2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class(Change Vehicle)
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pros
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Features & Specs
A 220 Sedan2.0 L/121
25 city / 36 hwy
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
188 @ 5800 rpm
AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan2.0 L/121
22 city / 29 hwy
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
302 @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Highlights
The A-Class launches with just one engine option, though an AMG-tuned version is available that takes things to a whole new level. The base A220 uses a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine aided by a turbocharger making 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. According to Mercedes, the A-class can reach 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds with this engine, in both front-wheel drive form or in the more expensive 4MATIC all-wheel drive version. The A35 AMG also uses a 2.0L 4-cylinder, but it's tuned for far more power, making a full 302 horsepower, sent to all-four wheels through a dual-clutch transmission. This combination is enough to get the A35 AMG to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Standard exterior features on the A 220 sedan include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, taillamps and running lights, rain sensing wipers and LED taillights. Inside, the A220 comes standard with cruise control, powered front seats, a see-through panoramic roof, remote engine start, heated outside mirrors, dual-zone climate control, steering wheel mounted touch panels to control the infotainment system, a 7-inch touchscreen between the seats, a 7-inch digital instrument display, Bluetooth audio streaming with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight speaker sound system, voice control, a touchpad controller between the front seats and five USB-C ports.
Though there is essentially just one trim level for the A220, there are several option packages and standalone features that can really push the car into true luxury car territory. A Premium Package includes a blind spot monitoring system, a larger 10" digital instrument cluster as well as a second 10" infotainment display, auto-dimming inside and driver's side mirrors, power folding mirrors, keyless go and hands-free access. Meanwhile, a Multimedia package adds navigation, traffic sign assist and an augmented reality mode for that navigation, which uses the car's forward-facing camera with overlaid directions to help drivers navigate. A heads-up display, wireless inductive charging and a Burmester sound system are all also available as stand-alone options.
An AMG Line Package adds aluminum shift paddles, brushed aluminum pedals, a sportier steering wheel, nicer front brakes, a slightly lowered and re-tuned suspension and 18" wheels. Gloss black exterior accents are also available with the AMG Line package. Finally, a Driver's Assistance Package offers just that: active steering assist, active brake assist, active lane keeping assist and active speed limit assist systems are included with this package, allowing the A220 to shoulder a lot more of the work when cruising on the highway.