Mercedes-Benz A Class

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    Mercedes-Benz's new A-Class sedan has been out for a while, but the handsome compact has finally made its debut in the United States. Unveiled Wednesday in New York City, the streamlined sedan will reach showrooms late this year initially in A220 guise only. More models are planned though, including high-performance variants from Mercedes-AMG. A-Class sedans for the United States will be sourced from a plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The wheelbase is 107.44 inches, which matches the A-Class hatchback sold overseas, though the Chinese market receives a long-wheelbase A-Class L with 109.8...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next AMG 45 series to have "well over" 400 horsepower

    Mercedes-Benz is in the process of renewing its range of compact cars. Already we've seen new A-Class hatchback and sedan models and eventually there will be a total eight body styles in the range. The good news is that AMG will continue to tune the cars, this time with two performance tiers: 35...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan debuts in Beijing

    Mercedes-Benz revealed the new A-Class sedan on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The version shown, known as the A-Class L, has been developed specifically for the Chinese market. An A-Class sedan for the rest of the world will be revealed shortly. It's expected to reach showrooms in the...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz is working on the next generation of its compact range, with a redesigned A-Class hatchback the first model to be revealed. The hatch made its debut in early 2018 but isn't comimg to the United States. Instead, the first of the new compact range for our market will be a new A-Class...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
    Mercedes-AMG A35 tipped to arrive with 335 hp, electric compressor

    AMG will offer two states of tune for its next-generation compact cars. Still sitting at the top will be a 45 series but below this will be a new 35 series, meaning it's about to get even easier to park a new AMG on your driveway. AMG’s most affordable model at present in the United States is...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
    2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class aims higher for compact luxury cars

    Mercedes-Benz has new ideas for the compact-luxury car class, and the 2018 A-Class is the first indication. On Friday, the luxury brand unveiled the new A-Class hatchback with a sleeker design, and an interior fitted with the brand's new MBUX infotainment system. The A-Class has grown up, and it's...

  • Mercedes-Benz expands investment into what3words navigation system

    Mercedes-Benz is ready to double-down on its efforts to bring you a better in-car navigation experience. The German automaker is ready to roll out its integration of what3words navigation. This is a navigation system that has divided the planet into 57 trillion squares and each one has been given its own three-word address, such as remark.healers.heat. In the fall of 2017, Mercedes announced it was exploring the what3words technology in an effort to help simplify and refine navigational inputs. With what3words, the idea is that a driver would find their destination by its unique combination...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    A35 to be first model from AMG’s new entry-level range

    It’s about to get even easier to get behind the wheel of an AMG. The Affalterbach tuner is preparing two tiers of performance for its next-generation compact cars, in the same way that its larger models come in milder “43” and full-bore “63” flavors. With the next-gen...

  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class plug-in hybrid gauge cluster
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class interior photo teasers tip plug-in hybrid model

    Last week, Mercedes-Benz showed off what to expect from its next-generation compact luxury cars' interiors. Upon closer inspection, the photos also revealed an A-Class plug-in hybrid is forthcoming. Virtuel Car first noticed the small detail and published the images on Tuesday. Looking closely at...

  • Interior design of next-generation Mercedes-Benz compact cars
    Major step up in quality, design for interiors of next-gen Mercedes compacts

    The interiors of Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation compact cars are taking a marked step up in the areas of design and quality. The German automaker on Wednesday gave an early look at the interior that will be appearing in cars like the next-generation CLA and GLA, as well as a new A-Class...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback spy shots and video

    A new generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class compact hatch is brewing and we have new spy shots that reveal the complete design. We also have a video showing a prototype on the move. We’ve already been treated with a preview of the design in the form of the A Sedan concept. Specifically, the...

  • Mercedes-Benz A Sedan concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    Report: Mercedes to downsize engines for next-gen compacts

    The next-generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars are likely in for smaller powerplants, according to a new report from Autocar. Developed under the M282 code name, the engines will reportedly displace 1.2 and 1.4 liters and bear an inline-4 configuration. The German marque is said to be targeting...

