2019 Mercedes A-Class saloon: prices, specs and release date

The A-Class saloon is now on sale, available as a petrol and diesel in Sport and AMG Line trims

The 2019 Mercedes A-Class saloon is available to buy now, costing from £27,875 in diesel A180d Sport trim, or £28,095 if you want an A200 Sport petrol.

The new car – which goes head-to-head with the Audi A3 Saloon forms part of an extended range of A-Class models that’s likely to include a new Mercedes GLA SUV and Mercedes CLA four-door coupe. Mercedes boasts that the new A-Class saloon has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any production car in the world, a title it takes from the outgoing CLA.

Mercedes A-Class hatchback review

The Mercedes A-Class saloon shares much with its hatchback counterpart, not least when it comes to styling. From nose to C-pillar, much is the same as before – but the obvious addition of a separate boot is the biggest change. In saloon form the A-Class has a boot 50 litres bigger than the hatchback’s, making it a more practical proposition.

Inside, the high-quality, minimalist dashboard is carried across with few noticeable changes. The same class-leading dual-screen infotainment system is also present, with three separate combinations of seven and 10.25-inch screens, optional 64-colour ambient lighting and Mercedes’ latest ‘MBUX’ infotainment system with intelligent voice control available.

2019 Mercedes A-Class saloon engines

The new model has two engine options at first: a 161bhp 1.3-litre petrol in the A200 and a 114bhp 1.5-litre diesel, badged A180d. Every A-Class saloon comes with a seven-speed automatic gearbox as standard. The A200 can return up to 51.4mpg and emits 121g/km of CO2.

Fuel efficiency increases to 68.9mpg in the A180d, with CO2 emissions of 110g/km for a 27% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rating for company-car drivers. It can accelerate from 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds and has a top speed of 125mph.

It's possible that a more powerful 2.0-litre petrol with 187bhp will appear later in an A220 version, matching the Mercedes A-Class hatchback. In the hatchback, this engine is exclusive to the AMG Line trim, but there's the option of front or four-wheel drive. With the former, it returns 45.6mpg (141g/km), while 4MATIC reduces this slightly to 43.5mpg and 148g/km of CO2. An A250 model with 221bhp will also be available in the hatchback, but hasn't been confirmed for the saloon. It’s safe to assume that a high-performance Mercedes-AMG A45 saloon will arrive in due course, too.

Safety and assistance features are much the same as the hatchback. Active brake assistance, lane-keeping assistance and active lane-changing assistance all feature, along with 'pre-safe plus', a system that can detect and prepare the car for rear-end collisions by firmly applying the brakes to reduce passenger injury. Halogen headlights are standard, with LED or adaptive LED lights offered as options.

New Mercedes A-Class saloon price and on-sale date

The Mercedes A-Class saloon is available in the same Sport and AMG Line trim levels as the hatchback, but not in its entry-level SE grade.

Standard kit includes the MBUX infotainment system, DAB radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, Artico leather and cloth upholstery and dual-zone climate control. Step up to AMG Line and 18-inch AMG wheels, a three-spoke steering wheel, sports seats and an AMG bodykit are all added.

Options include an Executive equipment pack (£1,395), upgrading the central screen from seven to 10.25 inches and adding self-parking and heated front seats. The Premium Equipment line (£2,395) also adds a 10.25-inch instrument display adjacent to the central screen, for a 'widescreen effect', along with 64-colour ambient lighting, illuminated door sills, keyless entry, an upgraded sound system and a rear armrest.

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