The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is as youthful and dynamic as ever, however grown-up and comfortable like never in the past. It completely redefines modern luxury in the compact class, and revolutionises interior design. Technically the new A-Class not only takes first place thanks to MBUX– Mercedes-Benz User Experience: it also uses a variety of functions that were formerly the preserve of the high-end class. In particular driving scenarios, it is able to drive semi-autonomously for the very first time, and MULTIBEAM LED headlamps are available on demand. All models of the new A-Class are likewise powered by new, effective diesel and petrol engines, and although Mercedes-Benz has actually kept the sporty appearance, the energy worth has increased.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Exterior
The exterior of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class represents sportiness, dynamism and feeling. The progressive front design with a low bonnet, flat LED headlamps with chrome elements and torch-like daytime driving lamps ensures a mentally attractive and alluring look. The striking radiator grille with Mercedes star, whose shape opens out towards the base as a reinterpretation of its predecessor, features pins in a diamond appearance and a central silver louvre to underline the sportiness of this model. The popular air inlets in the lower area of the bumper echo the shape of the radiator grille.
The vehicle is visually extended by the longer wheelbase and character line along the side. The bonnet slopes down more greatly than in the preceding model series, emphasising the vibrant, upright front. The bigger wheel arches for wheels from 16 to 19 inches emphasise the sportiness of the new A-Class and make it sit more directly on the roadway.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Interior
The interior of the new A-Class is completely redefined with its modern-day, progressive appearance. Mercedes-Benz has taken a totally new technique, revolutionising the compact class from the within with a new sensation of spaciousness. The distinct interior architecture is shaped in particular by the progressive design of the dashboard: For the first time a cowl above the cockpit has actually been totally dispensed with. As an outcome, the wing-shaped primary body of the dashboard extends from one front door to the other without any visual discontinuity. The Widescreen screen is completely free-standing. The air vents in a sporty turbine-look are another highlight.
The interior architecture and the control & display systems of the new A-Class are a progressive USP in this segment. The dashboard is divided into 2 three-dimensional, horizontal areas: the lower section is aesthetically separated from the main body of the dashboard by a “trench”, and it appears to float in front of the control panel. The optional ambient lighting enhances this result, highlighting the free-floating impression of the foundation.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Engine
All the new A-Class models are powered by new, effective engines: Two new four-cylinder petrol engines are readily available at market launch. Developments in the M 282 with a displacement of 1.4 litres and as much as 120 kW consist of cylinder shutoff (in combination with the 7G-DCT transmission) and the delta shape of the cylinder head. The second new petrol engine is the M 260 with a displacement of 2.0 litres, 165 kW and 350 Nm. New features consist of CAMTRONIC for the intake camshaft. Both petrol engine series have low-friction cylinder walls and a particle filter as standard. Likewise new is the four-cylinder diesel (OM 608) with a displacement of 1.5 litres, up to 85 kW and up to 260 Nm. Its highlights are a near-engine mounted emission control system with AdBlue ® technology, a turbocharger with optimised response time and water intercooling. A new 7G-DCT double clutch transmission is also being introduced. Even more new engines will follow. The fuel tank has a capability of 43 litres as standard, with a 51-litre tank optionally readily available.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Features
Speaking of infotainment, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a brand-new system with the A-Class. MBUX, which is short for Mercedes-Benz User Experience however seems like a bad frequent-flier program, tries to deal with all the problems with its previous Comand system in one go, and it actually attains that.
Touch-based input has made its method to the infotainment screen, so purchasers require not rely solely on the hit-or-miss touchpad on the center console. There’s also a new digital assistant that works similarly to Cortana or Alexa– simply state “Hey, Mercedes” followed by your request, and the system will use its natural language processing to find out exactly what you want and make it happen.
MBUX likewise brings new connected features. Vehicle-to-X communication capabilities allow the system to receive messages about bad roadways or emergency vehicles driving past. More standard services are consisted of, too, like vehicle location, local gas rates and over-the-air updates. We took it for a spin at CES and truly enjoyed it, so we’re hoping that when it pertains to the United States, we’ll continue to enjoy it. However, it’s not Comand, so it’s an action in the best instructions no matter what– Comand went a little heavy on the menus, while MBUX tries to make things a bit more straightforward.