The 2012 Mercedes A-Class will be available from £18,945 when it goes on sale in the autumn, undercutting entry-level versions of the new Audi A3, BMW 1 Series 5dr and Volvo V40 by between £260 and £1125.
The all-new A-Class will be available in five trims and with the option of two styling packages. From launch, three petrol engines will be available, with outputs of between 121- and 208bhp. There'll be a choice of three diesel engines, with between 108- and 134bhp.
A 168bhp diesel version will join the range later, while an AMG version with a 300bhp+ petrol engine and four-wheel drive will arrive in spring 2013.
Standard equipment for all models includes Attention Assist (which monitors driver fatigue) and a radar-controlled collision-prevention system, while the options list includes adaptive headlights, blindspot assist, lane-keeping assist and speed-limit assist (with speed sign recognition).
2012 A-Class will be available with six engines at launch
2012 Mercedes A-Class specs
•16-inch alloy wheels
•Leather steering wheel trim
•Twin exhaust tailpipes
•17-inch alloy wheels
•Chrome front grille highlights
•Dynamic Handling Package
•18-inch alloy wheels
•AMG floor mats and door sill panels
•Flat-bottomed steering wheel
•Alcantara interior trim
•Artico (artificial leather) seat trim
Night Package (available for Sport and AMG Sport models
•Gloss black window and door mirror trim
•18-inch alloy wheels
•LED running lights
Exclusive Package (available for Sport and AMG Sport models)
•Artico stitched dashboard trim
•Four-way lumbar support
•Heated front seats
Engineered by AMG
•AMG sports suspension
•Red brake callipers
•Red bumper inserts
•Red seat belts and air vent surrounds
2012 Mercedes A-Class prices
•A180 Blue Efficiency £18,945
•A180 Blue Efficiency SE £20,125
•A180 Blue Efficiency Sport £21,240
•A200 Blue Efficiency Sport £22,765
•A200 Blue Efficiency AMG Sport £24,015
•A250 Blue Efficiency AMG Sport £26,855
•A250 Blue Efficiency Engineered by AMG £28,775
•A180 CDI Blue Efficiency SE £21,200
•A180 CDI Blue Efficiency Sport £22,195
•A200 CDI Blue Efficiency Sport £23,270
•A180 Blue Efficiency AMG Sport £23,445
•A180 Blue Efficiency AMG Sport £24,520
The 2012 A-Class goes on sale in the autumn. First deliveries are expected in December.
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