Stylish 2019 Mercedes A-Class Sedan Arrives in the US Late 2018
The North American version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan has been officially introduced.
Set to launch at the end of the year, the new A-Class Sedan measures 179.1-inches long, 70.7-inches wide, and 56.9-inches tall while riding on a 107.4-inch wheelbase. For the North American market, the sedan will be offered in A220 and A220 4MATIC forms, both of which are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 188 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant is paired to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission, while top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph.
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Standard equipment on the entry-level sedan include the German automaker’s new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system and touchscreen with voice control, active brake assist, and adaptive braking technology with hill start assist and the “hold” function. Inside the cabin, a pair of seven-inch displays are standard, while shoppers can opt for two larger 10.25-inch units. Other standard features include a panorama roof, LED headlights and tail lights, smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, touchpad, 17-inch wheels, dynamic select, keyless-start, dual-zone climate control, multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, and cruise control.
Just because the A-Class is the entry-level model in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup doesn’t mean the car lacks advanced features. In fact, the A-Class Sedan boasts technology borrowed from the S-Class, including semi-autonomous driving features. Active Distance Assist Distronic has the ability to provide route-based support to the driver in numerous situations, while predictively adjusting speed when approaching bends, junctions, or roundabouts. Included as part of the Driver Assistance Package are active emergency stop assist and active lane change assist.
Along with the Driver Assistance Package, there’s a list of options and packages that can also be added to the A-Class Sedan: Parking Assistance Package, Multimedia Package with MB Navigation and Augmented Video, Exterior Lighting Package, 64-color ambient lighting, AMG Line, Night Package, Burmester premium sound system, keyless-go with hands-free access, heated front seats, multicontour seats, heated steering wheel, dynamic body control, head-up display, wireless charging, as well as heated and ventilated seats.
Expect pricing information on the new A-Class Sedan to be announced closer to its launch later this year.
“Following the successful start of the A-Class, things at Mercedes-Benz are happening in quick succession with regard to the new family of compacts. In response to the wish of many customers, we now offer the A-Class for the first time as a sedan,” says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales. “Anyone looking for a compact, sporty sedan with a separate trunk now has a new, attractive alternative. It will attract new customers for Mercedes-Benz.”
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