The arrival of the Mercedes A-Class: styling tweaks and improved equipment

It’s time for the Mercedes A-Class to indulge in restyling. After the rumors and spy photos, we can finally find out the news that the German manufacturer has decided to present this model. The A-Class will continue to be offered in both hatchback and sedan models. Italian market prices have not yet been announced for styling and interiors The restyling has introduced some design improvements that allow you to update the appearance of the car. The main innovations are located at the front level, where a series of modifications to the grille, headlights and bumper stand out. As is often the case with restylings, there are also new alloy wheel designs with dimensions up to 19 inches. There are also gloss black alloy wheels for the AMG A-Class versions. There are also some changes to the diffuser and taillights. Inside, we find the latest generation of the MBUX system. Devices can be based on a 7″ or 10.25″ screen. On the other hand, the infotainment system has a 10.25-inch screen. A fingerprint sensor will also be available for driver recognition from the first quarter of 2023. There is obviously support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The voice assistant has also been improved. Mercedes not only revised the steering wheel covered in nappa leather as standard, but also revised the redesigned center console. From the basic setup, the seats are upholstered in Artico leather. AMG Line Editions can be based on a series of specific details designed to recall the sporty nature of the model. In accordance with Plan Ambition 2039, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions along the entire value chain and automobile lifecycle. Made of recycled materials. For example, the comfortable seating features fabrics in the middle section made from 100% recycled materials. With the restyling, the standard equipment was also improved. Already from the base model we find, for example, the camera to assist in reversing, USB ports and the steering wheel made of nappa leather as already mentioned above. With the progressive setup, on the other hand, we also find LED headlights, seats with lumbar support, a parking package and a mirror package as standard. Mercedes wanted to simplify the width of the package to reduce the complexity of choosing accessories. With the redesign, there are also innovations at the forefront of driver assistance systems. The Driver Assistance Package includes, for example, the Lane Keeping Assist system whose intervention methods have been improved.Engines With the redesign, there are also new engine innovations. Now, all the gasoline engines on display are electrified. We find compact 4-cylinder units with a 7- or 8-speed automatic transmission. Besides the mild hybrid petrol, the A-Class continues to offer diesel models as well as the Plug-in model that can now rely on a 15.6 kWh battery capable of allowing electric autonomy between just 70 and 82 kilometres. AC rechargeable accumulator at 3.7 kW or 11 kW (optional). The new Class A plug-in also offers the ability to provide a full DC power supply of up to 22 kW of power. Moreover, the new Plug-in model can be based on an electric motor with a power of 5 kW higher than before (80 kW total). Mercedes A-Class 250 e (Plug-in) Thermal engine: 120 kW / 163 hp Electric motor: 80 kW / 109 hp System power: 160 kW / 218 hp with 450 Nm Battery: 15.6 kWh Electric range : 70-82 km/h 0-100 km/h: 7.4 seconds (7.5 sedan) Top speed: 225 km/h (230 km/h sedan) On the front of the petrol engine, we have A 180 models (100 kW / 136 hp) ; 200 (120 kW / 163 hp); A 220 4Matic (140 kW / 190 hp); 250 4Matic engine (165 kW / 224 hp). Speaking of diesel units, the A-class is offered in the A 180 d models (85 kW / 116 hp); 200 d (110 kW / 150 hp); Power 220 d (140 kW / 190 hp) AMG Even with the restyling, the A-Class continues to be offered in high-performance versions of the AMG. Small tweaks to appearance made these sporty versions more daring. In addition, alloy wheels with a new design are available. As standard, we find the AMG Performance steering wheel and the AMG sport seats. On the technological side, of course, the same innovations stand out as the “standard” A-class. MBUX can also rely on custom graphics. A special limited-edition Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ series called the AMG Street Style Edition will be available for launch, which features an exclusive mild-hybrid unit. 8-speed automatic gearbox. Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC (sedan): 225 kW / 306 hp – top speed 250 km / h and 0-100 km / h in 4.8 seconds Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC (hatchback): 225 kW / 306 hp – 250 km/h Top speed from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC + (hatchback): 310 kW/421 hp – top speed from 250 km/h and from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds

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