Mercedes-Benz UK released details of the trim levels as well as the pricelist for the new generation A-Class in the British market. Starting from £18,945, the new Mercedes A Class is by no means an affordable hatchback, but it’s a premium one, and one of the best-looking there is, especially in AMG guise. And as for the equipments, well, even the entry-level model is loaded with features.
There is also lots of personalization possibilities, with packages like Night and Exclusive packages. All engines of the new A-Class feature ECO start/stop as standard, and in addition to the new six-speed manual transmissions, the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission is also available
The entry-level A-Class is the 180 petrol model, equipped with a six-speed manual and featuring comfort suspension; fabric upholstery; and Audio 20 CD/radio with 5.8” colour display; MP3, WMA and AAC-compatible; aux-in socket; USB port within the centre armrest, Bluetooth and Becker Map Pilot pre-wiring.
After that there’s the SE model, which comes with 16” 10-spoke alloy wheels; sports seats in a fabric and ARTICO stripe design; Nappa leather steering wheel; fabric trim parts with stylish contrast stitching; and Audio 20. The SE is available as both A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY petrol (122hp) and A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesel (109hp).
Next is the Sport Trim, available with four engines inclding A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY petrol (122hp), A 200 BlueEFFICIENCY petrol (156hp), A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesel (109hp), and A 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesel (136hp), and featuring stuff like twin visible exhaust pipes; 17” bi-colour five-twin spoke alloy wheels and the two lamella grille in silver with chrome highlights. Inside, the Sport offers a perforated Nappa leather steering wheel, ARTICO trim parts with contrast stitching, sports seats in a fabric and ARTICO chequered design and Audio 20, as well as other technology features.
Then we get to the AMG models, including the AMG Sport and the Engineered by AMG trims, where the prices get really scary. The AMG Sport ain features include Dynamic Handling Package with sports suspension; perforated disc brakes and cruise control with Speedtronic, as well as AMG bodystyling; 18” AMG five-spoke alloy wheels; AMG floor mats and door sill panels; and the two lamella grille in silver with chrome highlights. The Engineered by AMG model includes the Diamond grille with one louver, taken directly from Concept A-CLASS of 2010; AMG sports suspension; red brake callipers; 18” AMG twin-spoke alloy wheels, and 235/40 R18 tyres; and changes to the ESP characteristics.
Prices and specs:
|A-Class Model Prices|
|Model||Line||Technical data||Transmission||OTR (£)|
|A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY||Petrol – 1,595cc, 122 hp||6-speed manual||18,945.00|
|A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY||SE||Petrol – 1,595cc, 122 hp||6-speed manual||20,125.00|
|7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||21,575.00|
|A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY||Sport||Petrol – 1,595cc, 122 hp||6-speed manual||21,240.00|
|7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||22,690.00|
|A 200 BlueEFFICIENCY||Sport||Petrol – 1,595cc, 156 hp||6-speed manual||22,765.00|
|7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||24,215.00|
|A 200 BlueEFFICIENCY||AMG Sport||Petrol – 1,595cc, 156 hp||6-speed manual||24,015.00|
|7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||25,465.00|
|A 250 BlueEFFICIENCY||AMG Sport||Petrol – 1,991cc, 211 hp||7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||26,855.00|
|A 250 BlueEFFICIENCY||Engineered by AMG||Petrol – 1,991cc, 211 hp||7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||28,775.00|
|A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||SE||Diesel – 1,461cc, 109 hp||6-speed manual||21,200.00|
|Diesel – 1,796cc, 109 hp||7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||22,650.00|
|A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||Sport||Diesel – 1,461cc, 109 hp||6-speed manual||22,195.00|
|Diesel – 1,796cc, 109 hp||7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||23,645.00|
|A 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||Sport||Diesel – 1,796cc, 136 hp||6-speed manual||23,270.00|
|7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||24,720.00|
|A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||AMG Sport||Diesel – 1,461cc, 109 hp||6-speed manual||23,445.00|
|Diesel – 1,796cc, 109 hp||7G-DCT 7-speed automatic||24,895.00|
|A 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||AMG Sport||Diesel – 1,796cc, 136 hp||6-speed manual||24,520.00|