Stuttgart / Germany, June 15, 2012
The new A-Class
In the starting blocks: the sporty compact model from Mercedes
The new A-Class is available to order with immediate effect and lands in dealerships in September 2012.
The new A-Class is available to order with immediate effect.
With the new A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is opening up a new chapter in the compact segment: markedly emotive in design, with powerful engines ranging from 80 kW (109 hp) to 155 kW (211 hp), extremely efficient with emissions from just 98 g of CO2/km and a best-in-class drag coefficient of 0.27 (fuel consumption, combined cycle: 6.4 - 3.8 l/100km, CO2 emissions, combined: 148 - 98 g/km, energy efficiency class: C-A+)1) . At the same time the new model underlines that for Mercedes-Benz, safety is not a question of price – the standard specification includes, amongst other things, the radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system. The new A-Class is available to order with immediate effect.
Continuing success: the Mercedes-Benz A-Class
The A-Class has been a bestseller for a number of generations. Since its market launch in 1997, it has blazed a trail for a new vehicle class with its unique design, becoming a driving force in the compact car segment. The second generation alone, which was launched in 2005, sold more than a million examples worldwide.
In the year of its model change too, the A-Class continues to enjoy tremendous popularity: in the first quarter of 2012 the model series has experienced significant growth of 17% compared with the previous year. The A-Class is enjoying particularly high demand among customers in Europe, with Germany ranking highest, followed by the UK, Italy and France.
1) The figures are provided in accordance with the German PKW-EnVKV and apply only to the German market. They do not concern an individual vehicle and are not part of the offer; they are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different types of vehicles.