The optimal synthesis of
sportiness and driving comfort.
The new A-Class sets benchmarks in the compact class
with its drive system and safety features.
CO2 emissions (combined): 148-92 g/km*
More power, less fuel.
The new A-Class is set to arrive in showrooms around Europe in September 2012, but even before this date, the dynamic presence of the compact car is already creating quite a stir. In addition to its sporty design, its inner values are also impressive. A broad range of petrol and diesel engines look after every possible wish in terms of power whilst also checking the box for the best efficiency and emissions values: the A 180 CDI will mean that Mercedes-Benz is able, for the first time, to achieve a CO2 value of just 98g/km. What's more, the A 220 CDI and all of our petrol engines even already meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. All engines on the new A-Class are equipped as standard with the ECO start/stop function. Consumption savings of up to 26 percent are possible when measured against the comparable predecessor and all that with greatly improved engine output – that's the impressive conclusion to the engine spectrum of the new A-Class.
Strong, sprightly and sparing.
"The new four-cylinder engines from Mercedes-Benz take up pole position with their agile driving performance, increased efficiency and lowest emissions values. They impress with their smooth running and superior power delivery
and they offer the most demanding of customers the highest level of refinement", says Professor Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler Board of Management and Head of Corporate Research and Development for Mercedes-Benz Cars.
A as in Attack.
It isn't only the new engines that are crucial for achieving exemplary efficiency. Thanks to the modular system, optimally adjusted transmissions could be selected for both diesel and petrol engines. The engines can either be combined with the new six-speed manual transmission or with the optional 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission, which perfectly combines comfort and sportiness. The whole package is, of course, largely assisted by the excellent aerodynamics and a superior Cd value of 0.27; this is of particular importance as air resistance at speeds above 60 km/h has a major effect on fuel consumption. Equally awe-inspiring are the low levels of wind noise and the optimised vibration characteristics, which create an acoustically comfortable and high-value ambience in the vehicle interior.
Numerous assistance systems support the driver.
Just as in all of the other model series from Mercedes-Benz, a broad range of assistance systems find their place in the new A-Class. Thanks to COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, fitted as standard, the new A-Class is the yardstick in its vehicle class. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST is a radar-based collision warning system coupled with Adaptive Brake Assist. The system can drastically reduce the risk of colliding with the vehicle in front, whilst ATTENTION ASSIST warns you if it detects the typical signs of driver fatigue.
Just in case.
Thanks to its stable passenger compartment, in the event of an accident the new A-Class excels with a high level of structural safety. A further safety-enhancing feature can be found in the seven airbags fitted as standard and the optionally available automatic Mercedes emergency call. Further safety highlights which are above and beyond the vehicle class include belt tensioners and belt force limiters even in the rear, the active bonnet for pedestrian protection and the preventative occupant protection system PRE-SAFE®.
Just like all other passenger cars from Mercedes-Benz, even the A-Class has been developed in such a way that it will also receive the international "Design for Environment" certificate in accordance with ISO/TR 14062. To achieve this, the manufacturer must use materials which cause the lowest levels
of emissions possible in terms of their production, processing and use. According to ISO 22628, a material recyclability of 85 % and a recoverability of 95 % can be proven. The new A-Class is thus exemplary over its entire life cycle.