Mercedes-Benz launches an updated A-Class compact range
Mercedes-Benz NZ has launched a new generation of its A-Class compact range, describing the new models as sportier and more connected than their predecessors.
There will be five new models available, starting with the entry-level A 180 which retails for $48,600, while the top-of-the-range AMG 45 will retail for $97,600.
“The progressive new A-Class continues the success story of our compact car range” said Horst von Sanden, CEO and Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific.
“Since 2013, the A-Class model range has enhanced the youthful appeal of our brand, and been one of the real highlights in our product offensive. This latest generation delivers even greater comfort and value to our customers.”
Interior of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Picture/ Supplied.
The company says the A 180 model consumes 5.8 L/100km from a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine, has 17-inch wheels, pilot navigation system Blind SPot Assist, reversing camera, keyless start, and a Diamond grill in black as standard.
The A 200 (petrol) produces 115 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque from a 1.6 L engine and includes 18” wheels, a Mirror Package and sports seats with lumber support in addition to the entry level equipment.
Sharing the identical level of specification, the A 200 d consumes just 4.2 L/100km, while producing 100kW and 300Nm from a 2.1 L diesel engine. The A 250 Sport 4MATIC now produces 160 kW of power in combination with the 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission.
Arriving with 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard, the A 250 Sport 4MATIC also includes 18” AMG wheels,AMG bodystyling, AMG Ride Control suspension, LED fixed headlamps, KEYLESS-GO, a panoramic sunroof and ambient lighting with 12 colours.
The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds and produces a maximum output of 280 kW and a peak torque of 475 Nm.
Mercedes-Benz says the new cars are available to order from today.