It was in 1997 when Mercedes-Benz brought some fresh thinking into the compact class with a completely new concept – the A-Class. This combined advantages of exemplary use of space, great variability and occupant protection to Mercedes standards with the agile handling of a compact car. The A-Class has been a big driver of change at Mercedes-Benz and since then, it has evolved from looking like a tall MPV-like subcompact hatchback to the sleek premium compact hatchback we know today.

“Following the successful start of the A-Class, things at Mercedes-Benz are happening in quick succession with regards to the new family of compacts. In response to the wish of many customers, we now offer the A-Class for the first time as a sedan car”, says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales.

Indeed, the family of new generation compact cars from Mercedes-Benz continues to grow. The new A-Class sedan is finally here in the Philippines. The compact car that brings you it’s A-game. 

Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse Limousine, Mojavesilber, Interieur: Leder macchiato Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan, Mojave silver, Interior: Leather macchiato

Design: Attention-getting

The traditional 3-box design is dynamically interpreted in the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan.  It features striking lines that embody the spirit of A-Class dynamism, all the way through to its spacious interior. The toned physique, sporty design, and aggressive stance of the A-Class sedan are designed to capture admiring eyes.  It comes with LED lighting standard and looks solid with 17-inch wheels.

Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse Limousine, Mojavesilber, Interieur: Leder macchiato Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan, Mojave silver, Interior: Leather macchiato

Interior: More than spacious. Special.

The Star on the outside is earned on the inside. The interior of the new A-Class is completely redefined with its modern, avantgarde look. Mercedes-Benz has taken a completely new approach, revolutionizing the compact class from the inside with a new feeling of spaciousness. The unique interior architecture is shaped in particular by the modern design of the dashboard.

A-Class V177 Launch, M08, v05, detail, display, RGB – tif-file only!

Moreover, the interior is dazzled with its digital displays, aircraft-inspired aircon vents, ergonomic center console, splashes of metal accents and heaps of gloss black trim pieces. The driver’s seat is electronically adjustable and comes with memory function.  

The cabin command center is the Mercedes-Benz User Experience which can be operated via 7-inch touchscreen, touchpad, voice control or touch control buttons on the steering wheel. The MBUX revolutionizes tech-equipped driving and adapts to the driver over time through Artificial Intelligence, and the Linguatronic Voice Control system is as intuitive and natural as it is adaptable to you. And the infotainment includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and embedded navigation.

The sedan has a slightly different character to the hatch, bringing comfort-oriented seats as opposed to the high-rise sports chairs of the five-door. It’s more aerodynamic and brings a bigger boot. While loaded with technology and impressive design, luxury has not been overlooked, and the level of quality and choice of materials, from the ARTICO man-made leather to the stitched dash and all the buttons and controls. 

A-Class V177 Launch, M07, v10, backseats, RGB – tif-file only! Version 2019-02

Energizing Comfort and Exemplary Safety
Mercedes-Benz is committed to providing a safe driving and riding experience, and the A-Class Sedan is no exception. Whether it’s rush hour traffic or a long night drive on an unfamiliar route, the A-Class sedan supports you throughout your journey, helping to ease the strain in potentially stressful driving situations. Key to this is Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive, a suite of advanced assistance systems to help ensure you arrive at your destination safe and sound, feeling relaxed and refreshed. In addition, a range of advanced safety systems includes Active Braking Assist, which not only warns you of an impending collision but also offers braking support and intervenes with autonomous braking if needed.

The A-Class Sedan boasts an entirely new vibe that elevates the Mercedes-Benz reputation to new heights. Stylish, spacious and loaded with cutting-edge technology.

Visit any of Mercedes-Benz four showrooms (Greenhills, BGC, Alabang, and Cebu City) to check out and test-drive the new A-Class sedan today. Retail Price starts at Php 2,790,000.

Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse Limousine, Mojavesilber, Interieur: Leder macchiato Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan, Mojave silver, Interior: Leather macchiato

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