Pricing and Specification Announced for New Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Mercedes-Benz have announced that the new A-Class will be priced from just £25,800, with the entry level being the A180d diesel engine. The Mercedes-Benz A 200 starts from £27,500, while the A 250 is available from £30,240. Available in three trims initially, with the choice of three engines, all include a seven speed gearbox and every model comes packed with a high specification as standard.
The Mercedes-Benz A180d comes with a 1.5 litre engine, producing 116hp with a top speed of 125mph. It achieves 0 to 62 mph in 10.5 seconds. The A 200 is powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine with an output of 163 hp and the A 250 has a petrol 2.0-litre engine which can generate 224 hp. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
The available options include an executive equipment package costing £1,395, which upgrades the standard seven-inch central touchscreen media display to 10.25-inches. It also includes Active Parking Assist with Parktronic; heated front seats; and Mirror package.
For a further £2,395, customers can also specify the Premium equipment line which, in addition to the Executive line, adds a 10.25-inch cockpit display – creating a widescreen effect; 64-colour ambient lighting; illuminated door sills; Keyless-Go; upgraded sound system; and rear armrest. The Premium Plus equipment line includes the Premium and Executive lines, and adds memory function for the driver and front passenger seats; multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; and a panoramic sunroof.
The Advanced Navigation package introduces augmented reality into the onboard satellite navigation. Using a camera located at the top of the windscreen, the infotainment screen overlays the navigation display with the actual road ahead, making for clearer, more obvious navigation. The package includes Traffic Sign Assist which automatically reads road signs, making sure the driver is always aware of the current speed limit. The Advanced Navigation package costs £495 and is only available in conjunction with the Executive, Premium or Premium Plus equipment lines.
For more information visit the Mercedes-Benz website.
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