New Merecedes-Benz A-Class launched with new A 160 version on the block

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New Merecedes-Benz A-Class launched with new A 160 version on the block (9)

With the new generation of the A-Class, Mercedes-Benz reconciles the conflicting aims of sporty performance 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. Mercedes-Benz has also increased the range of available engines. The A 160 with 75 kW (102 hp) is the new entry-level model. The new efficiency champion is the 80 kW (109 hp) A 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition with CO2 emissions of 89 g/km. And with its dramatic design in the style of the successful MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team, the special “Motorsport Edition” model will particularly appeal to racing fans. The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC also benefits from the model facelift. With peak output of 280 kW (381 hp) and a maximum torque of 475 Nm, the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG is the world’s most powerful compact sports 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 new-generation A-Class can be ordered from 3 July 2015. The first models will be in dealer showrooms at the end of September.

“2012 was a year of paradigm change in the compact class. The new A-Class was a radical departure from the preceding series. And a successful one: as the most progressive model in the compact class, the model series has done much to make the Mercedes-Benz brand more youthful. With this model facelift we are now meeting the wishes of many customers for even more comfort with no loss of dynamic performance,” says Ola Källenius, member of the Daimler AG Board of Management responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “In addition, with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink the A-Class has taken the next step for comprehensive and intuitive smartphone integration.“

Striking lines, dynamically curved surfaces and coupé-like window lines characterise the exterior of the A-Class, following the design philosophy of sensual clarity. The form of the new, more arrow-shaped front bumper takes its lead strongly from the Concept A-CLASS (2011). With a diamond grille, new LED High Performance headlamps (optional extra; standard for A 45) and newly designed rear lights with exhaust tailpipes integrated into the bumper, the new generation emphasises the sportiness and dynamism of the successful compact class series.

An instrument cluster of 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 to be had 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.

Optional LED High Performance headlamps and ambience lighting which can be individualised with twelve colours and five dimming levels – the equipment range for the A-Class has been judiciously expanded in many areas. Also new is seat cushion depth adjustment by up to 60 mm – a standard feature in all equipment lines.

With its dramatic design in the style of the successful MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team, the special “Motorsport Edition” model will particularly appeal to racing fans. 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. The AMG rear aerofoil is embellished with petrol green highlights, as are the exterior mirrors (only in conjunction with A 250 Sport and A 250 Sport 4MATIC). Eye-catching details in the interior include the petrol green surrrounds 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/A 200 d upwards (except the A 45).

An overview of the data for the A-Class diesel models:

Diesel
 
 
A 160 d
 
 
A 180 d
 
 
A 180 d BEE1
 
A 200 d/
A 200 d 4MATIC
A 220 d/
A 220 d 4MATIC
Number of cylinders/arrangement
4 in-line
4 in-line
4 in-line
4 in-line
4 in-line
Displacement (cc)
1461
1461
1461
2143
2143
Rated output (kW/hp at rpm)
66/90 at 2750-4000
80/109 at 4000
80/109 at 4000
100/136 at 3200-4000
(at 3400-4400)
130/177 at 3600-3800
Rated torque (Nm at rpm)
240 at 1700-2500
260 at 1750-2500
260 at 1750-2500
300 at 1400-3000
350 at 1400-3400
Combined fuel consumption from (l/100 km)
4.1-3.7(3,9-3,7)
4.1-3.7(3.9-3.7)
3.5
4.5-4.1
(4.1-3.8)
[4.9-4.6]
(4.2-4.0)
[4.9-4.6]
Combined CO2 emissions from (g/km)
107-98(104-98)
107-98(104-98)
89
116-106
(108-99) [127-121]
(109-104)[127-121]
Efficiency class
A+ (A+)
A+ (A+)
A+
A (A+) [A]
(A+) [A]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)
13,8 (13,6)
11,3 (11,3)
11.3
9,3
(8,8)
[8,8]
(7,5)
[7,5]
Top speed (km/h)
180
(180)
190
(190)
190
210
(210)
[210]
(224)
[220]

 

An overview of the data for the A-Class petrol models:

Petrol
 
A 160
 
A 180
 
A 180 BEE1
A 200
 
A 220 4MATIC
Number of cylinders/arrangement
4 in-line
4 in-line
4 in-line
4 in-line
4 in-line
Displacement (cc)
1595
1595
1595
1595
1991
Rated output (kW/hp at rpm)
75/102 at 4500-6000
90/122 at 5000
90/122 at 5000
115/156 at 5300
135/184 at 5500
Rated torque (Nm at rpm)
180 at 1200-3500
200 at 1250-4000
200 at 1250-4000
250 at 1250-4000
300 at 1200-4000
Combined fuel consumption from (l/100 km)
5.6–5.4 (5.4-5.1)
5.7-5.5(5.4-5.1)
5.2
5.7-5.5
(5.4-5.1)
[6.6-6.3]
Combined CO2 emissions from (g/km)
128-124
126-119
133-127(126-119)
120
134-128(126-119)
[154-148]
Efficiency class
B (B)
B (B)
B
B (B)
[C]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)
10.6
(10.4)
8.9
(8.6)
8.9
8.1
(7.8)
[6.9]
Top speed (km/h)
190
(190)
202
(202)
190
224
(224)
[228]
Petrol
 
A 250/A 250 4MATIC
A 250 Sport/A250 Sport 4MATIC
A 45 4MATIC
 
Number of cylinders/arrangement
4 in-line
4 in-line
4 in-line
Displacement (cc)
1991
1991
1991
Rated output (kW/hp at rpm)
155/211 at 5.500
160/218 at 5.500
280/381 at 6000
Rated torque (Nm at rpm)
350 at 1200-4000
350 at 1200-4000
475 at 2250-5000
Combined fuel consumption from (l/100 km)
6.7-6.6
(6.0-5.8)
[6.6-6.5]
6.8
(6.2)
[6.6]
[6.9]
Combined CO2 emissions from (g/km)
154-151
(139-136)
[154-152]
158
(143)
[154]
[162]
Efficiency class
D (C) [C]
D (C) [C]
[D]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)
6.5
(6.4)
[6.4]
6.4
(6.3)
[6.3]
[4.2]
Top speed (km/h)
240
(240)
[240]
240
(240)
[240]
[250]

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