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2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Third Time Is Absolutely A Charm For Entry-Level Merc You are looking at what is likely the most important Mercedes-Benz passenger car since the old 190 turned into the C-Class "Baby Benz" back in 1993. And the United States and Canada won't get it, at least not in this hatchback configuration we have just tested extensively in Slovenia. The big message coming from Mercedes, however, is that the new A-Class is categorically not to be referred to as a baby anything. (We wish them good luck in enforcing this mandate.) The attitude is aggressive and "Attack Mode" in nature, clearly show... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
208 HP / 258 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
MSRP:
$28,500 base (est.)
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    Geneva: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is Affalterbach's first big leap into the little pond
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    The recent history of AMG is turning out amped-up versions of Mercedes-Benz offerings that would hardly ever be mistaken for their sedate counterparts. Sure, you'd need to pay attention to pick a G-Class from the G63 AMG, but dual side-pipes are a quick giveaway. The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is not only a new era in Affalterbach's attention on smaller cars, ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG shows up to fight the hottest hatches [w/videos]
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    Fun coincidence. On the same day that Audi announces the unveiling of its new S3 Sportback at the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz steals the spotlight by confirming that the all-new A45 AMG will also receive its official debut early next month. Starting life as the entry-level A-Class hatchback, the A45 AMG gets the full AMG treatment, which includes ...

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    Exclusive: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 2.0 turbo good for crazy 185 HP per liter
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    We have just joined the journalist hordes in Affalterbach for some early peeks at AMG's imminent future, and the downsizing trend is really catching on, even here with Mercedes-Benz and its traditionally big-engined high-performance arm. The biggest news was the smallest news: a really hot-looking high-performance A-Class model dubbed A45 AMG that will ...

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    Breaking: Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe images spill onto Internet
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    Report: Mercedes-Benz CLA is official name of small four-door coupe debuting in Beijing
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    Confirmed: Mercedes-Benz CLC to get Beastie introduction in LA?
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    We've been expecting for some time that Mercedes-Benz would choose to grace its New York Auto Show stand with a variant on its new A-Class family as part of a push to bring a new range of small cars to North America. However, it now seems more likely that Los Angeles audiences will get a vision of Mercedes' entry-level future, not New York. That's because ...

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    Geneva: Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatches new level of refinement for its class [w/video]
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    Though the Geneva Motor Show doesn't open until tomorrow morning, automakers have thrown the doors open on their own evening events in order to get a captive audience away from the show. We've just returned from the bright lights of Mercedes-Benz and its new A-Class reveal, and we have to say, it looks far more enticing than spy shots had led to us to ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz integrates iPhone, Siri into all-new A-Class
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    The paradigm has shifted. Normally an automaker's range-topper gets the latest and greatest technology, but with the introduction of the all-new A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is flipping that order on its head. At next month's Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes will show off the next A-Class and with it, its updated COMAND infotainment system. The user interface has ...

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    Video: Production Mercedes-Benz A-Class spotted undisguised
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    We've gotten various peeks at the Mercedes-Benz A-Class for a few months now, from the patent drawings to spy shots to QR-coded teasers. Then, of all things in all places, a cyclist with a handlebar-mounted camera gets a full-on shot of the real deal while riding in Lanzarote, Spain for what we assume is a photo or video shoot. If you liked the look of ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz shows off next-generation connectivity in Concept A-Class
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    Here's the problem with decking out a high-end Mercedes-Benz with a range of infotainment functionality: The average S-Class buyer doesn't use it and the "digital natives" – those born with a mobile phone in their hands – can't afford one. That's set to change, and the Concept A-Class is the beginning. The video after the break details a ...

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    Mercedes-Benz A-Class breaks down at debut, pushed on stage by execs
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    The 2011 Mercedes-Benz Concept A appears to be, quite literally, all show and no go. At its big debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, the car eschewed its 200-horsepower BlueEfficiency powerplant in favor of a four-suitpower unit, courtesy of Mercedes brass. After a star-studded introduction, including a version of Janis Joplin's "Mercedes-Benz" by rapper ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class hatches ahead of New York and Shanghai
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    Nearly four years ago, we heard rumors that Mercedes-Benz was considering dropping the diminutive A-class from its lineup. Oh, how times have changed. The German automaker is prepping an all-new A-class (M270), and we're now able to get some insight into what it will look like courtesy of the Concept A. The Mercedes-Benz Concept A is a stylized version ...

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    First sketch of 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class leaks out
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    The first sketch of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has made its way to the internets, and judging by the look of things, the vehicle may appear much sportier than the styling buck we saw back in January. According to Autoblog.it, the A-Class will likely make its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, and when it does, it may bring along lines borrowed from the ...

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