Production milestones for the W169 and W245 A and B Classes…

1 Июн 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz W169

Production milestones for the W169 and A and B Classes

Courtesy of Daimler Services

Milestone vehicles for in Hannover and Great Britain

A- and are market leaders in the premium class

B-Class gets off to an start in China

Extra to be worked at Rastatt plant in

Stuttgart/Rastatt – Mercedes-Benz is celebrating two milestones at its Rastatt plant: the new-generation A-Class and the 500,000th will be delivered in June. The vehicles, a lotus blue A 180 CDI a parking assistance system and a blue B 180 NGT with natural-gas are destined for customers in Germany and Britain.

The A- and B-Class continue to be popular with our customers – you have to look at their top in the premium compact vehicle not to mention last month’s higher sales figures, Dr Klaus Maier, Head of and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. At the of the year, Mercedes-Benz also the B-Class in China. It is proving popular with Chinese and has already far exceeded our expectations.

Mercedes-Benz has sold a total of than 2.35 million of the two model series. On the market 1997, the A-Class is now in its second which was launched in 2004. The has been in production since Both models are particularly in Germany, their largest In May alone, 5300 customers in chose an A-Class (corresponding for last year: 3400); represents an increase of 54 percent. sales were up by 27 percent 3900 units delivered year: 3000). At 18,900 (last year: 19,000), sales in the A- and B-Class segment in May at the same level as last After Germany, the biggest for the A- and B-Class are Italy, France and Britain. The largest market Europe is Japan.

Extra shifts to be worked at the plant

Mercedes-Benz W169

Thanks to the significant in orders from Germany, France and Great Britain the last few weeks, the Rastatt will be operating at full until September. Plant Peter Wesp: The success of the A- and B-Class is testimony to the outstanding of the Rastatt production team who up to 1000 vehicles of the highest every day. Obviously, the order situation makes demands on us, but it’s also motivating in the context of the difficult conditions at the moment. The third will see two and three-shift working at the plant with extra planned for Saturdays in July.

Most popular engines, and optional extras

Worldwide, models account for some 40 of A-Class sales, the most engines being the A 160, the A 180 CDI and the A Among B-Class customers, the top choices are the B 180 CDI, the B 180 and the B 200 CDI. One out of two customers chooses a diesel The most popular colours for the A- and are the metallic paint finishes black and polar silver together account for about one of total sales. As far as optional are concerned, Active Parking is a favourite. This system, has been available for all model of the premium compact cars last year’s model automatically manoeuvres the vehicle a parking space which needs to be 1.3 metres longer the A-Class or B-Class. The system ultrasonic sensors to identify a space and informs the driver by of a display in the instrument cluster. accepting the proposed parking the driver only has to operate the while the vehicle takes of the steering and manoeuvres itself the space automatically.

The natural-gas alternative

Since the model update, the B-Class has available with a bivalent the B 180 NGT BlueEFFICIENCY with 85 kW/116 hp both economic and ecological NGT stands for Natural Gas Technology and that the B 180 NGT can run on natural gas or premium petrol without any impact on the output. With NEDC fuel consumption of 7.3 litres of grade petrol or 4.9 kilograms of gas per 100 kilometres, the B 180 NGT has an overall range of than 1000 kilometres. As the is bivalent, it is possible to change to petrol operation simply by a button.

The compact vehicles from are also leading the way in the field of drive systems: small-scale production of the B-Class featuring a drive with 700-bar will be starting up before the end of year. Equipped with the fuel-cell drive, the B-Class is not only considerably more than earlier fuel-cell but also offers superior The redesigned stack is some 40 smaller yet develops 30 percent power and is also highly as its fuel consumption is down by 16 The electric motor develops a output of 100 kW/136 hp and maximum of 320 Newtonmetres. This means the B-Class F-CELL is able to highly dynamic performance to that of a vehicle with a petrol engine and has an operating of up to 400 kilometres.

Mercedes-Benz W169
Mercedes-Benz W169
Mercedes-Benz W169
Mercedes-Benz W169
Mercedes-Benz W169
Mercedes-Benz W169

interesting records

Tagged as:

Here you can write a commentary on the recording "Production milestones for the W169 and W245 A and B Classes…".

Sign in, to write a review.

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Mercedes-Benz catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars Mercedes-Benz.