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The interior: Extraordinary
perceived value .

An interview with the interior designer of the new A-Class.

Fuel consumption (combined): 7.1-3.6 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions (combined): 165-92 g/km*

Beauty comes
from within.

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
new A-Class

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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.”

Product may vary after press date on 18.05.2012.


* The data do not relate to a specific vehicle and are not part of the specification, but are merely for the purpose of comparing different vehicle types. The figures are provided in accordance with the German regulation "PKW-EnVKV" and apply to the German market only.

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