Aero­dy­namic New A-Class Sedan

Car India - - BULLETIN -

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Clas Sedan has sur­faced and Mercedes say that it has re­tained the mar­que’s record of de­vel­op­ing the most aero­dy­namic cars. With its 0.22 co­ef­fi­cient of drag, the A-Class Sedan is the most aero­dy­namic car in the world.

The A-Class Sedan will be launched at the end of 2018 as a four-door notch­back, co­de­named V177. It shares its 2,729-mm wheel­base with its hatch­back sib­ling as well as most pro­por­tions with short over­hangs front and rear. It claims to of­fer best-in­seg­ment rear head­room, too. The saloon model will also sport many of the A-Class’ virtues, in­clud­ing ef­fi­cient petrol and diesel engines, a high level of safety, state-of-the-art driv­ing as­sis­tance sys­tems with S-Class-like func­tions, and the in­tu­itively op­er­ated and learn­ing MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Ex­pe­ri­ence) in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem.

The new A-Class Sedan will be built in Aguas­calientes, Mex­ico, and Ras­tatt, Ger­many; hav­ing been de­vel­oped in Sin­delfin­gen, Ger­many. The long­wheel­base model shown ear­lier was ex­clu­sively built for the Chi­nese mar­ket. Ini­tially, the A 200, with its new 1.4-litre turbo-petrol mak­ing 163 PS and 250 Nm and the A 180 d with the new 1.5-litre four­cylin­der OM608 turbo-diesel en­gine (code­vel­oped with Re­nault) mak­ing 116 PS and 260 Nm, will be of­fered. The sev­en­speed dual-clutch trans­mis­sion will be the trans­mis­sion of choice for most mar­kets. An A 250 with a 2.0-litre four mak­ing 224 PS and 350 Nm should fol­low as should an AMG model or two.

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