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Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG

2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class and First Drive

The 2013 A-Class has changed the game for Golf, BMW 1 Series hatchback and A3.

Priced from $35,600 no there, a perfect ‘3’ and a ‘5’ — the all-new may prove to be this decade’s significant ‘Benz. And that’s for a company with a history of game-changing vehicles.

Let’s be here the all-new Mercedes-Benz is without doubt the best European hatchback. That’s news for the 1,000 fast-thinkers ordered before this Australian A-Class launch.

But it better. You know that Chestnut’ about European being expensive to service. In the of the all-new Mercedes-Benz A’-Class bin it!

How $1383 total, fixed service costs for the first sound. Again no typo a perfect ‘1’ and a perfect

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Overview

‘Benz has launched the all-new with a four-model lineup: and A200 with 1.6-litre, turbocharged petrol engines, the A 200 CDI 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel and the AMG-developed A 250 Sport with a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol

Specifications step-up with the two ‘200’-badged models gaining alloy wheels, sports with diamond pattern some interior leather and a steering wheel amongst extras.

And the Mercedes-Benz A 250 Sport is a with 18-inch AMG alloys, AMG bodykit, AMG-tweaked engine, brakes and transmission, leather seats, carbon-fibre look trim, ‘designo red’ belts and more.

A 200 CDI Blue $40,900

A250 Sport

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Engine

A-Class enjoys an all-turbocharged lineup with three the fuel-sipping BlueEFFICIENCY family. All auto start-stop as standard.

The A 250 features engine and transmission from Mercedes’ performance arm The 2.0-litre turbocharged four petrol engine delivers and fuel consumption of 6.6l/100kms. A of quick comparos: BMW 125i 2.0-litre) provides 160kW/310Nm the Volkswagen Golf GTI (also a 2.0) delivers 155kW/280Nm.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class The Interior

is an apt way to describe the A-Class’ interior. all-new for Mercedes with seats featuring integrated glorious materials in cloth and and the hallmark Benz quality and finishes.

And upscale/high-tech as you would Even the entry-level A 180 runs man-made leather and clever lighting in the trim, seat restraints, footwells, door and tailgate.

The 200 models step-up diamond pattern trim, lumbar support, ARTICO door trims and silver/red

The A 250 Sport features carbon-fibre trim, red surrounds for the five air-vents, red seat belts, a leather steering wheel and pedals.

The dashboard and instruments are the ‘Benz top-notch affair, the wheel adjusts for rake and and the 6-disc audio system a free-standing 14.7cm colour (doubles for the standard reversing image) with stylish black surrounds.

Accommodation for three passengers in the split-fold rear seat is on par others in this segment.

to the cargo area is easy to the low-opening tailgate and the volume is (rear seat in-place) or (rear seat folded).

A-Class Exterior Styling

The A-Class carves a radical new direction for Mercedes Benz is sophisticated and sporty. Even the A 180 exudes style with its front-end and complex side with both curved and lines affording dynamic

Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG

Naturally aerodynamics were a and the Cd of 0.27 is impressive. ‘Benz a Cd improvement of one hundredth drops consumption of one tenth of litre per when driving at 120km/hhence the in the design studio and wind-tunnel.

So, for example, there’s an aero adjustable radiator louvers stay closed unless for cooling and small fins the rear window.

And the all-new has jettisoned the ‘tall-boy’ look of its it’s 160mm lower, and sporty. Measurements are 4292mm 1780mm wide and 1433mm

The bonnet is quite long and the front grille is piercing an angled new look for the hallmark shape highlighted by nicely louvers with colours to the body and contemporary headlights and LED

From the side, the silhouette is and flowing with an arched and clever rear spoiler encloses the aerials very

At the rear is a curved, horizontal, look which gives the a sporty presence. Modern adopt an aerodynamic shape.

Our A 200 CDI was appealing painted in ‘South Blue Metallic’ and running the AMG package with 18-inch black multi-spoke alloy

Mercedes-Benz A-Class On The Road

Car spent a day sampling the various A-Class models over the and curves surrounding Healesville and Yarra Valley. This was handy when we drove the A 250 with its AMG-tuned suspension and by testing at the Nurburgring circuit in

Of course the A-Class runs a array of Mercedes safety and driver aids including Pre and the radar-based collision prevention system and the ingenious self-parking

There’s a new four-link rear end and carriers and spring link from aluminium.

With the damp from overnight and littered with debris, the A 250 in ‘S’ mode was sublime gear changes, abundant and brilliant dynamics. In fact we think of any comparable car (front-wheel-drive or which would have quicker or more precise in the

Sure in that mode the was decidedly firm (as it should be) but to the other settings and even the version of the A-Class is a comfortable cruiser.

Coming back to we swapped to the A 200 CDI diesel (with the optional AMG Sport Package). ‘Benz in its refinement, the diesel impressed with its acceleration in low and mid ranges.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG

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