New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Costs €5,000 More Than Its BMW And Audi Rivals!

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has stopped by Geneva for its world premiere, which comes a month after its official presentation.

More mature than ever, with evolved styling, and packed with the latest technology, the compact hatchback is ready to engage war with the Audi A3 Sportback and BMW 1-Series.

It also happens to be the most expensive of the three. At €30,231.95 ($37,416) in Germany, it’s over €5,000 ($6,189) pricier than two of its main rivals, in entry-level form (Audi A3 starts at €24,650, while BMW’s 1-Series from €25,150). That’s without choosing any optional extras, and equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.

Mercedes-Benz has the order books open for fourth-generation A-Class in different European markets, limiting the offering at one diesel and two petrol units. More engines will be launched in the near future, but the most exciting variant is still to come – the AMG A45. Together with the aerodynamic updates, tweaked chassis and more than 400hp believed to come from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the A45 AMG will probably take as little as 4 seconds to complete the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint.

A more tamed version of the car is also in development, under the A35 moniker. It will rival the Audi S3 Sportback, probably with some 300 horses, and will become the most affordable AMG car.

We’re also waiting for other derivatives, including the new CLA, GLA and B-Class, as well as the GLB crossover. There have been rumors about possible coupe and estate versions of the new A-Class, but these have slim chances of getting the green light, as does a new CLA Shooting Brake.

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  • Bo Hanan

    3rd car with that pink bubble gum color. Horrible.

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      It’s red, not pink. The lights the car is under at the show make it look pink

  • Christian Wimmer

    From the photos… looks pretty good in red and white, but boring in silver. Weird.

    Can’t wait to see it in person – usually cars look better in the flesh than in photos.

    • wait a minute

      agree they always look better in person, i do like the matt/silk grey paint, there’s new Audi s6 avant in the parking bay next to me with the same colour it really stands out compared to regular gloss.

  • Matt

    Wrong… the Audi and BMW are the direct competitors, they’re all in the exact same class.

  • Vottek Mäxle

    Equipped with a few extras, it won’t be too difficult to reach the $50k mark. That’s a lot of dough for a 4-cylinder hatchback.

  • StrangerGP

    Nothing new, Mercedes models are even more overpriced than cars from other “premium brands”.

  • Anthony James

    At what point will the likes of BMW/Merc/Audi have to justify their prices when compared to well designed vehicles from mainstream manufacturers. Peugeot, Mazda etc are no longer/not for much longer second class with regards to design

    • Enter Ranting

      …or technology, or safety, or performance, or reliability. I think in the next few years, if they play their design cards right, we’ll see companies like Genesis making inroads into Mercedes’ territory.

  • Vassilis

    It is a newer, better car but ouch.

  • Jason Panamera

    For 30k euro i can get also a C-class. This new A class i really nice car but with such price I’d rather get new mazda 6 after facelift. New mazda is such a nice car ,that I’d consider buying new one or having next baby. So guys, which engine to choose ?

  • wait a minute

    On a role with their big digital screen. I’m sure it will probably be in their Sprinter Vans next- One size fits all. But all credit to the team who designed it. Only thing is all saloon interiors will look very similar, but maybe that’s ok.

  • lagunas3ca

    When you build a $20K car with $10K interior.

  • Well those displays better have an amazing antièglare treatement never seen beafore.

  • Infinite1

    I’d rather have the RS3 though.

  • Matt

    So because the BMW 5-Series isn’t offered as a Coupe/Convertible, you shouldn’t compare it directly with the Mercedes E-class that does come in those configurations?

    That’s what you’re saying – and it makes no sense.

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