  • Mercedes-Benz A Sedan concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

    Mercedes-Benz already has the CLA, but the automaker sees room for a second, more practical sedan in its compact car family. This new sedan was previewed on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show by the A Sedan concept which also heralds the new look for Mercedes’ next-generation compacts. The new look is clearly an evolution of Mercedes’ current design language known as Sensual Purity, and is contrasted by more defined proportions and smoother surfacing. “Our concept A Sedan shows that the time of creases is over,” Mercedes design boss Gorden Wagener said in a...

  • Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A, 2017 Design Essentials workshop
    Mercedes previews next-gen compacts with Aesthetics A design study

    Mercedes-Benz on Thursday unveiled a design study called the Aesthetics A during a design workshop held at its headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. Mercedes design boss Gordon Wagener has been central in turning the lines of Mercedes cars from boring to beautiful since taking the design reins in...

  • Mercedes-AMG A45 World Champion Edition
    Mercedes-AMG Celebrates Mercedes F1 Title With Special A45

    With the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team and its star driver Lewis Hamilton once again the world champions, Mercedes-AMG has decided to celebrate with a special edition version of its A45 hot hatch. You may recall that the Affalterbach tuner celebrated last year’s title with a special...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 4Matic
    2016 Mercedes A-Class Debuts, Mercedes-AMG A45 Now With 375 HP: Video

    Even in this era of engine downsizing and ever-present fuel economy and emissions regulations, the power wars are alive and well. Audi fired the last shot in the hot hatch arena when it lobbed its RS 3 on the market with a 362-horsepower rating, and now Mercedes-AMG has retaliated with an updated...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 S leaked
    2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Set For 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed Appearance

    Mercedes-Benz’s current A-Class made its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and an updated version of the stylish hatch is due to go on sale in select markets towards the end of this year, the U.S. not being one of them. A formal debut for the updated A-Class range is scheduled for...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 Spy Shots

    Mercedes-Benz is preparing a subtle facelift for its A-Class compact hatch sold overseas, and that means the high-performance A45 variant developed by Mercedes-AMG will receive the same round of updates. But beyond the visual tweaks common to the updated A-Class, we hear Mercedes-AMG’s...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The latest A-Class saw a major shift in design for Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level nameplate, moving from the tall, MPV-like design of previous generations to a sportier, more dynamic hatchback shape. It proved to be a winning decision, as sales of the A-Class have never been higher. The latest A-Class, the nameplate’s third generation, made its debut in 2012, so now the vehicle is due for a mid-cycle update. Prototypes for the updated A-Class have just been spotted, revealing that designers are planning only subtle changes for the car. Those changes include a few tweaks to the...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
    Mercedes Exec Hints At Maybach E-Class, Next-Gen A-Class In U.S.

    Mercedes-Benz has just launched its new Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand which is tasked with building ultra-luxurious versions of the German automaker’s already plush autos. The first model from Mercedes-Maybach is a stretched version of the S-Class but there will be more, including an extra-long...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
    Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Struts Its Stuff At Imola: Video

    If you want to know why we’re so crazy about AMG’s new compact range of performance cars, just take a look at this quick video. It shows the A45 AMG hatch being put through its paces at the legendary Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari race track in Italy, otherwise known as Imola. Behind the...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Live Photos From Geneva

    The first compact car to wear an AMG badge, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, has finally made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show this week. These live shots of the car confirm it’s just as good in person as it was when we first saw official photos back in February. The best part is that...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
    2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG: 360 HP Through All Four Wheels

    The first of AMG’s new compact range, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, has finally been revealed, and with the reveal comes confirmation that the car’s new four-cylinder engine will be dishing out a staggering 360 horsepower from its 2.0 liters of displacement. The A45 AMG, which goes on...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
    Mercedes-Benz Racks Up 90,000 Orders For New A Class: Report

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz did with several successions of its entry-level A Class, which has transformed from a tallish MPV in its first generation to a sleek sports hatch in its current form, and is finally winning the hearts of...

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