IN A-CLASS OF ITS OWN
Having teased us with the reveal of its China market-only A-class L Sedan, Mercedes-benz has trimmed the wheelbase and included the rest of the world
THERE IS DEMAND
According to Britta Seeger, member of the board of management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-benz Cars marketing and sales, the A-class hatch’s strong marketplace start has created a gap for a new alternative to the hatch for those with greater space requirements. “It will enable us to win new customers for MercedesBenz,” adds Seeger.
IT’S NO DRAG
Mercedes-benz has made the bold claim the A-class Sedan has the lowest drag of any production vehicle in the world. Facets such as improved seals around the headlamps, extensive underbody panelling and wheelarches designed to route air efficiently around the wheels contribute to a Cd figure of just 0,22.
BENZ CLAIMS THE A-CLASS SEDAN HAS THE LOWEST DRAG OF ANY PRODUCTION VEHICLE IN THE WORLD
ENGINES: ONE OF EACH
Engine options at launch comprise the A200’s 1,3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit (120 kw/250 N.m) and A180d’s 1,5-litre turbodiesel (85 kw/260 N.m), both coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
TECH & STYLE
Standard features on the entry-level model will include the MBUX touchscreen infotainment system and a raft of passive and semi-autonomous driving-assistance systems. The expected design and equipment lines (Style, Progressive and AMG Line) will also be offered.
ETA: Q1 2019 LENGTH 4 549 mm HEIGHT 1 446 mm
WIDTH 1 796 mm WHEELBASE 2 729 mm* LUGGAGE SPACE 420 litres *Identical to A-class hatchback