Mercedes has been developing its next generation for whole four years and as the result of all those tests, we now have the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class knocking on our doors.
The Mercedes-Benz A-class is actually a compact car produced by the famous German automobile manufacturer. The first generation of this vehicle was produced in 1997 and we saw the last generation launched in 2012. The original model was developed and launched as a four-door hatchback in 1997, and the second generation was the one to introduce a three-door hatchback. The newest, fourth generation will also have the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class sedan version for the US market.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class Release Date
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class release date is not official but we will get all the necessary details at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in March 2018.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class Price
We don’t expect the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class price range to go further than today’s low $30s. However, since this model is going to get a 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class sedan version, which is based on the Concept A Sedan from 2017, we will not be able to determine the real price range until we see the official info.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class Exterior
The exterior of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class was confusing some people. The first spy images showed a vehicle that did look like any other A-Class because of the low ground clearance, however, some pointed out that this vehicle also has a fender extension which led some to speculate that this could actually be the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA. However, in the wake of those speculations, the Mercedes released the first “trailer” for their new vehicle. It shows the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class rushing through the snowy roads and testing in some really harsh and extreme conditions.
You can see the default hatchback version of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class in that short teaser trailer, but we should be interested more in the sedan version. It will be built on the front-drive architecture with AWD in the offer too. The styling of the vehicle will be completely taken from the concept A four-door which is a lot cleaner than today’s models with the grille, borrowed from the Mercedes Panamericana concept, sharp new LED headlights, and enlarged air intakes.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class Interior
Spy photographers managed to take snaps of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class interior. You can see the two screens where one of them acts like a gauge cluster and the other one serves as an infotainment screen (relatively small screen). The rest seems like it is being inspired by the S-Class and E-Class which continue with three circular air vents in the dashboard and the three-spoke steering wheel. It also has the already familiar switchgear and a push-button ignition.
Other improvements (that we know of) come with two suspension systems that will help add torsion rigidity to the body. It will completely minimize noise and vibrations inside the cabin. Along with that, Mercedes announced some changes in the electro-mechanical steering, thinner pillars, longer wheelbase and as we can see rear side windows are a bit larger than before. The most expensive trim level will have a 10.3″ displays as well as touch operation for all the systems.
Driving aids also include a famous exit assist, an improved Park assist, a 360° camera, and active blind spot assist.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class Engine Specs
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class engine lineup is going to be one of the longest. It will have a total of nine powertrains. There will be five gasoline and four diesel engines. It is expected to come out with a 1.3-liter gasoline engine and a 1.5-liter diesel engine. Performance models are, allegedly going to come out with a 340 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and they are going to be called 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class AMG A35 and AMG A45. Hybrid engines are also an option but that is probably going to be announced at some later date. Why are we so certain?
Well, last month, some spy photos surfaced the Internet. On those photos, you can see a perfectly normal 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class “chilling” on some parking lot. However, a closer look at that model reveals some additional details. You can see the “Hybrid” sticker on the windshield, and on the side, you will see two fuel caps. And above all, you can see the huge “HIGH VOLTAGE” sign and the rear seat. It will most probably have the 48-volt electrical architecture and a hybrid version which will have a 31-mile (50km) full electric range.
You can see the first test of the new A-Class on the Nurburgring below.