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The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The new A-Class is the sporty new compact model from Mercedes-Benz. The new model is on display at the Geneva Motor Show

By Geraldine Ashton Green
Mar 07, 2012
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The new A-Class is the sporty new compact model from Mercedes-Benz. The new model is on display at the Geneva Motor Show from 8-18th March 2012.

Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars said "A is for Attack: the A-Class is a clear statement of the new dynamism of the Mercedes-Benz brand. It is completely new, down to the last detail. In automotive development, it's not often you get the chance to start with a clean sheet of paper. Our engineers and designers have made the very most of that opportunity."

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the only vehicle in its class to feature as standard a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist, which lowers the risk of rear-end collisions. The COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system gives a visual and acoustic warning to alert a possibly distracted driver to identified obstacles, and prepares Brake Assist for the most precise braking response possible. This is initiated as soon as the driver steps firmly on the brake pedal.

All engines in the new A-Class feature the ECOstart/stop function as standard. The engines can be combined either with the new six-speed manual transmission or, as an option, with the 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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By Geraldine Ashton Green
Mar 07, 2012