This fourth generation A-Class model, according to Mercedes, ‘completely refines modern luxury in the compact class’ – quite a claim. The brand thinks that this ‘modern luxury’ is now partly defined by technology, so that gets a key focus thanks to the introduction of a completely new ‘MBUX’ (‘Mercedes-Benz User eXperience’) infotainment set-up, built into sophisticated cabin design that instantly makes rivals look dated. The Mercedes A-Class sets the hatchback standards that others need to aim for.
There’s an all-new range of efficient petrol and diesel engines too, all of it sat on a fresh ‘MFA2’ platform that will underpin a whole future generation of compact Mercedes models. This makes possible the 30mm wheelbase increase needed to release extra cabin and luggage space. Plus there’s autonomous driving tech, a new era of headlamp technology and another step forward to terms of safety provision. This then, is the compact hatch that Audi and BMW feared Mercedes might build. But both will be developing products to beat it. What kind of benchmark will this A-Class set for them to aspire to?
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