This is the all new Mercedes-Benz A-Class which can be ordered from next month. First deliveries in June 2018.
The New A-Class has not just been improved in the looks from the outside, it has taken a huge leap inside in terms of technologies.
Gone from the dashboard is what I call the “stuck on IPad”. It’s replacement is a rather smart floating instruments panel, which is similar to the E-Class and S-Class.
As an option you can choose from 64 ambient ambient lighting.
A new feature for the A-Class, and a first of any Mercedes-Benz model, is this new multimedia system MBUX.
This new system has the ability to learn, due to its artificial intelligence, and adapt to suit the user. The system uses intelligent voice control with natural speech recognition. To activated this system just say “Hey Mercedes”.
The MBUX touch-control consists of the touchscreen, touchpad on centre console and the touch control buttons on the steering wheel. (This was a feature that really impressed me with the E-Class).
The new A-Class is packed with the latest driving assistance to help the driver.
In certain situations the new A-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously.
The car radar can see up to 500 metres ahead.
The car can also use the navigation data to adjust speed for bends, junctions and roundabouts.
Active Brake Assist is now standard.
There will be a choice of 3 engines from launch,
2 petrol and 1 diesel.
A 200 1.4 litre 120kW/163 hp, 250 Nm 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission or 6 speed manual
A 250 2.0 litre with 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission 165kW/224 hp, 350 Nm
A 180 d 1.5 litre diesel with 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission 85kW/116 hp, 260 Nm
As well as its new grown up looks, the rear luggage capacity has been improved by 29 litres to 370 litres.
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