With the new A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is opening up a new chapter in the premimum compact segment: markedly emotive in design, with powerful engines ranging from 90 kW to 155 kW, extremely efficient with emissions from just 135 g of CO2/km and a best-in-class drag coefficient of 0.27. At the same time the new model underlines that for Mercedes-Benz, safety is not a question of price – the standard specification includes, amongst other things, the radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system and reversing camera. Prices start at $35,600 (MRLP) for the A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY with automatic transmission. The new A-Class is available to order now and due to arrive in Australia in March 2013.
“2013 will be one of the most important years in our brands Australian history, it will be the year we expect to both springboard our volume north and further expand our customer reach”, says Horst von Sanden, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific. “We will continue to do what we do well and that’s to guide the Australian prestige market in a direction that makes our vehicles and technology accessible to a broader demographic.”
A wide choice of engines meets every power requirement. All engines of the new A-Class feature the ECO start/stop function as standard. The engines also arrive in Australia with the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission with paddle shift as standard.
The A 250 Sport features exclusive 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in a 5-spoke design with 235/40 R 18 tyres all round and painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish, together with red-painted brake callipers. These give an indication of the vehicle’s particularly dynamic driving qualities which are characterised, amongst other features, by a special AMG-developed front axle and a suspension that has been configured to match.
With its special engine and transmission configuration, the A 250 Sport also provides a very special driving experience which is enhanced further by the emotionally appealing sound of the modified exhaust system.
A-Class model lineup:
|CO2 emissions||Standard (MRLP)**|
|A 180 BE*||1595 cc||90 kW||5.8||135 g/km||$35,600|
|A 200 BE*||1595 cc||115 kW||6.1||141 g/km||$40,900|
|A 200 CDI BE*||1796 cc||100 kW||4.6||121 g/km||$40,900|
|A 250 Sport**||1991 cc||155 kW||6.6||152 g/km||$49,900|
*BE = BlueEFFICIENCY **Note below pricing disclaimer
The MRLP includes GST and any LCT applicable to the base / standard specification model but EXCLUDES DEALER DELIVERY AND ALL ON ROAD COSTS such as, for example, registration fees, stamp duty, CTP and the like. For drive away price information, consumers should contact dealers