Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan.
It marks the first time the A-Class has been brought to the United States, as well as the first time the A-Class has come without a hatch. Additionally, Mercedes will be using the A-Class to launch the all-new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system that was announced at this year’s Consumer Entertainment Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The A-Class launched in Europe in 1997. Until now, however, it has never sold in the US. A-Class will be the least expensive Benz available in the US, though Mercedes-Benz has not yet announced official pricing information.
The 2019 A-Class features a different design language for the German automaker. The new look is much more angular and aggressive in the front than its larger siblings. The rear of the car features flowing body lines that feel familiar to the brand’s other offerings, including the C- and E-Class.
Being a subcompact sedan, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class features a very small overall size. Overall length comes in at just 179.1 inches, while the wheelbase measures out to 107.4 inches. Mercedes’ smallest sedan is 78.4 inches wide and 56.9 inches tall. For reference, the current model Mini Cooper is about 20 inches shorter in overall length and 10 inches narrower.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo that makes 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes-Benz offers customers the option of front or all-wheel drive. Whichever configuration you choose, power is sent to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Perhaps one of the biggest new features on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the first vehicle in Mercedes’ lineup to come with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) interface. This new system adds touchscreen functionality and artificial intelligence to help learn what features you want to access and when you want to use them. MBUX will be available in two screen setups: two 7-inch displays, or two 10.25-inch displays.
More to Come
There is still a fair amount that we don’t yet know about this new model. Mercedes-Benz has not yet announced final pricing, fuel economy numbers or internal dimensions. However, TFL will drive the A-Class in September, so stay tuned for more updates!
Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more news, views and real-world reviews. Of course, we’ll have more information about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan as it becomes available.
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