The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October.
The arrival of the new four-door sedan, which Mercedes recently described as having the “lowest drag of any production vehicle worldwide”, follows the reveal of the A-Class L Sedan, which was “developed solely for the Chinese market”.
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the A-Class Sedan shares its 2 729 mm wheelbase with its hatchback sibling, but measures 4 549 mm long, 1 796 mm wide and 1 446 mm high. Claimed luggage capacity comes in at 420 litres. The brand adds that its new sedan boasts “above-average” shoulder, elbow and headroom, plus the “easy access” to the rear.
Engines options at launch will include one diesel and one petrol unit. The A200's 1,3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit will generate 120 kW and 250 N.m and be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while the A180d's 1,5-litre turbodiesel will deliver 85 kW and 260 N.m, combined with the same self-shifting gearbox.
Standard features on the entry-level model will include the MBUX infotainment system (with touchscreen) and various driving assistance systems. As expected, optional design and equipment lines (Style, Progressive and AMG Line) will be offered for the new model.
"Following the successful start of the A-Class, things at Mercedes-Benz are happening in quick succession with regard to the new family of compacts,” said Britta Seeger, member of the board of management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales.
“In response to the wish of many customers, we now offer the A-Class for the first time also as a sedan car. Anyone looking for a compact, sporty sedan with a separate boot now has a new attractive alternative. It will enable us to win new customers for Mercedes-Benz.”
The new A-Class Sedan will be built at Aguascalientes in Mexico and at Rastatt in Germany.