The Mercedes-Benz A-Class will finally be coming to Canada later this year.
This new A-Class completely redefines and revolutionizes modern luxury and interior design in the compact class. The Hatchback’s many technological advances set new standards in its segment, and include MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience, a multimedia system whose artificial intelligence makes it unique in its ability to learn.
Both hatchback and sedan versions will be available in Canada.
The exterior design of the new A-Class is the next step in the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of “Sensual Purity”, which is characterized by optimized dimensions and proportions.
Visually, a character line along its side lengthens the vehicle, while the “shark-nose” sloping design of the hood emphasizes its upright front. The wheel arches, which can accommodate 17 to 18-inch wheels, underscore the sportiness of the new A-Class and make it sit more squarely on the road.
The vehicle’s unique interior architecture is shaped in particular by the innovative design of the dashboard: for the first time, a cowl above the cockpit has been completely removed.
As a result, the wing-shaped main body of the dashboard extends from one front door to the other without visual interruption.
The new A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to feature MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience – the completely new multimedia system that also ushers in a new era in connectivity, and includes Mercedes me connect services.
A unique feature of this system is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. MBUX is customizable and adapts to suit the user, thus creating an emotional connection between the vehicle, driver, and passengers.
The driver is able to use the available smartphone integration to incorporate an iPhone into the vehicle via Apple CarPlay, and/or Android smartphones via Android Auto.
The capacity of the luggage compartment behind the rear seats is 370 litres. Equally practical are a large stowage compartment in the centre console and cup holders for mugs, cans and bottles of up to 0.5 litres.
The A-Class comes with a 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission and is powered by a new, efficient engine. The M 260 has a displacement of 2.0-litres, 221 hp and 258 lb/ft of torque.
The new A-Class is available with the sporty 4MATIC all-wheel system with fully variable torque distribution, which has been developed to offer even more driving pleasure and efficiency.
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