Mercedes-Benz has just added two new engines to the line-up of its new hatchback, and interestingly both are diesels. With the two engines “options”, the A200 Sport and A220d AMG Line. The A 200d is available in both Sport and AMG Line trim, with the A220d only available in the latter.
The A200d makes 148bhp and 236lb ft from its 2.0-litre block, and returns up to 67.3mpg in fuel efficiency. Top speed is a limited 137mph, and you’ll get from 0-62mph in just 8.1 seconds.
The A220d also uses a 2.0-litre engine but squeezes out 187bhp and 295lb ft of torque, and you get fuel consumption of 65.7mpg. It’ll do 0-62mph in just 7.0 seconds, and has a slightly faster, 146mph limited top speed.
Both models will come with an eight-speed DCT automatic transmission and everything from the MBUX digital touchscreen and voice-operated infotainment, to semi-autonomous functions and keyless-entry comes as standard with the Sport trim.
AMG-line customers also get 18-inch alloys, a diamond grille, and AMG styling inside and out.
New Mercedes A-Class
Featuring all-new styling on the outside, the new Mercedes’ interior sees the biggest changes.
Everything has changed; the 2018 A-Class has a new face, great new interior and fresh petrol and diesel engines.
Spec choices are SE, Sport or AMG Line. Standard UK A-class equipment includes a touchscreen with the new MBUX infotainment syste, voice control, comfort suspension, 16-inch alloys (bigger rims on higher specs), DAB radio, keyless go, air-con, active lane keep assist and Artico faux leather upholstery. – carmagazine.co.uk
The engine range is all-new, launching with a brand-new 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a heavily revised 1.5-litre diesel.
Full engine specs below:
Engine 1.4-litre turbo petrol, 161bhp, 184lb ft
Performance 8.0sec 0-62mph (DCT), 8.2sec (manual), 140mph top speed
Economy 55.3mpg (DCT), 50.4mpg (manual), 120g/km CO2 (DCT), 133g/km (manual)
Engine 2.0-litre turbo petrol, 221bhp, 258lb ft
Performance 6.2sec 0-62mph, 155mph
Economy 47mpg, 141g/km CO2
Engine 1.5-litre turbodiesel, 114bhp, 192lb ft
Performance 10.5sec 0-62mph, 125mph
Economy 68.8mpg, 180g/km CO2
New Mercedes A-Class: interior
The inside of the entry-level Benz resembles that of an S-Class more than ever. Mercedes is making bold claims about the tech on board, and it’s the car’s biggest, most appealing feature to mark it out against its rivals.
The cabin in top-spec models is dominated by two large 10.25-inch screens that sit in line with the divide between the dashboard’s two horizontal sections. Gone is the rotary knob controlling the central infotainment display, instead replaced by a large touchpad and leather pad for the operator’s wrist.
Even the steering wheel has been lifted from an S-Class, featuring the same design and button arrangement of Merc’s most expensive limousine.