The new generation A-Class.
With the new generation of the A-Class, Mercedes-Benz reconciles the conflicting aims of sportiness and enhanced comfort: with DYNAMIC SELECT the driver is able to change the car’s characteristics in just seconds – at the touch of a button the A-Class drives in a particularly comfortable, sporty or efficient manner. Also with the model facelift, the previous “CDI” is replaced by the small letter “d”. The A 160 rated at 102 hp is the new entry-level model. Also new are the particularly efficient diesel version of the A 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition with CO₂ emissions of 89 g/km, as well as the manual transmission versions of the dynamic A 250 and A 250 Sport models. The A 220 d now has a slightly higher output of 130 kW (177 hp), an increase of 5 kW (7 hp), while the A 250 Sport and A 250 Sport 4MATIC models now develop 160 kW (218 hp), up from the 155 kW (211 hp) generated previously. The agile, turbocharged four-cylinder engine of the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC combines its power with a top efficiency figure: the output of 191 hp per litre marks a record for a series production four-cylinder engine. In combination with the 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission, the A-Class now features “Launch Assist” for even faster acceleration from a standstill. All in all, the model range comprises 17 versions (including the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC).
Fuel consumption combined: 5.6–5.4 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 128–124 g/km.*
Fuel consumption combined: 6.7-6.6 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 154-151 g/km.*
A 250 Sport:
Fuel consumption combined: 6.8 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 158 g/km.*
A 250 Sport 4MATIC:
Fuel consumption combined: 6.6 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 154 g/km.*
Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 6.9 l/100km; combined CO₂ emissions: 162 g/km.*
A 180 d BEE:
Fuel consumption combined: 3.5 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 89 g/km.*
A 220 d:
Fuel consumption combined: 4.2-4.0 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 109-104 g/km.*
Individual car setup.
DYNAMIC SELECT allows a particularly broad range of setting options in combination with the new suspension with adaptive damping (optional extra). In this case the driver is able to modify the vehicle’s damping characteristics using the DYNAMIC SELECT Switch. There is a choice between Comfort mode with comfortable damping characteristics and Sport mode for a sporty and more taut damper setup. Acceleration sensors are used to measure the vehicle’s body movements as well as other current information about the vehicle status, such as the steering angle, steering speed and yaw rate, which is included when calculating the damping characteristics.
A proportional valve is actuated electronically at each shock absorber to control the oil flow and therefore the damping characteristics. The damping system is infinitely variable, and the configuration is individual for each wheel.
The most powerful compact model.
Following a comprehensive upgrade, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC opens up a new dimension in vehicle dynamics. With peak output of 381 hp and a maximum torque of 475 Newton metres, the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG is the world’s most powerful compact performance model. The revised gear ratios, aerodynamic fine-tuning and the new DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes raise overall performance to a higher level, underlining the claim to leadership in this market segment. The engine specialists at AMG mainly achieved this increase in power output with a newly configured valve assembly. At the same time, fuel consumption has been kept at the previous level: no other high-performance model in this category can match its NEDC minimum fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres (corresponds to 162 g/km CO₂).
When it comes to the muscular design of the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC, the influences from motorsport are immediately apparent. New features impressively accentuate the dynamic design idiom of the A-Class. The front skirt in the new A-wing design gives the compact proportions an even sportier emphasis. The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC is equipped with the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport +” and “Individual”, which are familiar from the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car and the top-of-the-line C-Class model, the Mercedes AMG C 63, as standard. As a new optional feature, the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package includes a mechanical front axle locking differential, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension with adaptive damping and the fifth DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode “Race”.
Mercedes-AMG C 63:
Fuel consumption combined: 8.2 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 192 g/km.*
Special “Motorsport Edition“ model.
With its dramatic design in the style of the successful MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, the special “Motorsport Edition” model will appeal to racing fans in particular. Areas of the front and rear bumper trim are painted in petrol green, and the same colour adorns the rim flanges of the AMG light alloy wheels. In conjunction with the A 250 Sport and the A 250 4MATIC, the AMG rear aerofoil is embellished with petrol green highlights, as are the exterior mirrors. Eye-catching details in the interior include the petrol green surrounds of the air vents and the contrasting topstitching in petrol green. The sport seats upholstered in black leather / DINAMICA microfibre have petrol green decorative strips, as have the seat belts. The “Motorsport Edition” is available for all engine variants from the A 200 or A 200 d upwards – except the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC.
A 250 4MATIC:
Fuel consumption combined: 6.6-6.5 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 154-152 g/km.*
Fuel consumption combined: 5.7–5.5 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 134–128 g/km.*
A 200 d:
Fuel consumption combined: 4.5–4.1 l/100km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 116-106 g/km.*
The dynamic, sporty character continues in the interior. An instrument cluster featuring a tubular design with high-quality dial graphics and galvanised switches upgrades the quality interior, as does the large, free-standing and frameless display of the head unit, which is now available with a larger screen diagonal of 20.3 cm (8 inches) on request.
New colours and materials, as well as new finishes for the trim in the dashboard, ensure a fresh ambience. New features include sahara beige/ black leather in the Exclusive package and a new seat design with red or green highlights in the Style line.
Modern smartphone integration.
The new generation of the A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to be available with comprehensive smartphone integration. Apple® CarPlay® (for iPhone® owners) infotainment system will be available starting in early 2016. At the same time, the new infotainment generation scores points with larger screens, even more intuitive operation and additional functions. The smartphone integration of compatible smartphones via Apple® CarPlay® allows voice-control of these devices, for example. In addition, the other vehicle controls can also be used. Safe and comfortable use on the road is always ensured.
Starting in early 2016, smartphone integration will be a standard feature in conjunction with COMAND Online and optional in conjunction with the multimedia system Audio 20. Mercedes me connect connects the A-Class with the world around it. From the Audio 20 on up, the A-Class is equipped with the communication module. It allows the use of the Mercedes me connect services.
Intelligent Drive: safe on the road.
With numerous driving assistance systems, from the drowsiness detection system ATTENTION ASSIST to DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control, the A-Class is able to give its driver comprehensive support and protection. The assistance systems, which fuse data from various sensor technologies as part of the “Intelligent Drive” concept and thereby significantly enhance safety and comfort, have been further advanced in part. For example, the standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS extends the functions of the previous COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (radar-supported proximity warning and braking assistance by Adaptive Brake Assist) with autonomous partial braking to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. The drowsiness detection system ATTENTION ASSIST (standard) has been similarly upgraded: operating within an extended speed range (60 – 200 km/h), it now uses a five-stage bar display to visualise the driver’s current attention level. Apart from their distinctive look, the LED high-performance headlamps (optional extra) offer added safety at night thanks to their broad light distribution and a colour temperature approximating daylight.