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Mercedes A-Class saloon now on sale (gallery)

Mercedes-Benz's new A-Class four-door saloon is now on sale, priced from £27,875.

The compact saloon is expected to carry on the success of the CLA, which attracted a lot of new customers to the brand, and is available in two trim lines: Sport and AMG Line. A seven-speed automatic gearbox comes as standard.

The Sport model features twin seven-inch displays including a central touchscreen with MBUX multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; comfort suspension; DAB radio; 17-inch alloy wheels; Artico and Fléron fabric upholstery; automatic two-zone climate control; Active Lane Keeping Assist; Speed Limit Assist; and Keyless-Go starting function.

AMG Line customers will benefit from 18-inch AMG alloy wheels; AMG bodystyling; Artico and Dinamica microfibre upholstery; and a three-spoke sports steering wheel.

The engine line-up includes a 1.3-litre petrol unit (A 200) with 163PS and emissions from 121g/km and a 1.5-litre diesel (A 180 d) with 116PS and CO2 from 110g/km.

Mercedes says the A-Class saloon has class-leading rear headroom and a competitive 420-litre boot.

Its main rival will be the Audi A3 saloon.

Entry-level models are be well equipped. Standard features include the new MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment system with touchscreen, and driving assistance systems of such as Active Brake Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

Mercedes A-Class saloon pricing and CO2 emissions:

Model

Trim

Transmission

CO2 (g/km)

P11D (£)

A 180 d

Sport

7G-DCT auto

110

27,675

AMG Line

7G-DCT auto

110

28,875

A 200

Sport

7G-DCT auto

121

27,875

AMG Line

7G-DCT auto

121

29,075

 
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