The Mercedes A-Class has been updated for the model year 2018 . The car, along with its performance A35 AMG will go on sale in Europe this year.
Mercedes has confirmed that they won’t launch the hatchback in USA. However, they will bring it to Canada.
|Maximum Power (A45)||400bhp+|
2018 Mercedes A Class Design- Exterior & Interior
The new Mercedes A-Class borrows some of its design from the Concept-A Sedan. This design will also be seen on the A-Class sedan and possibly, a crossover. The car sits on an updated MFA platform.
The design is not completely new and is an evolution of the existing one. Its front fascia is sharper and gets active aero grille which opens up during hard accelerations. Sides have been aerodynamically improved and is like the Concept-A. Changes to its rear are less but improvement in practicality can be noticed.
The car’s bigger platform and optimized equipment placement opens up more space on the inside. With adoption of dual-digital screen, the car’s cabin could looks similar to the new E-Class. The screens come in 7-inch size as standard but 10.25-inch ones are provided as optional. Other features like heated and cooled massage seat, touch sensitive pads on the steering wheel, and increased number of cupholders are provided.
2018 Mercedes A Class, A45 AMG engine, specification
Powering the new car is three different engines options- two petrol and one diesel. The smallest 1.6-liter petrol (A200) is capable of producing 163hp of power and comes mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. It can shut off half its cylinders during cruising speed to maximize efficiency.
The best performing A250 comes with a 2.0-litre petrol with 224hp while the diesel ‘A180d’ gets a 116 hp 1.5-liter mill. Both are mated to automatic transmissions.
|Mercedes A200 mileage||55 mpg|
|Mercedes A180d mileage||69 mpg|
|Mercedes A250 0-62mph time||6.2 seconds|
Coming to the AMG variants, the top-of-the-line A45 AMG can produce more than 400bhp but will only be available in 2019. There will also be a new A35 AMG placed between the A45 and A250, producing just over 300 bhp.
2018 Mercedes A Class, A45 AMG price and release date
The new A-Class will in 2018 and will go on sale the same year.
It will also come to Canada as a 2019 model.
2018 Mercedes A-Class India
The new A-Class could debut in India in 2018 but it was not present at the Auto Expo.
Expect its prices to slightly increase.