In 2012 the arrival of the new Class A represented a revolution in Mercedes . A change that certainly marked the beginning of a successful era of new compact models that would boost experiencing strong growth leading brand of the star in recent years. Now, coinciding with the Festival of Speed at Goodwood (UK), the brand with the star reveals the new image of the compact that led to the beginning of an era filled with commercial successes. This is the new Mercedes Class A 2016.
This is not the use of a new generation, but rather is a restyling affecting both the outward appearance model as the inner image of Class A, and especially at paragraph mechanical , with not only more efficient engines, also more efficient and powerful, with the maximum reference new A45 AMG, which now increases its power to 381 hp.
The main lines of the body Mercedes A Class 2016 remain virtually unchanged compared to the model 2016. The changes come in the form of a front headed by an diamond-grill similar to that which was previously optional on some versions, an n ew front bumper with arrow-shaped design, and a new full LED headlights , which appear as option except that the A45 AMG comes standard.
If we move toward the back, on the side of the vehicle wheels we will find new design. While in the rear pilots have been refined slightly, and bumper is completely new , integrating at the end thereof which includes a diffuser exhaust, a solution that we have seen in other Mercedes models Benz, as the new Class C.
Interior and equipment
Inside the new Mercedes A Class 2016 are not radical changes. improves the perceived quality thereof, with new colors and materials, better settings ye even adds to the trend of environmental lighting, and can be customized in 12 different colors and 5 levels attenuation of the light emitted.
The s ystem is updated infotainment through the ability to optionally include a display of 8 “. A highlight is undoubtedly the new Mercedes A-Class 2016 is the first star model that will allow a complete integration of the smartphone, thanks to systems Apple carplay and MirrorLink.
The Class A remains a benchmark for safety systems and driver assistance. Retells in its range with decent systems of the most prestigious German brand sedans such as Attention Assist, Distronic Plus or Collision Prevention Assist Plus.
A failure to confirm whether all mechanical submitted come to our market, the new Mercedes Class A 2016 presents a wide range of effective and efficient engines, comprising diesel 5 models, and 8 gasoline diesel premiering the new name “d” instead of CDI. Passing, for example, to call 200 d, formerly known as the A 200 CDI.
In the diesel range the responsibility of being the mechanical saving falls back on A 180 BlueEfficiency d able to achieve a mixed-use scheme only 3.5 liters 100 Km ., with emissions of 89 g / km. The most powerful diesel model, the A 220 d, increases its strength to 177 hp.
In gasoline is the incorporation of a new access level, the A 160 4-cylinder engine of 1.6 liters and 102 hp. The other main changes in the gasoline range affect higher-end models. The A250 Sport now has 218 hp and plus 7-speed automatic transmission, also mounted Launch Control . But the leading role the A45 AMG, which increases its power to 381 hp and this engine revalidating the honor of being the most powerful engine of 2 liters standard takes.
Source – Mercedes
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The Goodwood unveiled in the new Mercedes Class A 2016 article was originally published in Current Motor.