The interior: Extraordinary
perceived value .
An interview with the interior designer of the new A-Class.
CO2 emissions (combined): 165-92 g/km*
The new A-Class places particular focus on “inner beauty.” The starting point for the interior design was the interior sculpture “Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics No. 2”.
The first tangible realisation was presented in April 2011 as the “Concept A-CLASS”. Designer Jan Kaul describes the new Mercedes interior design language.
The interior of the
The new A-Class direct – the interior designer
A is for Aviation.
”Inspiration from aviation is now continued in the new A-Class,” explained Jan Kaul. “The upper part of the instrument panel has a clear wing-like profile and the lower part is athletically styled. This gives the impression that the upper part is supported by a muscle.”
The manufacturing process to produce this muscle allows for a range of feel types and a number of different soft surface structures. This means that various different surface images are possible, enabling three-dimensional structures and an attractive pattern of light and shade with the aid of laminates.
… with your eyes closed.
“The interior of the A-Class is a leap forward in quality – as regards both the materials used and the consistent design. Less is more!” said Kaul. Both aims were achieved with a special language of shape and the combinations offered by the high-quality materials. All the trim surfaces are galvanised in high-quality so that the result is a genuine metallic surface with a “cool touch”. The result is convincing down to the very last detail and is utterly cohesive.
“If you were to get into an A-Class with your eyes closed – and then open them, you would never think you were sitting in a compact car.”