2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class officially introduced at a special event in Amsterdam. The new generation A-Class comes with more efficient engines, convenience technologies and modern safety features.
The sharp lines of the third-generation A-Class, reshaped by the latest design concept of the German car manufacturer, are borrowed from the new CLS-Class. This represents Mercedes’ next step in Sensual Purity’s design philosophy.
The low-front design, which unveils the character of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, is combined with new sharp-form LED headlamps, larger front grille and chrome details. Compared to its predecessor, this low-hood design makes the new compact hatchback look even more dynamic. In addition, it is undeniable that new alloy wheels contribute to design.
On the rear side, unlike the previous model, the new thin rear lamps sitting on a sloping line make the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class look more vivid.
When we move towards the interior, it is once again seen how serious Mercedes is. First, the two widescreen displays, positioned on the prominent line on the front console, highlight the modern cabin design with ambient lighting that offers a choice of 64 colors.
Touchscreen combinations will be presented in three different sizes depending on the equipment level. These include two 7-inch displays, one 7-inch other 10.25-inch display, and two 10.25-inch displays.
Furthermore, when you sit on A-Class’s seat, which is the first Mercedes model to house the next-generation MBUX infotainment system, you can activate it by saying “Hey Mercedes” voice control with natural speech recognition.
What makes this new system different from the others is the ability to learn at the level of artificial intelligence technology. MBUX has an emotional connection potential between the vehicle and the driver or passenger. Other features include a Car-to-X communication, the Vehicle Tracker, head-up display and a Mercedes Me application collection.
The dimensions of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class have increased at many points. More shoulders, elbows and head distances have been achieved thanks to the longer wheelbase and wider track. Compared to the previous model, the luggage capacity has reached 370 liters with an increase of 29 liters and now there is more room for your suitcases.
In order to be more competitive, the German manufacturer offering the new A-Class with heated front seat plus the optional seat climate control and Multicontour Seat package with massage function. Among the current technologies transferred from S-Class include Active Lane Change Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Distance Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist and a PRE-SAFE Plus system that recognizes the approaching back-end collision and tightens the vehicle’s brakes and stretches the seat belt.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will initially be presented with three different power units. These will be A 200, A 250 and A 180 d. The new 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine with code M 282, offered in the A 200, has 161 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Mercedes plans to offer this engine to customers with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission.
The A 250 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 224 PS and 350 Nm of torque and combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. On the diesel side( A 180 d), the 1.5-liter turbocharged unit delivers 116 PS and 260 Nm of torque. The German automaker adds this diesel engine to its range with the 7G-DCT gearbox.
If you look at the performance data, the new A 200 needs 8 seconds with 7G-DCT and 8.2 seconds with manual gearbox to reach 0 to 100 km/h. The average fuel consumption of the new A200 is 5.1 l/100 km with 7G-DCT and 5.6 l/100 km with manual. The max speed is 225 km/h.
A 250 can sprint to 100 km/h 6.2 seconds. Top speed is 250 km/h and the average fuel consumption is 6.0 l/100 km. The most fuel-efficient variant, the A 180 d consumes just 4.1 liters of fuel per hundred kilometers. Even so, it reaches 0 to 100 km / h in 10.5 seconds and maxing out 202 km/h.
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class comes with a front-wheel drive system as standard, while the 4Matic four-wheel drive system and active damping controlled suspension system will be offered as an option to customers.