More comfort, mistaken AMG dynamics

Stuttgart, June 29, 2015

Mercedes has ( until June 28, 2015 25 ) presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​, the facelift of its compact A-Class. According to Mercedes - board Ola Källenius was mainly the increase in comfort on the to-do list. The whole thing please, without diluting the driving dynamics. In addition, you have 45 AMG hand created during the Sport version A, which again can claim to be the most powerful compact sports car.

More connectivity

Visually, however, will not notice too much of the A-Class facelift. Front rich slight retouches on front bumper and grill. In addition, the Baby - Benz now blinks from optional LED headlights. At the rear, the designers drew around a bit to the rear lights and the tailpipes aperture. Another new feature is the " Motorsport Edition " that drives up with AMG optic and the colors of the Mercedes Formula 1 team. Also inside there are typical facelift diet: A few new materials, a revised instrument cluster and ( optional) a larger eight-inch screen. And a comprehensive smartphone integration must not be missed. From the beginning of 2016 speaks the A-Class with Apple CarPlay and understood with Mirror Link. Earlier receives the clientele a slightly modernized range of Assitenzsystemen.

New entry and saving diesel

To treat the driving manners of the A-Class a little more spread ( previously was not exactly as Daimler's compact comfort - miracle ), with the Facelift maintains the electronic stability program " Dynamic Select " collection. It regulates the characteristics of the engine, steering, transmission, suspension and air conditioning in the four steps Comfort, Sport, Eco and Individual. Come Upon request to now adaptive dampers. There are also new under the hood of the A-Class. The basis is the future a 102-hp 1.6-liter gasoline engine in the 160. A New Champion miser is the A 180 d BEE ( Blue Efficiency Edition ) with 109 hp and a fuel consumption of 3.5 liters. In addition, the Power 220 rises at A d and A 250 each to seven now to 177 or 218 hp.

381 hp in the A 45 AMG

And then there's a real bang, because the already abundant crazy A45 AMG has again properly turned on the power plug. The 2.0 - liter turbo makes 381 hp after the facelift and 475 Newton meters 21 horsepower and 25 Newton meters more than in the past. Whether the new Audi RS 3 is to blame? Who had swiped with 367 PS recently the title " Strongest compact sports car " by baby - AMG. Now the Cup is again officially in Affalterbach.

End Septmeber the merchants

Thanks to the power boost and a shorter translation of seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the zero - to - 100 - km / h time drops from 4.6 to 4.2 seconds. For a little more joy when the discs are now available in A45 adaptive dampers and friends cheering on the track a new, mechanical front axle limited slip differential and a fifth driving dynamics mode called Race. Visually you recognize the facelifted A45 AMG to new 19 - inch wheels and a modified front apron. "For us it is a brand new car," says AMG boss Tobias Moers. The prices it but not yet revealed. This also applies to the other facelift A-Class models. The major public appearance there at the Frankfurt Motor Show ( 17 to 27 September 2015). But can be ordered already from 3 July. The launch takes place in late September 2015th ( sw )