Scheduled to go on sale in December, the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class will cost at least 18,495 pounds in the United Kingdom. It will be sold with a choice of three gasoline engines, as follows: the A 180 BE model gets a 1.6-liter power unit that develops 121 hp, followed by the A 200 BE that has a 154 hp 1.6-liter engine and the top-spec A 250 BE which is motivated by a 2.0-liter turbo engine that pumps out 208 hp.
There are also diesel engines available for the new generation of the A-Class, including a 1.5-liter and 1.8-liter, as well as another 1.8-liter for the A 200 CDI BE where it unleashes 134 hp. The power is sent to the front wheels via either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The cheapest Mercedes-Benz A-Class money can buy is the A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY gasoline version that comes as standard with a 5.8-inch color display, Audio 20CD/radio, USB port in the center armrest, aux-in socket, Becker Map Pilot pre-wiring, Bluetooth, as well as a bunch of safety features such as the Active Bonnet, ESP, Hill-Start Assist, Adaptive Brake with HOLD function, as well as the company’s own radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST.
As for the more expensive SE models, these come with an improved audio system, fabric trim parts with contrasting stitching, Nappa leather steering wheel, sport seats and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Sport trim level adds 17-inch wheels, twin visible exhaust pipes, cruise control (with Speedtronic), interior ambient lightning, rain sensors and chrome accents on the front grille.
Those of you with more money to spend can opt for one of the two AMG-inspired version of the new A-Class: AMG Sport and Engineered by AMG. The first one comes along with the Dynamic Handling Package which includes perforated disc brakes, sports suspension, an AMG styling kit, speedometer with Speedtronic, as well as AMG door sill panels and floor mats. Several models like the A 200 CDI and the A 250 get Alcantara trim components with red stitching, a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel covered in Nappa leather, as well as sports seats.
As far as the Engineered by AMG package is concerned, this adds an AMG sports suspension, twin-spoke 18-inch alloys wrapped around in 235/40 R18 tires, red brake calipers, updated ESP and a bespoke grille that has one louver like the 2010’s Concept A-CLASS. This version also adds red trim parts in both bumpers, red seat belts, red air vent rings, bi-xenon headlights with LED DRLs, as well as floor mats and wheel arches with the “Sport” badges.