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The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan.. Compact point of entry to the world of premium sedans

Feb 02, 2020 by NBK

available now at Mercedes-Benz showroom on Salwa Road

With the A-Class Sedan, Mercedes-Benz introduces the seventh model in its range of compact cars along with the C, E and S-Class. The addition of the A-Class Sedan ensures that Mercedes-Benz has more premium saloon competence than most other manufacturers.

Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, is proud to introduce this car for the first time in Qatar, and is available now at Mercedes-Benz showroom on Salwa Road

Exterior design: Superior sportiness and modernity

With its puristic design emphasising surfaces, the A-Class Sedan is hot and cool at the same time, and thereby is a seamless fit with the design idiom of Sensual Purity. This includes the clear formal shapes emphasising surface areas with reduced lines and precise gaps. The new A-Class Sedan has the proportions of a dynamic and compact saloon car with short front and rear overhangs. The greenhouse which sits far back, and the compact rear end lend the vehicle a formal dynamic boost. Thanks to the 16 to 19-inch wheels and the pronounced wheel arches, the A-Class Sedan has a sporty stance on the road.

The front end design looks very progressive. Contributing to this impression are the low, elongated bonnet, the slimline headlamps with chrome element, the torch-like daytime driving lights - plus the single-louvre diamond radiator grille with chrome pins (optional), and the central star. The muscular and sensual vehicle shoulder with a precise character line running below it emphasises the perfectly contoured side volume. The side mirrors sit on the beltline.

The two-part tail lamps underscore the clear rear end that emphasises width. The rear reflectors were relocated to the modular two-part rear bumper. Depending on the selected equipment, this rear bumper is available with a black diffuser or with chrome trim strip and chrome tailpipe tips.

Customers can choose from the design details of the individual equipment lines: Progressive, Style, and AMG Line

 

Interior design: Revolution from within

The interior of the new A-Class Sedan is completely redefined with its modern, avant-garde look. Mercedes-Benz has taken a completely new approach, revolutionising the compact class from the inside with a new feeling of spaciousness. The unique interior architecture is shaped in particular by the avant-garde design of the dashboard: The Widescreen display (optional) is completely free-standing. The air vents in a sporty turbine look are another highlight.

Below this main body is a low-lying section, the so-called wing. The wing appears to float, as there are no connections or shape transitions to the surrounding area. The ambient lighting enhances this effect, accentuating the free-floating impression of the substructure.

The cockpit is available in three versions:

  • with one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch (26 cm) display and
  • with two 10.25-inch displays.

 

Colour and trim: fresh colours and unusual trim

The interior can be adapted to suit personal tastes in many ways.

Depending on the equipment line, different types and colours of trim elements are available for the dashboard. An overview of the trim elements:

  • Style: colour band matching the upholstery in neva grey, indigo blue or black with integrated, contrasting piping in orange, light blue or grey
  • Progressive: carbon-fibre look in black or silver
  • AMG Line: AMG microfibre in black or aluminium with bright longitudinal grain (in conjunction with Artico upholstery)
  • Optional for Progressive/AMG Line: light aluminium with longitudinal grain, light aluminium with line grain, trim in black open-pore lime wood or brown open-pore walnut wood (Progressive only)

 

MBUX Mercedes-Benz User Experience

The new A-Class Sedan features the completely new MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system, which also ushers in a new era for Mercedes me connectivity at the same time.

Its further strengths include, depending on the specification, the high-resolution Widescreen Cockpit with touchscreen operation of the media display, the navigation display with augmented reality technology plus intelligent voice control with natural speech recognition, which is activated with the keyword "Hey Mercedes". A head-up display is also available. The touchscreen is part of the comprehensive MBUX -Mercedes-Benz User Experience touch-control concept – a triad consisting of the touchscreen, touchpad on the centre console (optional) and touch controls on the steering wheel.

MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience is a revolution of the user experience in the car. The Mercedes me app collection can be placed as an icon on the screen in a user-friendly way and can be freely sorted on the homepage like all other main applications. In addition, online content such as current filling station prices or the availability of parking spaces in the multi-storey car park are displayed in MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience as an option.

Active and Passive Safety

The new A-Class Sedan is fitted with some of the highest levels of active safety in its segment, with functions adopted from the S?Class. It is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations and is equipped with driving assistance systems to support the driver.

It comes with expanded Active Brake Assist as standard. Depending on the situation, it can effectively help to mitigate the consequences of rear-end collisions with slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles ahead, and even with crossing pedestrians and cyclists, or prevent them altogether.

Active Lane Keeping Assist (likewise standard) is able to warn the driver by means of pulsed vibrations in the steering wheel when the vehicle is unintentionally drifting out of its lane at speeds between 60 and 200 km/h. If the vehicle passes over a solid line, it can pull the vehicle back into lane by applying the brakes on one side. In the case of a dotted line, such intervention takes place only when there is a danger of collision with a vehicle in the adjacent lane (including danger from oncoming traffic).

PRE-SAFE® PLUS can recognise an imminent rear-end collision. If the danger of a collision persists, the system can also firmly apply the brakes of the stationary vehicle, thus minimising the risk of injuries by reducing the forward jolt caused by an impact from the rear.

Passive safety: highly stable passenger compartment and modern restraint systems

The new A-Class Sedan was developed at the new Technology Centre for Vehicle Safety (TFS). The design of the vehicle structures incorporates findings from research into real accidents. Every single body shell component was developed according to the loads and stresses encountered, with respect to geometry, material thickness, joining technology and material quality (increased proportion of high-strength and ultra-high-strength sheet steel).

The centrepiece of the body's safety concept is the highly rigid passenger compartment. Its great rigidity when subjected to accident-induced stress e.g. in frontal, lateral or rear-end collisions and roll-overs is above all due to the greater use of high-strength, ultra-high-strength and press-hardened sheet steel.

Drive System

The A-Class Sedan has five engines available, two of which combined with 4MATIC all-wheel drive: All A-Class Sedan engines adhere to the Euro 6d TEMP limits and are efficient, powerful and versatile.

The engine line-up at launch:

  • A 200 (120 kW/163 hp, 250 Nm); with 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (fuel consumption combined 5.4-5.2 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 124-119 g/km)
  • A 250 (165 kW/224 hp, 350 Nm); with 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (fuel consumption combined 6.3-6.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 143-139g/km)
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Equipment/technology highlights

The new A-Class Sedan has a number of highlights that up until now were not available in this form in the compact car class. The MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment system is of course foremost among these, but here is a peak at other technical treats.

One of the strengths of MBUX is its intelligent voice control with natural language comprehension, which is activated by the keyword "Hey Mercedes" (or "Hello Mercedes"). The new LINGUATRONIC supports many infotainment functions (e.g. destination input, phone calls, music selection, writing and hearing messages, weather forecast).

Easier parking and manoeuvring

Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC assists the driver when searching for a parking space and when entering or leaving parallel or end-on parking spaces in both forward and reverse direction. It manoeuvres the vehicle into the selected parking space and back out again. PARKTRONIC gives a visual and acoustic warning of recognised obstacles with the help of six ultrasonic sensors in each bumper. These can be in front of, to the side or behind the vehicle, and are recognised at speeds up to approx. 10 km/h

MULTIBEAM LED headlamps

With the MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, the control units calculate the ideal lighting configuration within milliseconds. The road ahead is precisely and brightly illuminated.