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Get An Inside Look At The 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 23
Nov
Posted by John Halas in featured, Geneva Motor Show, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes CLA, new cars on 11 23rd, 2017


Mercedes-Benz is whetting our appetite for the new, fourth generation A-Class with the first official photos of the compact car’s cabin, released at an exclusive event in Germany, Wednesday night.

If the interior design looks familiar, that’s because the new A-Class draws heavily from the latest E-Class and to a lesser extent, the S-Class. It borrows the former’s dashboard layout with two high-tech, free-standing flat screens, five turbine-look air vents and simplified center console, and the S-Class’ multifunctional steering wheel.

The highlight, of course, is the two screens that seem to be floating on top of the dashboard that’s divided by a ‘trench’. They will be available in three versions, depending on the model and equipment chosen. Base trims get two 7-inch (17.78 cm) screens, while higher level models either one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch (26 cm) or two 10.25-inch displays. The latter two variants use bonded glass technology for the screens.

The first screen replaces the traditional instrument panel while the other is used to display, and in conjunction to the buttons on the center console and the touchpad, control the air-conditioning and infotainment systems.

The same interior will be used on all A-Class derivatives.

“Thanks to the visual separation of the lower section from the main body of the dashboard, the former appears to float in front of the dashboard,” says Hartmut Sinkwitz, Head of Interior Design. “At the same time, the A-Class is the first series-production model to dispense completely with a classic cockpit shroud. This literally places the large widescreen cockpit with its bonded glass technology in the forefront. Moreover, there is no longer a display in the A/C control panel, as the visual representation is exclusively via the central display.”

If you haven’t figured it out already, one of Mercedes’ main goals was to nudge the A-Class closer to its more luxurious siblings by offering buyers of its entry model the sense that they’re getting the same treats, but in a smaller, and more city-friendly, package.

To that extent, the Germans claim to have amplified the level of luxury by offering features and options more commonly found in higher segments. Two examples mentioned by Mercedes include the seats with climate control and massage functions, and the use of 64 LEDs for direct and indirect lighting to create a special and personalized ambience

On top of that, Benz says that the new A-Class will be more spacious for both passengers and their luggage. In particular, there’s more shoulder-room (front +9 mm, rear +22 mm), elbow-room (front +35 mm, rear +36 mm) and headroom (front +7 mm, rear +8 mm), while boot space has increased by 29 liters to 370 liters.

Furthermore, thanks to the two-section rear lights, the loading aperture is 200mm wider than before, and the luggage compartment floor is 115 mm longer. The rear seats have a 60/40 split as standard, while a rear seat backrest with a 40/20/40 split will be available.

Passengers will have more and bigger storage units inside, with the door panels now having enough space to hold 1.5-liter bottles or A4-sized magazines.

Mercedes also stated that the A-Class will offer much better visibility as the obscured area has been reduced by 10 percent compared to the current model. “This was principally achieved by specifically slimming down the A, B and C-pillars and their claddings. Improved visibility is also assured by positioning the exterior mirrors on the door outer panel rather than in the mirror triangle,” said the automaker.

The arrival of the five-door A-Class hatchback is scheduled for next year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, with European sales starting in the summer. It will be followed by a more conservative A-Class Sedan in both regular and long-wheelbase (likely for China) forms in the same year, while in 2019, we’ll see the replacements for the GLA crossover and the CLA in four-door sedan and possibly, shooting brake (estate) body styles.

All models will share the same underpinnings and powertrains that will include diesel, gasoline and 48V plug-in petrol-electric hybrid units. On the performance front, we’ll see a new A40 AMG model with a de-tuned 2.0-liter four producing around 300 horses, and a full-force A45 AMG with a newly developed 2.0L four banger churning out over 400 horses.

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Even The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Will Have A Fully-Digital Gauge Cluster 15
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 11 15th, 2017


The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class won’t be the only new three-pointed star model to utilize a fully-digital gauge cluster. It will be joined by the all-new A-Class.

An eagle-eyed spy photographer came across an A-Class prototype in traffic and was able to capture clear footage of its gauge cluster that shows a digital speedometer going up to 260 km/h.

As with a separate prototype spied last month, the screen directly in front of the steering wheel appears significantly smaller than the 12.3-inch unit found in other Mercedes models. In fact, it could be about half the size and appears to be joined by a second screen where infotainment and navigation functions will be housed.

Beyond the revised interior, the new A-Class will adopt a different exterior closely inspired by the Concept A Sedan. As such, changes will include new headlights, taillights, and tweaked bumpers.

Non-AMG versions are expected to be available with a host of three-cylinder and four-cylinder units. Performance-hungry customers will be left to choose between a 340 hp A40 AMG and the new A45 AMG with in excess of 400 hp.

