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  • Mercedes A-Class entry into a market is the most successful ever

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:19
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    Mercedes-Benz has called the entry into a market of the A-Class hatchback next generation the most successful start of a new model ever. One in ten potential customers who visited presentation events has made a pre-order of this hatchback.

    According to Mercedes-Benz representatives, only in Western Europe company received 70,000 pre-orders for a new A-Class which makes start of this model the most successful in the company's history.

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class is built on a new front drive wheel platform MFA with a possibility to change it for an all-wheel drive and is fitted with gasoline and diesel 109-211 hp turbocharged power trains. Launch of the 330 hp AMG version known as Mercedes A45 AMG is in the planning stage yet. A-Class will cost in Germany starting from 23,978 for a basic 122 hp version with 1.6L engine and six-speed manual transmission.

    As Mercedes representatives state, automotive manufacturer makes maximum efforts at the time to become the leader of a premium market up to 2020. The launch of a compact SUV in upcoming five years will improve their positions as well. This car will not only attract new customers on the Mercedes side but will also compete with Audi and BMW similar cars.

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