Pricing for the 2019 Mercedes A-Class is In and The CLA-Class is No Longer the Cheapest Merc on U.S. Roads
The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan Is Fairly Well Equipped From The Get Goby Safet Satara, on
Mercedes-Benz revealed the entry-level price for the new A-Class Sedan. You will be able to get it for $32,500. Go for the 4Matic and be prepared to churn out two grand more at $34,500. This is considerably more compared to the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA - the entry-level Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. at the time. That one managed to slip just under the $30,000 mark and was the only Mercedes-Benz to achieve so.
Long gone are those days. While the A-Class Sedan isn’t as special as the CLA, the new car definitely has some merit in the world. And, while $32,500 does not sound that bad for a new Mercedes, this price does not include the destination charge (so, add a grand on top of it) and don’t even imagine having access to all the amazing Mercedes-Benz tech found in higher-end models.
What Standard Equipment Comes with the 2019 Mercedes A-Class?
First of all, the front-wheel-drive A220, the one that actually costs $32,500, is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine that develops 188 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. It is linked with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and sends the power to 17-inch wheels in the front.
Mercedes-Benz did not reveal the performance data yet but expect the A220 to hit 60 in under 8 seconds.
Apart from a cool and sophisticated exterior look drizzled with LED headlamps and taillamps, the cabin of the least expensive Mercedes-Benz A220 does offer a surprising amount of advanced amenities. Including a freaking Panorama roof. Yup, it comes as standard.
Apart from the Panorama roof, the cabin of the A220 features the latest generation of the MBUX multimedia system with intelligent Voice Control.
Basically, you will be able to use that cool “Hey Mercedes” call, and the A220 will respond. Standard Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and the Android Auto complement the infotainment system that includes a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia display.
Safety equipment is equally impressive. It includes the Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist, and adaptive braking technology with Hill Start Assist and HOLD function.
2019 Mercedes A-Class Options List
Mercedes-Benz prepared a whole set of optional packages for the new 2019 A220 Sedan. Safety can be improved upon with the following:
- * Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® with Route-Based Speed Adaptation
- * Active Steering Assist
- * Suite of advanced driver assistance systems.
Convenience and style are customizable as well. Depending on your preference, the A220 can be equipped with:
- * AMG Line package
- * Night Package
- * Multimedia Package (with Mercedes-Benz Navigation and augmented video)
- * Keyless-Go
- * Hands-free access (Benz says this enables hands-free and fully automatic opening of the trunk lid with a kicking motion under the rear bumper).
The same entry price as for the Audi A3 Sedan does say a thing or two about the new Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan. It is a car that definitely found its niche, but it does try to capitulate on the customers that the first generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLA attracted. That will be paramount for its success as the new generation of the CLA is bound to be a far more expensive car than before.
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