The new A-Class has just been launched in South Africa. The A-Class introduces a number of big-car technologies into its division, especially in terms of safety equipment.
A collision warning system with brake assist module is fitted as standard and can be combined with an optional Pre-Safe system that can take pre-emptive measures before a crash, such as closing the car’s windows and tensioning the safety belt when its systems detect a potential accident scenario. Five engines (three petrols and two diesels) are available.
On the petrol front, there is a choice of 1,6- and 2,0-litre units with outputs of 85 kW in the A180, 115 kW in the A200 and 155 kW in the A250. The new petrol units feature Camtronic – a variable valve-control system that aids fuel consumption. On the diesel side, the A180 CDI develops 80kW/250 N.m and the range-topping A220 CDI features a 2,2-litre turbodiesel unit that develops 125 kW and 350 N.m of torque.
All of the engines feature start/stop technology and can be specified with a choice of six-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
A 180 BlueEfficiency R275 000
A 200 BlueEfficiency R298 000
A 180 CDI BlueEfficiency AT R310 000
A 180 CDI BlueEfficiency MT R300 000
A 220 CDI BlueEfficiency R355 000
A 250 Sport R395 000