Car of the Show: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class

This four-door car is the newest addition to the Mercedes-Benz lineup. The A-Class compact sedan is perfect for those looking to purchase a premium sedan at an affordable price point, with all the features you look for in a new car, including the all-new MBUX (Mercedes- Benz User Experience multimedia system). Models for the A-Class include the Front-Wheel Drive A 220 and the All-Wheel Drive A 220 4MATIC.

The MBUX infotainment system changes the game with a completely new user interface, natural speech recognition, touchscreen capabilities, and a new Touchpad. It incorporates artificial intelligence to improve the user experience, learning your habits over time and adapting to changes in patterns of behavior. The 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and the 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia display are also equipped with standard Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto.

Under the hood, buyers will find a 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine that produces 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission, with shift paddles on the steering wheel, pairs the power of the engine with fuel efficiency, allowing for both fun and practicality.

Safety is a top priority in every Mercedes-Benz vehicle, and the A-Class is no exception.The new A-Class comes standard with Active Brake Assist, which can help to effectively mitigate or avoid the consequences of rear-end collisions with slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles ahead. Other safety features are available with the Driver Assistance Package, such as Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Emergency Stop Assist and the intuitive Active Lane Change Assist.
-Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is an adaptive cruise control system that is able to provide route-based support to the driver in numerous situations and predictively adjust the speed when approaching bends, junctions or roundabouts.
-Active Emergency Stop Assist will apply the brakes to stop the A-Class in a controlled manner when the system recognizes that the driver is inactive for a long period of time. Once the vehicle comes to a stop, the parking brake will be applied and the emergency call system will activate.
-Active Lane Change Assist assists the driver by steering the vehicle when it detects that the lane is unoccupied.

The all-new 2019 A-Class is your gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand- Designed with you in mind, all that’s needed is your personal touch.

 

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The 2019 Edmunds Editors' Choice for The Best Luxury Sedan:

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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