The very first generation of the Mercedes A-Class was unveiled in March 1997 at the Geneva Motor Show. The baby Benz stole the show. The reason? Entry-level models provide shoppers with an affordably priced way into a luxury manufacturer’s lineup & the A-class fills this role in the Mercedes-Benz product range. It will continue to do so with the arrival of the 2020 version & the model’s fourth generation.
Mercedes’ smallest passenger car now has larger dimensions, a new model platform & fresh engines for this model year. It's also fitted with a host of new technology intended to make it safer, more advanced, more convenient & more desirable than any of its rivals.
The A-Class sits in the premium segment of the hatchback market, going up against rivals such as the BMW 1 Series, Audi A3 & the Volkswagen Golf. Overall, this baby Mercedes shines as a top choice among entry-level luxury sedans. It has a long list of standard features, a premium-looking cabin, & relatively low pricing. It’s also spacious, ensuring a good amount of legroom for adults in the rear seats. Keep in mind, however, that rivals offer more luggage space.
“The A-Class established today's compact car segment of Mercedes-Benz in 1997 & since then more than 6 million models have been delivered worldwide. The A-Class Saloon as the seventh model further expands the range of compact cars from Mercedes-Benz. A logical addition, because with the C, E & S-Class, Mercedes-Benz has more premium saloon competence than most other manufacturers.