The Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be the brand’s most affordable sedan in the US
Mercedes-Benz USA announced pricing for the all-new 2019 A-Class sedan, arriving in U.S. dealerships in the coming weeks, will start at just US$32,500 for the front-wheel-drive A 220 version, becoming the brand’s most affordable model in that market. Meanwhile, the all-wheel-drive A 220 4MATIC will start at US$34,500.
In comparison, the CLA 250, which is the next sedan in the catalog starts at US$33,100. An additional US$995 destination fee is charged at delivery in every model.
This marks the debut of a Sedan in the A-Class product range, and represents the first time the A-Class will be sold in the United States.
The A-Class Sedan introduces the game-changing new infotainment system called MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience).
Featuring a completely new user interface, natural speech recognition, touchscreen capabilities and a new Touchpad, MBUX represents a powerful user experience that also incorporates artificial intelligence to learn your habits over time and automatically adapt to changes in patterns of behavior.
The A 220 and A 220 4MATIC both feature a 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine that produces 188 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission.
The extensive standard equipment for the A 220 and A 220 4MATIC includes a Panorama roof and the intuitively-operated MBUX multimedia system with intelligent Voice Control.
The in-car experience welcomes a new era of connectivity with standard Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a high-resolution widescreen cockpit concept with a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia display.
The exterior design is further refined with standard 17″ wheels and LED headlamps and taillamps.
The A-Class Sedan can also be customized with unique design and equipment lines including the optionally available AMG Line or Night Package, as well as a Multimedia Package that includes Mercedes-Benz Navigation and augmented video.
KEYLESS-GO with HANDS-FREE ACCESS is also available, which enables the hands-free and fully automatic opening of the trunk lid with a kicking motion under the rear bumper.
The standard safety systems include Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist and adaptive braking technology with Hill Start Assist and HOLD function.
In addition, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® with Route-Based Speed Adaptation, Active Steering Assist and a suite of advanced driver assistance systems are also optionally available.
As the new gateway to Mercedes-Benz, the A-Class Sedan is well-positioned to attract a new generation of buyers to further advance the brand’s success story in the premium compact segment that began in 2013 with the launch of the CLA.
In 2017, nearly one in two buyers of a Mercedes-Benz compact car in the U.S. had previously driven a competitor vehicle, and more than 50% of CLA customers were first-time buyers to Mercedes-Benz.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan for the U.S. market is sourced from the Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes, a car manufacturing site jointly developed by Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.