In 1997, Mercedes-Benz defied convention by introducing the first luxury compact hatchback, the A-Class. Like its larger and more expensive siblings in the Mercedes-Benz model lineup, the A-Class has always been in the forefront of automotive innovation. More than 20 years later, the 4th-generation A-Class is reborn using the synergy of modern luxury and breakthrough technology.
Launched in November by the Auto Nation Group, the official distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Philippines, all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains its youthful and dynamic character while redefining modern luxury and revolutionizing interior design. Highlighting this reborn luxury compact hatchback is the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz User Experience or MBUX, which elevates the connection between car and driver to a personal level.
Unrivaled Experience for the User
The all-new A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to feature the MBUX system, which has the ability to learn with its AI or artificial intelligence. It can adapt to the user to create an emotional connection between the vehicle, driver and passengers. Its comprehensive touch operation concept combines a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a touch pad on the center console and Touch-Control buttons in the steering wheel. The system is designed to be operated intuitively to minimize driver distraction.
The MBUX system features an intelligent virtual assistant, which is activated by pressing a button in the steering wheel or by simply saying, “Hey Mercedes”. It caters to voice commands to attend to infotainment functions such as destination input, music selection, climate control, and ambient lighting. Its natural speech recognition program helps it recognize and understand nearly all sentences from the fields of multimedia and vehicle operation. And it can be customized to make the A-Class an extension of the owner.
Modern Luxury Hatchback
Mercedes-Benz introduced a design philosophy of Sensual Purity in the all-new A-Class to make it a real head-turner. Its avantgarde and spacious interior completely redefines modern luxury in the compact car class while combining dynamic design and intuitive operations. A free-standing high-resolution Widescreen Cockpit with touchscreen control features an all-digital instrument panel display that can be switched to different styles from “Classic”, “Understated” or “Sport” modes.
The free-standing Widescreen Cockpit complements the turbine-look air vents and multifunction leather sports steering wheel. The A-Class’ interior also defies convention by disposing of the cockpit cowls above the instruments. It simply evokes modern luxury and advanced technology. The top-of-the-line A200 Edition 1 variant sports an ambient lighting function that allows the driver to configure different moods with the extended ambient lighting from 64 available colors that can be activated by voice command.
Emotion, Safety and Performance
The exterior of the all-new A-Class exudes sportiness, dynamism and emotion. The progressive front design features a shark nose-like look complemented by a low hood, flat LED headlamps with chrome elements, and torch-like daytime driving lamps. The hatchback shape is attuned to the wind and has a familial connection to the sportier and more expensive Mercedes-Benz models.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is powered by a new generation of powerful yet fuel efficient 4-cylinder engines. A 1.3-liter 7-speed DCT engine that produces 136hp and 200Nm of torque powers the A180 while a similar but super-tuned engine that churns out 163hp and 250Nm of torque power the A200. This luxury compact hatchback likewise features world-class safety systems like Active Brake Assist, Active Parking Assist with Parktronic and rearview camera, and seven airbags. It also has an anti-theft alarm system and Tirefit® with tire inflator for roadside emergencies.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is available in three alluring variants with three attractive price points:
A180 Progressive – P2.490M
A200 Progressive – P2.990M
A200 Edition 1 – P3.290M
Visit any Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationwide (EDSA Greenhills, Alabang, BGC, and Cebu) or call (632) 784-5005 to book a test drive or visit https://www.mercedes-benz.ph/aclass and prepare to be mesmerized with the synergy of luxury and technology of the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class.