Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off its fourth generation A-Class, which includes the brand-new MB User Experience artificial intelligence.
On the outside, the new A-Class incorporates the latest in the brand’s design language with the slimmed-down hexagonal grille, angular lights and simplified top lines that brings a sharper design to the model.
But it’s inside the A-Class where the most progress has been made over the previous incarnation, as the premium hatchback includes the new MBUX system that learns and adapts to the user as an intelligent infotainment system, which is paired to the dual-screen Widescreen Cockpit display set-up.
Customers can choose from a setup with either two seven-inch screens, a seven-inch paired to a 10.25-inch touchscreen, or two 10.25-inch displays – with all coming in the same free-standing layout across the top of the dashboard.
The central of the two screens is touch-sensitive and can be controlled by hand, by a touchpad in the central console or via touchpads on the multi-functional steering wheel.
To help with its appeal, the A-Class has grown to accommodate more head, shoulder and elbow room, as well as the boot space being increased by 29 litres to make it even more practical.
New engines have also been developed, with two new petrol units – a 1.4-litre with up to 160bhp and a 2.0-litre that offers a maximum 221bhp – and a 1.5-litre diesel option that offers up to 113bhp. The smaller petrol will be available with an all-new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Another first for the A-Class is that it will be coming with semi-autonomous driving systems that were introduced on the latest S-Class. Tech such as Active Distance Assist, Active Steering Assist, Emergency Stop Assist and Pre-Safe Plus are all available on the A-Class – helping to make it one of the safest hatchbacks.
For more information on the new A-Class, contact your preferred JCT600 Mercedes-Benz dealership today.
Added: 06 March 2018