2018 Mercedes A Class Specs Info And Update
2018 Mercedes A Class. Three years had passed since 2012 when Mercedes-Benz released the ongoing A Class, a car that had nothing to do with its successor in both design and technology departments, previewed in Nissan 2011 by the Concept A Class presented in Shanghai. After more than six months of spy shots taken while A Class facelift test mules were undergoing pre-production testing, Mercedes-Benz released official photos and info on their compact offspring.
Talking about pictures, let’s address the appearance chapter first, although not much has changed here. As the previous batch of spy shots suggested, the revised 2018 Mercedes A Class can enjoy upgraded bumpers, a diamond grille along with subtle touch-ups for the lighting blocks graphics and optional LED headlights. On the inside, the 2018 Mercedes A Class face lift hints at a CLA-inspired approach in terms of design cues and arrangement, but we’ll let the photos do the talking here. The infotainment system supports Apple’s Car Play and MirrorLink. Also, Mercedes tells us “on request the screen diagonal now measures 20. 3 cm (8 inches), making it at least 2. 5 cm (1 inch) larger than before”.
The revamped 2018 Mercedes A Class can be ordered starting with July 3, so expect the first models to arrive in showrooms around the end of September. All models will be fitted with the Garmin Map Pilot system, which is paired to a new – larger – 8. 0-inch media display screen. The old version was a 5. 8-inch unit. A reverse-view camera and front and rear parking sensors will also be standard-fit items. Further standard equipment inclusions will consist of blind spot assistance and Benz’s collision prevention assistance system with partial autonomous emergency braking that is said to reduce the risk of rear end collisions. On top of that, keyless start will also be fitted.
Jump to the engine changes, and 2018 Mercedes A Class entry-level comes with an engine 1. 6-liter developing 102 PS (75 kW) and 180 Nm (133 lb-ft) of torque while the most frugal of the group is the model BlueEFFICIENCY Edition A180d with diesel 1. 5-liter rated at 109 hp (80 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft), which consumes only 3. 5 l / 100 km (67. 2 mpg US or 80. 7 mpg UK), and has CO2 emissions of only 89 g / km. It has upgraded 2. 1-liter engine A220d by 7 PS (5 kW) to 177 hp (130 kW) while the sports A250 / A250 Sports 4MATIC now offer 218 PS (160 kW) instead of the previous 211 PS (155 kW).
Mercedes-Benz also adds motion moved manually new for A250 / A250 sports and launch assist function for models equipped with the seven-speed gearbox. As dual clutch of AMG flagship A45, this one takes the crown of power back from 367 PS Audi RS3 Sportback as engineers Mercedes-Benz has tweaked the engine to develop 381 PS (280 kW) and 475 Nm (351 lb-ft), while the old model 360 PS & 450 Nm. This increase output race time 0-62 mph lowered per hour (0-100 km / h) from 0. 4s to 4. 2 seconds without affecting the fuel that still stands at 6. 9 l / 100 km with 162 g / km of CO2 emissions consumption.
And 2018 Mercedes A Class AMG can also be configured with the optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package that brings the mechanical front differential and a new AMG Ride Control sports suspension lock axis (with two-stage adaptive damping adjustment). It also gains the dynamic leadership styles SELECT allows the owner to choose from comfort, sport, sport + individual modes that are selected will be adjusted characteristics. They also handle updated seven-speed dual-clutch on the A45 AMG by default ratios 3-7 poised to enable ” more dynamic acceleration in all speed ranges. ” In addition, transfer and optimal response times now and transformation.
Specifications and prices for the 2018 Mercedes A Class is still to be confirmed – in the current range starts from $ 35,900 plus on road costs for the base model A180 and ranges up to $ 75,700 costs plus on the way for the main A45 – but we know that the line-up will be provided with satellite navigation as standard for the first time.