five-door version, Mercedes Benz is also, for the first time ever in this model range, launching a three-door model which will attract buyers’ attention through its sporty, youthful image.
The excellent standard equipment provided with the A-Class includes a multifunction steering wheel, speed-dependent power-assisted steering, ESP, a selective damping system, head and front-side airbags as well as adaptive front airbags and belt force limiters. The new or further-developed four-cylinder engines deliver up to 38 per cent more output whereas fuel consumption has fallen by up to 10 per cent.
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