The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan will soon go on sale in the United States from $32,500, excluding a $995 destination and delivery charge.
For those of you keeping track, that’s $600 less than the starting price of the current CLA, which will soon be replaced by a new model (see it here).
The U.S. range of A-Class Sedan models will start with the A 220. This variant, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine produces 188 hp and 221 lb-ft (299 Nm) of torque and comes mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard.
For $32,500, buyers can enjoy this base model with the advanced MBUX multimedia system which premiered last year. This new system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia display. The A 220 also comes standard with a Panorama roof, 17-inch wheels, and LED headlights and taillights.
The new A-Class Sedan or an A3 Sedan?
The second A-Class Sedan model bound for U.S. dealerships is the A 220 4MATIC. As the name implies, this variant is virtually identical to the A 220 but incorporates an all-wheel drive system. Pricing for this variant starts at $34,500 (plus $995 for delivery).
Both the A 220 and A 220 4MATIC models come with safety features like Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist, and adaptive braking technology that includes a Hill Start Assist and HOLD function. Active Distance Assist Distronic with Route-Based Speed Adaptation, Active Steering Assist, and other driver assistance technologies are optional extras.
According to some reports, the U.S. won’t receive any A-Class hatchback models but could get future A35 AMG and A45 AMG Sedan models.