Mercedes A-Class unveiled at Geneva
The new Mercedes A-Class is revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The car has a sportier design and in entry-level A180 CDI form will be the first Mercedes to produce emissions of less than 100g/km.
Six engines will be offered from launch, the A180 CDI and A200 CDI are fitted with the 1.8 diesel unit producing 107bhp and 135bhp respectively. The A220 CDI features a 165bhp 2.0-litre diesel.
Petrol engines include two 1.6-litre turbocharged units – the 113bhp A180 and 154bhp A200, plus a 208bhp 2.0-litre turbo called the A250.
All engines are fitted with stop/start as standard, and come with the option of a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearboxes.
The new model will come in three trim-levels – Urban, Style and AMG Sport. AMG Sport models feature 18-inch alloy wheels and red detailing at the front and rear.
The new A-Class also adopts a range of standard-fit safety features usually found on larger Mercedes models. These include Attention Assist, Brake Hold function and Hill-Start Assist.
Due on sale by the end of 2012, the new Mercedes A-Class is likely to be priced from around £20,000.
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