Mercedes Benz A-Class(2023)

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Mercedes Benz A-Class  

Rumors have been circulating recently regarding Mercedes Benz possibly considering dropping the A-Class models and concentrating its line-up on the larger luxury vehicles.

Well, if that is true, it is not happening immediately as the new updated A-Class has just been introduced and is now available in South Africa.

Geared to consumers who need an every-day car but still want to drive a German marc, the A-Class in both Sedan and Hatchback fits this requirement. Projecting a sporty muscular design, the front view is dominated by the forward-sloping bonnet with two power bulges and steep “shark nose’, a redesigned radiator grille with star pattern and slim flat headlamps. The sporty style is continued with externally flush wheels in a choice of four additional rim designs in sizes up to 19 inches, including high-gloss black alloy wheels.

A new rear diffuser and standard LED rear lights along with an attractive array of exterior paintwork options in metallic or nonmetallic complete the look.

Inside, as standard, a freestanding dual-screen display with a 7-inch and larger 10,25-inch display. Revised steering wheel in nappa leather is also standard and matches the high-tech character of the centre console. Even the base model has high-quality comfort seats with 3D embossed ARTICO upholstery. The seats feature fabrics in the centre section that are made from 100% recycled material. The interior trim offers three different colours: black, a luxurious-looking beige and the new zeitgeisty sage grey. Dark carbon-fibre look trim further enhances the instrument panel and door trims.

The central display offers functions such as navigation, media, phone, etc. and can be operated directly from the touchscreen. Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are available along with USB-C port and USB charging unit. Voice assistant can both operate the functions or explain how the vehicle functions work.  You can for example ask to make a call or ask where the first-aid kit is located.

Safety is catered for with Driver Assistance Package including Lane Keeping Control, Active Steering Control, Parking Package and 360-degree visualization for camera assisted parking using 3D images.

Retail Price:

The A200 Hatch 7G-DCT has a 1 332cc petrol engine producing 120kW and 270 Nm. Claimed fuel consumption of 5.6 L/100km and acceleration from 0-100 km/h of 8.2 seconds reaching a top speed of 225 km/h.  R796 560

The A200 Sedan 7G-DCT is powered by a 1 950cc petrol engine with 120kW and 270NM of torque. Fuel consumption of 5.4 L/100km and 0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and top speed of 230 km/h.   R852 560

The A200d sedan 8G-DCT has a 1 950cc diesel engine producing 110kW and 320 Nm. Fuel consumption of 4.5 L/100 km and acceleration of 8.4 seconds 0- 100 km/h. Top speed 227 km/h.   R920 299

5-year/100 000 km Premium Drive Platinum service and maintenance plan.

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