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Waltzes Through Germany’s Streets 27
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 10 27th, 2017


The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been spied testing once again, this time prancing through the streets near the Nurburgring and on the famed circuit itself in A45 AMG guise.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 Caught Near The Nurburgring, Should Have More Than 400 HP 23
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 10 23rd, 2017


The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 is taking shape as spy photographers have snapped the model pulling into the company's testing center at the Nürburgring.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 Caught Near The Nurburgring, Should Have More Than 400 HP 23
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 10 23rd, 2017


The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 is taking shape as spy photographers have snapped the model pulling into the company's testing center at the Nürburgring.
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All-New Mercedes A-Class Loses Heavy Camo, Lookin’ Real Stylish 16
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, new cars, Scoops on 10 16th, 2017


While the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been thoroughly spied both inside and out, this is by far the best look we've had at its appearance.
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2018 Mercedes A-Class Spotted On The Streets Of Germany 12
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops, U Spy on 10 12th, 2017


The 2018 Mercedes A-Class has been spotted on the streets of Schweinfurt, Germany by CarScoops reader Ismail.

Dressed in familiar black and white camouflage, the redesigned model will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor but adopt a more stylish and upscale design. Details are hard to make out but we can expect slimmer headlights, door-mounted mirrors, and a more rakish rear window.

Previous spy photos have shown the cabin will get a high-tech makeover and be offered with a digital instrument cluster as well as a new infotainment system. The model is also slated to have circular air vents and a three-spoke steering wheel.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but we can expect an assortment of petrol and diesel options including an A40 AMG with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing around 340 hp (253 kW). Buyers looking for something more powerful can wait for the A45 AMG which is expected to have an all-new engine developing around 402 hp (300 kW).

The latest A-Class is expected to ride an updated version of the MFA platform. Little is known about the architecture but it is expected to grow in size to create a more accommodating cabin. Despite being larger, the platform is expected to be lighter than its predecessor and rumors have suggested the new A-Class will drop around 50 kg (101 lbs).

Thanks to Ismail for the tip!

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2018 Mercedes A-Class Spotted On The Streets Of Germany 12
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops, U Spy on 10 12th, 2017


The 2018 Mercedes A-Class has been spotted on the streets of Schweinfurt, Germany by CarScoops reader Ismail.

Dressed in familiar black and white camouflage, the redesigned model will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor but adopt a more stylish and upscale design. Details are hard to make out but we can expect slimmer headlights, door-mounted mirrors, and a more rakish rear window.

Previous spy photos have shown the cabin will get a high-tech makeover and be offered with a digital instrument cluster as well as a new infotainment system. The model is also slated to have circular air vents and a three-spoke steering wheel.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but we can expect an assortment of petrol and diesel options including an A40 AMG with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing around 340 hp (253 kW). Buyers looking for something more powerful can wait for the A45 AMG which is expected to have an all-new engine developing around 402 hp (300 kW).

The latest A-Class is expected to ride an updated version of the MFA platform. Little is known about the architecture but it is expected to grow in size to create a more accommodating cabin. Despite being larger, the platform is expected to be lighter than its predecessor and rumors have suggested the new A-Class will drop around 50 kg (101 lbs).

Thanks to Ismail for the tip!

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Could Debut In Geneva Next Year 8
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, PHEV, Reports on 10 8th, 2017


Following a long development process, the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class is almost ready, and we could see it as early as next spring.
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All-New Mercedes-AMG A45 Spotted, Could Hit 100km/h In Under 4 Sec 20
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 09 20th, 2017


Thanks to this lighter camouflaged 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 prototye, we can see that the future flagship of the A-Class range will be wearing the automaker's Panamericana grille.
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Mercedes Product Roadmap Confirms Long Wheelbase Versions Of The GLC- And A-Class Sedan 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes Sprinter on 09 14th, 2017


Mercedes has revealed its latest product roadmap at the company's second quarter financial presentation.
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Mercedes A-Class Sedan Prototype Seen Taking Its Concept A Sedan Looks To The Streets 5
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, new cars, Scoops on 09 5th, 2017


With Mercedes about to expand their A-Class range with the addition of a 4-door model, this prototype was spotted recently wearing some extra tight camouflage.
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Next-Gen Mercedes-AMG A45 Spied, Will Bring Over 400 Horses 2
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 08 2nd, 2017


The next-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 has been spied testing for the very first time and to say it has a lot to live up to would be an understatement.
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 Coming With Over 400HP, 0-62 In Under 4 Sec 29
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Reports on 06 29th, 2017


The second generation of the ballistic Mercedes-AMG A45 is shaping up to be one of the biggest weapons in the hot hatch segment.
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Coming To The U.S. In 2018 Targeting Millennials 19
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Concept, Reports, USA on 06 19th, 2017


Compact hatchbacks aren’t particularly popular with North American consumers, that's why Mercedes-Benz has not offered the A-Class in this side of the pond.
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