A true Mercedes. And yet so very different. The new A-Class will surprise you with its fresh, sporty design that blends emotive appeal with individualistic character and strikes a completely new note in the compact vehicle segment. The Mercedes-Benz design team were crowned "Team of the Year" in 2011 by a top-ranking jury of industry experts. To configure your A-Class further, just select from each of three design and equipment lines and three design packages with differing emphases - and create your very own, very individual new A-Class.
Exterior – the design of a new generation
Striking lines, dynamically curved surfaces and a window line that calls to mind a coupé all go to make up the sporty and emotional exterior of the A-Class. The significantly modified dimensions, with greater width and distinctly reduced height, contribute to its athletic appearance.
The pronounced arrow-shaped front section and expressive radiator grille give the A-Class both an air of self-confidence and a decidedly energetic look. The flanks, with two striking structural lines, and the powerfully muscular rear wings give a feeling of forwards thrust even when the car is at a standstill.
The coupé-like side line with the curved roof, beltline rising towards the rear and long, narrow, glass area emphasises the sporty appearance of the new A-Class. The B-pillar is covered by the "frame under glass" design of the door.
The distinctly wide rear end with horizontal structuring exudes power and athleticism. This is thanks to the bicolour tail lamps, which extend well into the sides of the vehicle. At night an innovative lighting design gives the new A-Class an exciting aura.
Interior – refreshingly sporty
A love of detail comes through in the high-quality interior with its sporty ambience. The shapes, surfaces and materials go together to form a high-quality and harmonious whole and meet the highest standards, both visually and haptically.
The cockpit combines a sporty ambience with ergonomic styling and layout. The result: undiluted driving enjoyment, with the comfort so typical of Mercedes-Benz. Various design and equipment lines as well as design packages (Exclusive package and AMG Exclusive package) allow you to individualise your interior to lend it a stylish, urban, sporty or exclusive tone.
Three seating variants ensure ergonomic comfort. A large selection of attractive fabric covers and colours provide many versatile possibilities for individualisation. Exclusive fittings, such as the upper section of instrument panel upholstered in ARTICO man-made leather as part of the Exclusive package (optional) or the ambient lighting which comes in conjunction with the Light and Sight package (optional), characterise the sporty interior of the new A-Class.
Depending on the design and equipment line or design package, high-quality trim is applied to the vent openings, the armrests in the doors and to many controls. The generous use of decorative stitching, either in the fittings colour or a contrasting colour, for the seats, steering wheel, armrests and doors, lends a touch of exclusivity.
Oliver Schnell Design Project Manager - New Compact Cars
"With the new A-Class we have completely redefined the design for this model series. A symbiosis of excitement and dynamism which is unique in this segment has been created by the striking lines and dynamic, coupé-like silhouette. This sporty, emotional design idiom continues at the same level in the interior and is underlined by lovingly created details and a particularly heightened sense of perceived value."