The complete list of details on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has recently been released. Its exterior stands out with its stunning contours, window lines similar to those of a coupe, and dynamic surfaces. The new generation A-Class has a new front bumper that has more of an arrow shape, revised tail lights, and a new set of LED High Performance headlamps.
What the automaker has done with the new model is emphasize the current compact-class model’s sporty and dynamic characteristics. When it comes to equipment, the range was improved in several aspects. These include suspension with Adaptive Damping System, DYNAMIC SELECT, and smartphone integration through Apple, CarPlay, and MirrorLink.
The A-Class comes in elbaite green metallic, which is a new "on-trend" color. It is also available as a special "Motorsport Edition" model, which motor racing fans will surely like. The company is now ready to take your orders for the new-generation A-Class. It has a starting price of 23,746.45 euros. There’s a moderate price increase for this new model, ranging from 184.45 to 892.50 euros (Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC), depending on the model.
Dealer showrooms will get the first models at the end of September. The A 160 with 75 kW(102 hp) is the new entry-level model for the expanded A-Class model range. It is because of this new variant that the A-Class price list is currently priced from 23,746.45 euros. When it comes to efficiency, the 80 kW (109 hp) A 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition is the winner with only 3.5 l/100 km of NEDC fuel consumption.
It has 89 g/km of CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, the A 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition has a starting price of 27,851.95 euros. Motor racing enthusiasts have plenty to attract them to the special "Motorsport Edition" model, particularly with its design inspired by the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team. Petrol green paint has been applied to surfaces of the front and its rear bumper trim.
The rim flanges of the AMG light-alloy wheels use the same color. For the interior, the air vents as well as the contrasting topstitching have a petrol green color. A whole range of engine variants is available for the "Motorsport Edition" from A 200/A 200 d. However, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC is the exemption.
Buyers have to pay an added cost from 4849.25 to 6307.00 euros depending on which engine variant is selected. If you get the optional extra DYNAMIC SELECT, you’re able to adjust the engine, transmission and steering characteristics of the A-Class by simply pressing a button. There are four driving modes available: Comfort, Sport, Eco and Individual. DYNAMIC SELECT is standard on the A 200 d 4MATIC, A 220 4MATIC, A 220 d, A 220 d 4MATIC, A 250 4MATIC, A 250 Sport and A 250 Sport 4MATIC models.
In addition, the system also comes as standard equipment on all the models that feature 7G-DCT, AMG Line, lowered suspension or the new suspension with Adaptive Damping System. For 95.20 euros more, the other engine variants can be equipped with DYNAMIC SELECT as an option. This option is not offered for the two BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models.
Because of DYNAMIC SELECT, the driver gets a very wide range of setting options together with the new suspension with Adaptive Damping System (offered as an optional extra that costs from 892.50 euros). As a result, the driver can adjust the damping characteristics via the DYNAMIC SELECT switch. The driver can either select the Comfort mode with comfortable damping features or the Sport mode for a damper setting that’s sporty and tauter.
The new-generation A-Class comes with comprehensive smartphone integration, the first model from this brand to get this upgrade. Mercedes-Benz will start to offer the Apple CarPlay(for iPhone owners) and MirrorLink infotainment systems starting next year. By using MirrorLink, compatible smartphones can be integrated into the vehicle and smartphone content to be demonstrated on the A-Class display.
A group of companies from the automotive and IT industries agreed on MirrorLink as a standard to promote a standardised interface to transmit display content and to control commands. The Car Connectivity Consortium certifies these devices and apps accordingly. These infotainment systems can now be ordered.
Starting in 2016, smartphone integration will be available as standard together with COMAND Online. It may be installed together with Audio 20 (smartphone integration package that includes micro USB and iPhone Lightning cables) for 357 euros. The LED High Performance headlamps don’t only offer a unique look, they also provide additional safety at night because of their wide beam pattern.
This light offers a daylight kind of color and consumes very low energy. These headlamps come as standard on the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC but they are available as an option for 1041.25 euros. The driver gets a welcome right after unlocking the vehicle with a light show via the “coming home” function. After the daytime running lamps first light up in blue, they then transition gently to white.
For just 142.80 euros more, ambient lighting may be installed on the vehicle. These 12 different colors may be dimmed in five stages. After the driver gets in the vehicle, he is treated to an amazing lighting effect. It costs 666.40 euros for the A-Class to get a new "on-trend" colour elbaite green metallic paint job. The facelifted Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC costs 51,051.00 euros.
The entry-level model has a peak output of 280 kW (381 hp) and maximum torque of 475 Nm, earning it the title as the most powerful compact sports model in the world, producing 15 kW or 21 hp more than its predecessor.
The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC has standard equipment that includes LED High Performance headlamps as well as the new AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, namely: Comfort, Sport, Sport + and Individual. Traction is at its optimum with the standard all-wheel drive and the optional front axle differential (which is available for the first time). These are included in the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package for just 2618.00 euros.