posted 6 years ago

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class wins award

Mercedes A-Class is ‘AM New Car of the Year’

The new Mercedes A-Class has been awarded ‘AM New Car of the Year’. Managing Editor of AM Tim Rose said ‘the new A-Class has the style, dynamism and technology that are required to punch its weight in this highly competitive sub-segment. It’s an all-round performer and just the product that Mercedes-Benz dealers need to entice new customers into their showrooms.’

The Mercedes-Benz A Class is a sporty city car and hatchback rolled into one. It is available in a three and a five door version and is deceptively spacious with a luxurious interior as only a Mercedes could be. It is the third generation of the hugely successful compact front drive Mercedes Benz with prices starting from £18,970 rising to £28,800.

The announcement of the win for the new A-Class has added to the momentum behind the new model which has been met by significant demand not just in the UK but throughout Europe, with 90,000 pre-orders for the car ahead of its market introduction. Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK commented ‘this is a significant win that reflects not only our investment in innovation but also our commitment to listening to existing and potential customers and giving them exactly what they want. We have an exciting year ahead for the new A-Class, and this is a great start.’

New petrol and diesel engines for new A Class

The Mercedes-Benz A Class is offered with new petrol and diesel engines that all feature direct-injection and turbo charging that can deliver up to 211 hp with CO₂ emissions as low as 98 g/km. Mercedes-Benz has also introduced a new 2.0-litre direct-injection turbo-charged petrol engine to its A-Class range generating 211 hp which is sufficient to propel the car from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.6 seconds and on to a 149 mph top speed. This is standard with the exclusive range-topping Engineered by AMG specification, as is the 7G-DCT double-clutch automatic transmission, along with AMG-inspired styling, trim, equipment and chassis tuning. There are also two new diesel engines that make their debut in the third-generation A-Class, giving the car potential fuel economy of 74.3 mpg with CO₂ emissions down to 98 g/km.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class also features as standard a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist, which lowers the risk of rear-end collisions. The COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system gives a visual and acoustic warning to alert a possibly distracted driver to identified obstacles, and prepares Brake Assist for the most precise braking response possible. This is initiated as soon as the driver steps firmly on the brake pedal.

The latest Mercedes-Benz A Class really boasts a much sportier and dynamic design and will appeal to motorist’s right across the board.