The A-Class hatchback has continued to redefine the compact car segment since its creation in 1997, most recently in March this year. Now, a completely new breed of the best-selling range is only a short wait away. This time it will add to the prestigious ranks of the Mercedes-Benz sedan, alongside the C, E and S-class.
It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon.
- Lowest aerodynamic drag of any production vehicle
- Class leading rear headroom
- Best active safety systems within its segment
- MBUX multimedia system as standard
The saloon re-imagined.
The new A-Class Saloon has carried over many of the styling features of its hatchback sibling, including the streamline LED headlights and low profile roof line. The particularly streamlined front section of the saloon variant (standing at just 2.19m2) achieves a Cd drag coefficient of just 0.22, which is the lowest aerodynamic drag of any other production vehicle. A record previously set by the CLA coupe.
Despite its compact classing, the new A-Class Saloon boasts class-leading headroom in the rear. It also offers a boot capacity of 420 litres with an opening width that has been designed specifically for increased practicality. Its wheelbase is 130mm longer than its predecessor standing at 2729mm in total. And in line with the the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz models, its front and rear overhangs are only very slight.
Safety without compromise.
Because the comprehensive safety packages available in the A-Class Saloon are on par with the S-Class, this newest model also achieves the highest level of active safety in its segment. Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist come as standard – both acting to minimise the risk of collision or preventing it altogether.
Loaded with technology.
Heading inside, the wraparound dashboard is peaked by the two high resolution media displays. Like the hatchback, these are 7 inches as standard but are also available in 10.25 inch variants. The optional 64 colour ambient lighting is a highlight feature and perfectly illuminates the new turbine-style internal air vents.
Mercedes-Benz’s innovative infotainment system MBUX will be available in all new models arriving in 2019 and the new A-Class Saloon is no exception. MBUX allows unrivaled levels of personalisation and dynamic control with augmented reality navigation to help get you where you need to be with ease.
The more time spent in the A-Class, the better it gets to know you. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence it can suggest radio stations based on your music taste and will suggest an alternative route if your usual commute is congested, for example.
The A-Class Saloon is available in sport and AMG Line trims and can be customised with three equipment lines: style, progressive and AMG Line. There will be two engines at launch – the 1.5 litre A180d and the 1.3 litre A200 – both of which come with 7-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Pricing starts at £27,875 and deliveries are expected from early 2019.