Mercedes A Class 2012: comes the new compact silver arrow
We started with the Geneva Motor Show 2012. Or rather, we started with official confirmations and make a lot of rumors and leaks that have occupied us during the last month. Uncork the first barrage of developments that lie ahead from this hall has been one of the most anticipated and star and numerous leaks: we welcome the new Mercedes Class A.
The German compact is updated and will update. A change really deep that leaves us with a Mercedes Class A with a refined appearance close to the prototype that we had already seen on other occasions, without going too far paraded in Madrid Fashion Week. A compact that comes directly compete face to face with the premium German rivals, the BMW 1 Series and the new Audi A3 and we can now put final face.
Mercedes A Class 2012: a modern design for the first compact Mercedes
A really attractive design, flowing lines and nerves that run through the body. A striking front view welcomes us to this new Class A, highlighting at this point grill formed by points and downline to the bottom opening. An elegant and dynamic design on your profile that sends us back to a simple look which highlights its rear lights and spoiler, giving full attention to side and front of the model.
It stands inside fresh look with two-tone upholstery and quite contrasting details like the chrome air vents and the browser that is not fully integrated into the center console.
Diesel engines from 109 horses to 211 horses gasoline for the new Class A 2012
After meeting in a first approximation to the new Class Mercedes 2012 from the perspective of its design and interior, we now move into the more technical side given its size and its powertrains. The new Class A has a length of 4.29 meters, with a width of 1.78 meters and a height of 1.43 meters. Its drag coefficient is 0.26. It will have three levels of personalization under the names Urban, Style and AMG Sport.
Getting into the engines that Mercedes has presented for the Class A we find, beginning with petrol engines, a 1.6 liter block 115 hp in the Class A 180 and a 2.0 engine 156 horses and of 211 horses in the Class 200 and 250 respectively.
In diesel engines with emission control flag, Class A 180 CDI comes with power 109 horses and a pair of 250 Nm, 200 CDI 136 horses and 300 Nm. Above, as the diesel range ceiling, we find the 2.2 liters of 220 CDI 170 horses and 350 Nm.
The new Class A features Start&Stop, equipping all transmission 6-speed manual or direct-shift gearbox 7G-DCT. To the suspension it offers the possibility of having a sportier moron. In addition, Mercedes and leaves us with the first data on future performance based version to introduce us to the possibility of this new Class A traction 4MATIC house. The security section is covered with preventive protection system Pre-Safe, Attention Assist, Hill-Start Assist or assistant speed limiter.
The battle for the premium compact segment is served with the new Audi A3 newly introduced and the new BMW 1 Series.
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Source: Autoblog.nl |
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