Mercedes-Benz vehicles are renowned for their high performance and luxury levels, whether they’re SUVs, roadsters, or cabriolets. The A-Class packs those traditional qualities into a compact sedan format with impressive results.
Impeccably High Mercedes Standards
The A-Class Sedan is placed toward the entry level of the Mercedes range and boasts a surprisingly affordable price tag, but it doesn’t skimp on the company’s trademark values of style, comfort, and performance.
The exterior is built to a clean and confident design, creating an aggressive stance that goes beyond its relatively compact size, while a wide variety of accents and aerodynamic flourishes leave no doubt that the A-Class is a car operating at the premium end of the market.
Power Under the Hood
The A-Class powertrain is built around a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine making an assertive 188 horsepower and 221lb-ft of torque, with the output passing through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to all-wheel drive as standard. The generous specs translate directly into thrilling performance, with the official 0-100km/h acceleration time of 7.2 seconds proving just how sprightly the A-Class can be.
But this Mercedes isn’t all about raw power. The Dynamic Select driving mode system lets you modify the powertrain’s performance balance at the touch of a button, altering the throttle response, transmission shift points, steering sensitivity, and more to deliver different driving feels with ease. Three preset modes are available for Eco, Comfort, and Sport, with a fourth user-definable mode letting you fine-tune each parameter to your taste.
You’d expect a high level of interior comfort from a Mercedes-Benz sedan, and the A-Class doesn’t disappoint in any way. Standard and optional luxury features include heated sport seats with memory power adjustment, automatic climate control, 64-colour ambient lighting, leather upholstery, and much more.
On a more functional note, extras such as auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors combine with an illuminated entry system and integrated garage door opener to ensure your drive is as convenient as it is comfortable.
High-End Infotainment Technology
But the interior quality doesn’t end there. A 7″ digital instrument cluster combines with a 7″ infotainment touchscreen to set the high-tech tone, with both displays upgraded to 10.25″ in size if you add the optional Technology package.
And while touchscreens may be the input method of choice for today’s infotainment systems, the A-Class also allows major functions to be accessed through a console touchpad or touch-controls on the steering wheel, all offering swipe and scroll versatility to suit your preferences.
If you want the very latest in technology, optional extras include in-built navigation with real-time travel reports, advanced smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an in-car Wi-Fi system for full connectivity out on the road.
Advanced Safety and Driver Assist
And lastly, there’s also an extensive range of active safety and driver assist features available to help keep every journey incident-free, with the main options including:
– Automatic emergency braking and evasive steering
– Traffic sign recognition and active speed control
– Lane keep assist and lane change assist
– Blind spot monitoring
– Driver attention monitoring
With the wealth of available features to add to the underlying power and luxury of the base model, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz is a highly attractive vehicle in a refreshingly compact sedan format. If you’re interested in experiencing its quality for yourself, please book a test drive by clicking on the button below.
Please Note: The details of this article were accurate at the time it was written. Manufacturers may change the details of any vehicle’s specifications, at any time, without notice.