Mercedes-Benz A-Class update due January 2016
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8th December, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced pricing and specification for the
new Mercedes-Benz A-Class which goes on sale in January 2016. Combining benchmark driving dynamics and safety
technologies with enhanced design and connectivity features, the new A-Class is sportier than ever.
“The progressive new A-Class continues the success story of our compact car range” said Horst von Sanden, CEO
and Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific. “Since 2013, the A-Class model range has enhanced the
youthful appeal of our brand, and been one of the real highlights in our product offensive. This latest generation
delivers even greater comfort and value to our customers.”
The model range
The updated A-Class model range provides exceptional value right from the entry level A 180. With a fuel consumption
rating of 5.8 L/100km from a 1.6 L turbocharged engine, the A 180 includes 17” wheels, Garmin® MAP PILOT navigation,
Blind Spot Assist, reversing camera, KEYLESS Start, DYNAMIC SELECT and a Diamond Grille in black as standard.
The A 200 (petrol) produces 115 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque from a 1.6 L engine and includes 18” wheels, a Mirror
Package and sports seats with lumber support in addition to the entry level equipment. Sharing the identical level of
specification, the A 200 d rates at 4.2 L/100km, while producing 100kW and 300Nm from a 2.1 L diesel engine.
The A 250 Sport 4MATIC now produces 160 kW of power in combination with the 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission. Arriving
with 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard, the A 250 Sport 4MATIC also includes 18” AMG wheels, AMG
AMG Ride Control suspension, LED fixed headlamps, KEYLESS-GO, a panoramic sunroof and ambient lighting with 12
The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC delivers performance that is unrivalled in its class – the new car accelerates from 0 -
100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds and produces a maximum output of 280 kW and a peak torque of 475 Nm. The revised gear
ratios, aerodynamic fine-tuning and the new AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes raise overall performance to a higher level,
and underline the claim to leadership in this market segment. Completely new for the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC, the AMG
DYNAMIC PLUS package sharpens up the vehicle dynamics even further. One major component is the newly developed,
mechanical front axle locking differential, which significantly improves traction in sporty driving environments. The
greatest advantages become apparent during fast acceleration out of bends, where the locking differential allows maximum
grip and high rates of lateral acceleration.
The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC has with 19” AMG wheels, AMG Performance Seats, AMG Performance Exhaust, AMG DYNAMIC
SELECT (including Race Mode), COMAND Navigation, Harman Kardon DISTRONIC PLUS and Heated Front Seats as standard.
The chassis: comfort at the touch of a button
With DYNAMIC SELECT, the vehicle characteristics can be adjusted at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the
engine, transmission, suspension, steering and air conditioning to meet the driver's
preference. The four optional
driving modes include “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Eco” and “Individual” settings. DYNAMIC SELECT allows a particularly broad
range of setting options in combination with the new suspension with adaptive damping, including Comfort mode with
comfortable damping characteristics and Sport mode for a sporty and more taut damper set-up. All models are equipped with
DYNAMIC SELECT as standard.
"With the DYNAMIC SELECT driving programme selector, the new chassis with adaptive damping and LED high-performance
headlamps, the new generation of the A-Class demonstrates just how high the level of innovation can be in this
segment", says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Group Research &
Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
Already familiar from the Mercedes-AMG GT S and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S, AMG DYNAMIC SELECT now also allows the widest
possible selection of driving dynamics in the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC. To this end, five driving modes including
“Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport +”, “Individual” and “Race” are available for selection.
The design: dynamically curved surfaces and a fresh ambience
Striking lines, dynamically curved surfaces and coupé-like window lines characterise the exterior of the A-Class,
following the design philosophy of purity. With a diamond grille, new LED high-performance headlamps (standard on the A
250 Sport 4MATIC and AMG A 45 4MATIC), and newly designed tail lamps with dual tailpipe trim integrated into the bumper,
the new model emphasises the sportiness and dynamics of the successful compact class model series.
With its dramatic design in the style of the successful MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team, the special "Motor sport
Edition" model will particularly appeal to racing fans. Available on the A 250 Sport 4MATIC, Petronas green highlights
adorn the rim flanges of the AMG wheels, AMG rear aerofoil, areas of the front and rear bumper trim, and exterior
mirrors. Eye-catching details are also carried into the interior including Petronas green surrounds of the air vents and
the contrasting topstitching.
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Outstanding levels of safety
With numerous driving assistance systems from the drowsiness detection system ATTENTION ASSIST to DISTRONIC PLUS, the
A-Class provides occupants with comprehensive support and protection. The A-Class range arrives with a host of standard
safety technologies including: 9 Airbags, PRE-SAFE®, Blind Spot Assist, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS and an Active
Bonnet. The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC also arrives with DISTRONIC PLUS and Lane Keeping Assist (Passive) as standard.
Multimedia: Trailblazer in smartphone integration
The new A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to be available (from December production) with comprehensive
smartphone integration: Apple® CarPlay® (for iPhone® owners). In the case of e.g. Apple® CarPlay® the
system supports telephoning, navigation and listening to music, receiving and sending text messages and emails as well
as Siri voice control.
The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class range is now available to order. The manufacturer’s recommended retail list price is as
2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing*
- A 180: $37,200*
- A 200: $42,800*
- A 200 d: $43,300*
- A 250 Sport 4MATIC: $53,500*
- Mercedes-AMG A 45: $77,900*
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are