The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan Is Fairly Well Equipped From The Get Go

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?

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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.

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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

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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).

Final Thoughts

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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.

Further Reading

2019 Mercedes A-Class Sedan Edition 1 Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Mercedes A-Class Sedan Edition 1.

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Exterior
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Read our full review on the next generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA
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Read our full review on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Mercedes-Benz USA today announced pricing for the all-new 2019 A-Class Sedan. For the first time in Mercedes-Benz USA history, pricing will be announced simultaneously on official Mercedes-Benz USA social channels. A 24-hour countdown will be posted to the @mercedesbenzusa Instagram story with a scrolling price until the final MSRP is revealed. This marks the debut of a Sedan in the A-Class product range, and represents the first time the A-Class will be sold in the U.S. market. Arriving in U.S. dealerships in early 2019, the Mercedes-Benz A 220 Sedan will start at just $32,500*, while the A 220 4MATIC Sedan will start from $34,500.*

The A-Class Sedan introduces the game-changing new infotainment system called MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). Featuring a completely new user interface, natural speech recognition, touchscreen capabilities and a new Touchpad, MBUX represents a powerful user experience that also incorporates artificial intelligence to learn your habits over time and automatically adapt to changes in patterns of behavior.

The A 220 and A 220 4MATIC both feature a 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine that produces 188 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. This powerful and fuel efficient power plant is mated to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission. The extensive standard equipment for the A 220 and A 220 4MATIC includes a Panorama roof and the intuitively-operated MBUX multimedia system with intelligent Voice Control. The in-car experience welcomes a new era of connectivity with standard Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a high-resolution widescreen cockpit concept with a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia display. The exterior design is further refined with standard 17" wheels and LED headlamps and taillamps.

The A-Class Sedan can also be customized with unique design and equipment lines including the optionally available AMG Line or Night Package, as well as a Multimedia Package that includes Mercedes-Benz Navigation and augmented video. KEYLESS-GO with HANDS-FREE ACCESS is also available, which conveniently enables the hands-free and fully automatic opening of the trunk lid with a kicking motion under the rear bumper.

As with every Mercedes-Benz vehicle, safety is a top priority. The standard and highly sophisticated safety systems include Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist and adaptive braking technology with Hill Start Assist and HOLD function. In addition, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® with Route-Based Speed Adaptation, Active Steering Assist and a suite of advanced driver assistance systems are also optionally available.

As the new gateway to Mercedes-Benz, the A-Class Sedan is well-positioned to attract a new generation of buyers to further advance the brand’s success story in the premium compact segment that began in 2013 with the launch of the CLA. In 2017, nearly one in two buyers of a Mercedes-Benz compact car in the U.S. had previously driven a competitor vehicle, and more than 50-percent of CLA customers were new to Mercedes-Benz (first-time buyers and conquests).

*Prices excludes $995 destination and delivery charge.

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