2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Pricing and Spec

Introduced towards the end of last year, Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed pricing on their A-Class sedan and hatch for the SA market. Here is how much the lineup will cost. The post 2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Pricing and Spec appeared first on CAR Magazine.

2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Pricing and Spec

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class recently received a mid-life refresh, offering subtle changes on both the sedan and the hatchback. In doing so the compact Benz, boasting its enhancements will enable it to compete with ultra-competitive rivals such as the Audi A3 Sportback/saloon and the BMW 1 and 2 Series.

A-Class

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Originally introduced towards the end of 2022, the tweaked compacts in the form of a V177 sedan and W177 hatch have been confirmed for arrival in South Africa. The Mercedes-Benz configurator has included the models with pricing accompanying the latest spec.

With perfectly balanced overall proportions and high-quality attention to detail in its design, the latest generation of MBUX and a model range that is rigorously geared to customer wishes, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class brings something special to the compact segment and offers customers class, for every day. The high-performance Mercedes-AMG A-Class has also been facelifted; it will be offered in both A 35 4Matic and A 45 S 4Matic+ guise. The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a subtle evolution of the latest version that was introduced in 2018. The key upgrade at the front is a new set of LED headlights. They are simplified and boast a more modern aesthetic, with a cool LED strip running across the top which gives a distinctive daytime running light signature.

The sporty character is underlined by externally flush wheels with four additional rim designs in sizes up to 19 inches, including optional high-gloss black painted light-alloy wheels in multi-spoke design and with a high-gloss rim flange for the AMG Line. The new rear diffuser and the standard LED rear lights ensure a fascinating and emotionally appealing appearance by both day and night. The high-class exterior is perfectly complemented by an attractive choice of exterior paintwork. A variety of non-metallic/metallic and MANUFAKTUR paint finishes are available.

A-Class

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Exclusiveness is also reflected in the interior of the new A-Class. The absolute highlight is the standard freestanding dual-screen display with a 7-inch and the larger 10.25-inch display taking centre stage. Optional are two 10,25-inch displays that seem to float with their wide-screen look. The cabin also features cool ambient lighting and a revised steering wheel, wrapped in Nappa leather as standard. The new Mercedes-AMG A35 and A45 have an AMG-specific radiator grille and, for the first time, a bespoke AMG emblem badge on the bonnet instead of the Mercedes-Benz star with the laurel wreath. They also have a standard Mercedes-AMG Performance steering wheel inside, with dual rotating dials to select engine and handling modes.

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In the global lineup, the A-Class is offered in A180 or A200 petrol engine guise, an A200d diesel, and the A250e plug-in hybrid. The power of the electric motor has been increased by 5 kW and now reaches a driveline power of 80 kW. As far as charging is concerned, there are still three options available. In addition to the 3,7 kW standard, the improved battery can now also be charged with alternating current with up to 11 kW, instead of only 7,4 kW as before. The new A-Class also continues to offer the option of charging the battery with a direct current of up to 22 kW. A DC charge from 10% to 80% takes around 25 minutes.

A-Class

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The model range continues to comprise 100kW of power and 230 N.m of torque on the 1,3-litre turbo four-cylinder engine in the A180, a 2,0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 165 kW of power 350 N.m of torque in the A250, and the 1.3-litre plug-in hybrid A250e that produces 160 kW and 450 N.m of torque.

According to Mercedes-Benz, pricing for the base spec A200 sedan will kick off at R784 554 while the entry-level A200 hatchback will be R729 554, upgrading to the AMG Line trim level will add R29 000. On a more serious note, the updated A35 hatchback on the other hand will start at R1 112 448, while the sedan version will kick off at R1 006 041 and last but not least, the fully kitted AMG A-45S hot hatch will kick off at R1 256 243.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class pricing

  • Mercedes-Benz A200 sedan – R784 554
  • Mercedes-Benz A200 hatchback – R729 554
  • Mercedes-Benz A35 sedan – R1 006 041
  • Mercedes-Benz A35 hatchback – R1 112 448
  • Mercedes-Benz A45 S sedan – R1 256 243

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