Official launch: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Compact hatch owners and potential buyers would be pleased with the addition of yet another new luxury hatch in town. Mercedes-Benz Singapore rolled out the new-generation A-Class last week, promising improvements over its predecessor launched back in 2012.

Its looks

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On first sight, the new A-Class looks a tad similar like its older version. But a closer look will sieve out intricate details such as a new arrow-shaped front bumper (strongly influenced by the 2011 Concept A-Class), a new diamond grille, as well as LED-performance headlights.

Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse (W 176) 2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W 176) 2015

Inside, the new A-Class now features newer colours, materials, and trims for the interior. Customers can now choose new trimmings such as the new sahara beige / black leather in the Exclusive package, or seats with red / green highlights in the Style line.

For the more adrenaline-seeking drivers, a special “Motorsport Edition” model will see the A-Class’ bumper trims painted in petrol green, complimented with the same colour rim flanges of the AMG-shoes it wears. Inside, you enjoy petrol green trims on the surroundings of the air-conditioning vents, as well as leather / DINAMICA microfibre wrapping with petrol green stitches on the seats.

Variants

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The new A-Class comes in a wider range for selection, now featuring a diesel model (A220d), and four petrol variants.

A 220 d A 180 A 200 A 250 Sport A 45 AMG
Cylinder arrangement In-line 4 In-line 4 In-line 4 In-line 4 In-line 4
Displacement 2,143 cc 1,595 cc 1,595 cc 1,991 cc 1,991 cc
Output (hp at rpm) 177/3600-3800 122/5000 156/5300 218/5500 381/6000
Torque (Nm at rpm) 350/1400-3400 200/1250-4000 250/1250-4000 350/1200-4000 475/2250-5000
Acceleration (0-100 km/h sec) 7.5 8.6 7.8 6.3 4.2
Top speed (km/h) 224 202 224 240 250
Combined fuel consumption (l/100km) 4.2-4.0 5.4-5.1 5.4-5.1 6.2 6.9

A 45 AMG 4MATIC

Boasting an update from its predecessor, the new A 45 AMG 4MATIC will feature a maximum output of 381 horses and a peak torque of 475 Nm, the world’s most powerful compact sports hatch. It completes its century sprint in just 4.2 seconds, 0.4 seconds lesser than the old A 45.

Diesel nomenclature: CDI to d

With the launch of this new-generation A-Class, Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new nomenclature for drive variants in this model series, replacing the CDI badge with a simple ‘d’, representing its diesel configuration.

Availability

Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse (W 176) 2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W 176

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is available for booking at Mercedes-Benz Singapore. Pricing starts from S$135,888 (for the A 180 Style package).

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