2012 Mercedes A-Class prices revealed

* New Mercedes A-Class prices announced * From 18,945 * On sale in the autumn...

2012 Mercedes A-Class prices revealed

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

•Comfort suspension
•Aux-in socket
•USB port

•Comfort suspension
•16-inch alloy wheels
•Sports seats
•Leather steering wheel trim

•Twin exhaust tailpipes
•17-inch alloy wheels
•Chrome front grille highlights
•Cruise control
•Automatic wipers

AMG Sport
•Dynamic Handling Package
•Sports suspension
•AMG bodykit
•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
•Privacy glass
•Gloss black window and door mirror trim
•18-inch alloy wheels
•Xenon headlights
•LED running lights

Exclusive Package (available for Sport and AMG Sport models)
•Artico stitched dashboard trim
•Leather upholstery
•Four-way lumbar support
•Heated front seats

Engineered by AMG
•AMG sports suspension
•Red brake callipers
•Bi-xenon headlights
•Red bumper inserts
•Red seat belts and air vent surrounds

2012 Mercedes A-Class prices

Petrol models
•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

Diesel models
•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.

Read the full 2012 Mercedes A-Class review

Leo Wilkinson