The new found appeal of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class
The brand new Mercedes-Benz A-Class was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. There is a great deal of major changes from the design. The new car bears almost no resemblances to the current model.
Biggest upgrade in history
Mercedes-Benz has completely changed direction with the new A-Class, something which was greatly unexpected. The change in generation is the most upscale when comparing all of previous upgrades of all Mercedes-Benz models in history.
New rivals will include the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and the BMW 1 Series rather than the likes of the Ford Fiesta.
There are new daytime running LED headlights upon the vehicle with new tail lights and a whole new more aggressive design to the headlights.
To add to the car’s more aggressive stance, it is now 487 mm longer and 163 mm lower, giving the car a more sporty feel at the same time.
All variants range from 1.6 litres to 2.2 litres. Power available from the car will stand from 109 BHP to 211 BHP. The emissions of the car will start from just 99g/km. This is helped by the fact that all models receive start/stop technology. As standard there will be a traditional six speed gearbox transmission installed. As an optional extra, there is a dual clutch automatic available.
The car will also come in AMG form with a dynamic looking sports styling package. The AMG version will contain larger wheels and a more aggressive looking front grille. Expect this option to be a lot pricier too.
It is not just the exterior that received a tremendous makeover. The interior of the car also looks much better adopting a more attractive style. Customers are able to cater the inside to their exact tastes with plenty of optional extras offered.
Great deal of safety equipment
Mercedes-Benz take a hard line on providing the best in safety equipment with all new models. The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is no different. The car contains collision mitigating brake technology as standard along with hill start assist. Automatic high beam, blind spot warnings and park assists come as extras.
Despite all the major changes and upgrades, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class will not be much more expensive that the current one. It is expected that 50 per cent of buyers will be brand new due to the car’s new found appeal.