The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is as youthful and vibrant as ever, but developed and comfortable like never ever previously. It entirely redefines modern-day high-end in the compact class, and revolutionises interior decoration. Technically the new A-Class not only takes top place thanks to MBUX– Mercedes-Benz User Experience: it likewise offers a number of functions that were previously the preserve of the luxury class. In particular driving scenarios, it has the ability to drive semi-autonomously for the very first time, and MULTIBEAM LED headlamps are available on request. All models of the new A-Class are also powered by new, effective diesel and petrol engines, and although Mercedes-Benz has kept the sporty look, the energy worth has increased.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Exterior
The exterior of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class represents sportiness, dynamism and emotion. The progressive front design with a low bonnet, flat LED headlamps with chrome aspects and torch-like daytime driving lights ensures a mentally enticing and attractive look. The striking radiator grille with Mercedes star, whose shape opens out to the base as a reinterpretation of its predecessor, features pins in a diamond appearance and a main silver louvre to underline the sportiness of this model. The popular air inlets in the lower location 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, stressing the vibrant, upright front. The bigger wheel arches for wheels from 16 to 19 inches stress the sportiness of the new A-Class and make it sit more directly on the road.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Interior
The interior of the new A-Class is entirely redefined with its modern-day, avant-garde appearance. Mercedes-Benz has taken an entirely new technique, changing the compact class from the inside with a new sensation of spaciousness. The special interior architecture is formed in particular by the avant-garde style of the dashboard: For the first time a cowl above the cockpit has been completely ignored. As a result, the wing-shaped main body of the control panel extends from one front door to the other without any visual discontinuity. The Widescreen display screen is totally free-standing. The air vents in a sporty turbine-look are another emphasize.
The interior architecture and the control & display systems of the new A-Class are an avant-garde USP in this segment. The control panel is divided into two three-dimensional, horizontal sections: the lower area is aesthetically separated from the main body of the dashboard by a “trench”, and it appears to float in front of the dashboard. The optional ambient lighting enhances this result, accentuating the free-floating impression of the substructure.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Engine
All the new A-Class models are powered by new, efficient engines: Two new four-cylinder fuel engines are offered at market launch. Developments in the M 282 with a displacement of 1.4 litres and up to 120 kW consist of cylinder shutoff (in conjunction 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 fuel engine series have low-friction cylinder walls and a particle filter as requirement. Also new is the four-cylinder diesel (OM 608) with a displacement of 1.5 litres, up to 85 kW and as much as 260 Nm. Its highlights are a near-engine mounted emission control system with AdBlue ® technology, a turbocharger with optimised reaction time and water intercooling. A new 7G-DCT double clutch transmission is likewise being presented. Further new engines will follow. The fuel tank has a capacity of 43 litres as basic, with a 51-litre tank additionally readily available.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Features
Speaking of infotainment, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a new system with the A-Class. MBUX, which is short for Mercedes-Benz User Experience however sounds like a bad frequent-flier program, tries to deal with all the issues with its previous Comand system in one go, and it actually attains that.
Touch-based input has made its way to the infotainment screen, so buyers need not rely exclusively on the hit-or-miss touchpad on the center console. There’s also a new digital assistant that works likewise to Cortana or Alexa– just say “Hey, Mercedes” followed by your request, and the system will utilize its natural language processing to find out exactly what you want and make it occur.
MBUX also brings new linked features. Vehicle-to-X communication abilities permit the system to receive messages about bad roads or emergency vehicles driving past. More conventional services are included, too, like vehicle place, local gas costs and over-the-air updates. We took it for a spin at CES and truly enjoyed it, so we’re hoping that when it concerns the US, we’ll continue to enjoy it. However, it’s not Comand, so it’s an action in the ideal instructions no matter what– Comand went a little heavy on the menus, while MBUX tries to make things a bit more uncomplicated.