2009 Mercedes Benz A-Class New Generation review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 29 March 2008 , 11:03:57 byVeronica

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Mercedes Benz A-Class New Generation

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz will reveal the new generation A-Class at the Auto Mobil International Motor Show in April, 2008. The useful ECO start/stop function is available for the first time for the high-volume A 150 and A 170 models, which reduce fuel consumption of these BlueEFFICIENCY vehicles by up to nine % when driving in city traffic. The new generation B-Class will also be celebrating its world premiere at the Motor Show. The sports tourer is now available with a petrol / natural-gas drive system for the very first time. The carmaker is presenting a range of five-door saloon and three-door coupe versions in spring 2008, each sporting an all-round upgrade. The front end of the compact Mercedes-Benz is younger, yet at the same time more poised and assured than before. Design elements at the front help differentiate the A-Class lines even more clearly than before. The rear of the A-Class is dominated by a modified bumper and new-look tail lights that extend well into the flanks. Both features ensure that the body looks wider and even more powerful. The German designers also paid particular attention to increasing perceived value when it came to revamping the interior, selecting a range of new high-grade upholstery fabrics and door trims. All variants of the A-Class come with a larger stowage compartment in the centre console and a new-look cup holder between the front seats. The bodywork has also been lowered by 10 mm to further reduce wind drag. The Mercedes engineers have leveraged further potential to save fuel by dynamically controlling the power supply on board the A 160 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY to save energy. The generator management system consistently converts the power generated when the engine decelerates into electrical energy, which is then used to recharge the battery in an optimum, energy-efficient manner.