Mercedes A Class 2012: reach the new compact silver arrow

We start with the Geneva Motor Show 2012. Or rather, we start with the confirmations and to formalize many of the rumors and leaks that have occupied us during the last month. The first to uncork the flood of innovations that lie ahead from this room has been one of the most awaited and star already numerous leaks: we welcome the new Mercedes Class A.

The compact Germanic updated and will update. A really deep change that leaves us with a Mercedes Class A with a refined appearance close to the prototype that we had seen on other occasions, without going too far marched in Madrid Fashion Week. A compact that goes straight to compete head to head with rivals premium Germans, the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 and we can put a face permanently.

Mercedes A Class 2012: a modern design for the first compact Mercedes

A really attractive design of flowing lines and nerves that run throughout your body. A striking front view welcomes us to this new Class A, highlighting at this point the grid consists of points and lines down to the lower opening. A sleek and dynamic profile that makes us reach a simple look behind where they emphasize their taillights and spoiler, giving full attention to the side and front of the model.

Stresses inside the fresh look, with a two-tone upholstery and quite contrasting details like chrome air vents and the browser is not fully integrated into the center console.

From 109 horsepower diesel engines and gasoline up to 211 horses for the new Class A 2012

After meeting in a first approximation to the new Mercedes A-Class 2012 from the perspective of its design and its interior, we now enter the more technical section provided by their dimensions and their engines. The new Class A has a length of 4.29 meters and a width of 1.78 meters and a height of 1.43 meters. Its drag coefficient is 0.26. have three levels of customization under the name Urban, Style and Sport AMG.

A-Klasse (W 176) 2012Getting into the engines that Mercedes has presented for Class A we find, starting with gasoline engines, with a block of 1.6 liters with 115 hp in the Class A 180 and a 156 hp 2.0 engine and 211 horses in the class At 200 and 250 respectively.

Mercedes_Clase_A_2012_3In diesel engines with emission control flag, Class A 180 CDI comes with a power of 109 hp and a torque of 250 Nm, 200 CDI with 136 hp and 300 Nm. Above, the roof for diesel range, we find the 2.2-liter 170-hp 220 CDI and 350 Nm.

The new Class A with Start & Stop, equipping all a 6-speed manual transmission or gearbox 7G-DCT double clutch. To the suspension there is the possibility of having a moron sportier. In addition, Mercedes and leaves us with the first data on the future to introduce performance based version at the prospect of this new Class A traction 4matic house. The security section is covered by the preventive protection system Pre-Safe, Attention Assist, Hill-Start Assist or assistant speed limiter.

The battle for the premium compact segment is served with the newly introduced Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.

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