The Mercedes-Benz A-Class “appeals to all ages and has fast become the preferred choice for youths all over the world, thanks to its sporty design and distinctive features”.
“With the new generation of the A-Class, Mercedes-Benz reconciles the conflicting aims of sporty performance and enhanced comfort. With Dynamic Select, the driver is able to change the car’s characteristics in just seconds – at the touch of a button, the A-Class drives in a particularly comfortable, sporty or efficient manner. Mercedes-Benz has also increased the range of available engines,” according to a statement issued in Doha by Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar.
The A-Class is available at the Mercedes-Benz showroom on Salwa Road.
With Dynamic Select, the vehicle’s characteristics can be adjusted in seconds at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the engine, transmission, suspension, steering and air-conditioning at the driver’s behest. The four driving modes, Comfort, Sport, Eco and Individual, can be conveniently selected using the switch in the
upper control panel.
Dynamic Select allows a particularly broad range of setting options in combination with the new suspension with adaptive damping (optional extra). In this case the driver is able to modify the vehicle’s damping characteristics using the Dynamic Select switch. There is a choice between Comfort mode with comfortable damping characteristics and Sport mode for a sporty and more taut damper set-up.
Striking lines, dynamically curved surfaces and coupé-like window lines characterise the exterior of the A-Class, following the design philosophy of sensual purity. With a diamond grille, new LED high-performance headlamps (optional extra) and newly designed tail lamps with dual tailpipe trim integrated flush into the bumper, the new generation emphasises the sportiness and dynamics of the successful compact class model series.
An instrument cluster of tubular design with classy dial graphics and anodised switches upgrades the high-quality interior, as does the large, free-standing and frameless display of the infotainment system, which is now optionally available with a larger 20.3cm (8-inch) screen. New colours and materials, as well as new finishes for the trim in the dashboard, ensure a fresh
Optional LED High Performance headlamps and ambience lighting, which can be individualised with 12 colours and five dimming levels – the equipment range for the A-Class has been judiciously expanded in many areas. Also new is seat cushion depth adjustment by up to 60mm – a standard feature in all equipment lines.
The new-generation A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to be available with comprehensive smartphone integration: Apple CarPlay (for iPhone owners) and MirrorLink are
At the same time, the new infotainment generation makes its way into the A-Class. Operation is now even more intuitive, with the functions delivering a special experience thanks to animated menus and visual depictions on the even larger display of the multimedia system. On request, the screen diagonal now measures 20.3cm (8 inches), making it at least 2.5cm (1 inch) larger than before.
With numerous driving assistance systems – from the drowsiness detection system, Attention Assist, to Distronic Plus distance control – the A-Class is able to give its driver comprehensive support and protection. The assistance systems, which fuse data from various sensor technologies as part of the ‘Intelligent Drive’ concept and thereby significantly enhance safety and comfort, were further advanced in part. For example, the standard Collision Prevention Assist Plus extends the functions of the previous Collision Prevention Assist (radar-supported proximity warning and braking assistance by Adaptive Brake Assist) with autonomous partial braking to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.
The drowsiness detection system, Attention Assist (standard) has been similarly upgraded: operating within an extended speed range (60-200km/h), it now uses a five-stage bar display to visualise the driver’s current attention level.
Apart from their distinctive look, the LED high-performance headlamps (optional extra) offer added safety at night thanks to their broad light distribution and a colour temperature