Mercedes-Benz introduced the new generation A-Class sedanJuly 26, 2018
The company Mercedes-Benz has presented a sedan A-Class of new generation. Sales of the car in Europe will begin before the end of this year. The public debut of the model will take place in October at the Paris Motor Show. The main rival of the novelty is Audi A3. The prices for the car will be named later. Production of A-Class will be arranged at the plant in Rastatt (Germany) and the company in Aguascalientes (Mexico).
The design of the model resembles the eponymous hatchback, which was introduced earlier. The sedan received active “blinds” of the radiator, which are automatically opened for better cooling of the engine compartment, if necessary, and a new spoiler.
The car was equipped with a new multimedia system Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), which replaced the top Comand. Artificial intelligence knows how to self-learn and over time can understand even complex commands. Also, the driver will have access to a system for recognizing gestures and speech. Already in the basic version of the A-Class is offered with an electronic instrument panel.
Sedan of the new generation will be equipped with advanced security systems. Among them: an emergency braking function, a dead zone tracking system, a pedestrian and biker recognition system, a lane hold function and a parking assistance system.
The novelty is built on the modular chassis of the MFA. The size of the wheelbase of the sedan is 2729 mm. The length of the novelty is 4458 mm, and the width is 1796 mm. The volume of the luggage compartment of the sedan is 420 liters. In this case, the car has one of the lowest resistance coefficients among the production models – 0.22.
Initially, a 1.3-liter gasoline engine, developed by Daimler together with Renault, entered the engine range. The unit, which has a system for deactivating half of the cylinders at low loads, develops 163 hp. Also, customers will be offered a 1.5-liter diesel engine with a payback of 116 hp.
The engines are combined with a seven-speed robotic transmission with two clutches, as well as a six-speed manual gearbox. In the future, the sporty modification of the sedan will also be presented.
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