Mercedes Benz A200 Saloon
If you thought this was the new Mercedes Benz CLA, you are mistaken, (There will be one soon, check back for updates). It’s actually the new Mercedes A-Class Saloon or (Sedan, depending on which side of the pond you are in).
Back in April 2018 Mercedes exposed a long-wheelbase A-Class Sedan at the Beijing Motor Show. Because if there’s one thing China likes in a car, it’s rear-legroom. But the rest of the world isn’t so concerned, so before putting it on sale elsewhere, Mercedes trimmed 60mm from the wheelbase.
Engines, tech and, well, everything fore of the B-Pillar is pure A-Class Hatch. From launch it’ll be available with either the 1.3-litre ‘A200’ petrol engine (with 161bhp and 184lb ft) or 1.5-litre ‘A180d’ four-cylinder diesel (with 114bhp and 192lb ft). Both get a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox and front-wheel drive.
Inside it’s the same twin-screen setup featuring the new, and quite excellent, MBUX infotainment system. That means voice control that actually works, and if you tick the right option box, flash augmented reality sat-nav. Meanwhile S-Class-level driver assistance tech keeps you pointing in the right direction