New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Starts At $32,500, Only $600 Less Than CLA

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.

In terms of the A-Class Sedan’s rivals, the 2019 Audi A3 Sedan just so happens to also start at $32,500 in the U.S. BMW doesn’t offer a direct rival (yet) to these two.

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  • cbATL

    All the people that bitched about the Explorer iPad, i want you to speak on the Mercedes widescreen iPhone.

    • Alberto Barrales

      I actually like the new Explorer’s interior and this baby Benz looks great.

    • Bananarama

      This looks 1000x better than the Explorer’s implementation. It’s a nice transition between the instrument cluster and center console. And mainly, it doesn’t stick way up over the dash (into the driver’s view). The Explorer’s screen looks literally like an ipad off the shelf. At least this looks futuristic and bespoke enough.

      • cbATL

        O Christ did you just say “Bespoke”? Puke.

        Point is none of them look integrated…tacked on.

        • Bananarama

          lmao, I’m sorry, does that word offend you? Literally means made for a particular use. As in doesn’t look like just a normal consumer tablet stuck on the dash.

          • cbATL

            Bespoke is my trigger word. Just to be clear, no car priced at $32,500 is bespoke.

          • Bananarama

            Don’t be pedantic. You know what I mean.
            Obviously a mass produced car isn’t bespoke in that sense.

          • cbATL

            That is why I called you out for the use of the word.

    • Matt

      You can’t compare them at all.

  • EM1

    It’s not German made, forget about it!

    • Aırwʌve

      What’s wrong with Hungarian Mercedeses?

      • Momogg

        Nothing is wrong with Hungarian Mercedes. Maybe he doesn’t even know where is Hungary.

        • EM1

          who cares

          • Momogg


          • EM1

            Don’t be an Incel

          • Momogg

            What? Sorry, we don’t have this in our continent. Good luck to you.

          • EM1


          • Momogg


      • EM1

        Won’t buy. That simple

        • Aırwʌve

          A-Class is better made than plenty of rubbish, true-German made Mercedeses in recent 20 years. Deal with it, fanboy.

          • EM1

            it isn’t really out! So deal with it Trollboy.

    • Shelby GT500

      Porsche Cayenne is made in Bratislava (Slovakia), so what? Porsche is still number one in most reliability ratings (Consumer Reports, J.D. Power, British WhatCar, German TUV etc)

    • Kagan

      So ain’t ml gl either. So ain’t tt and a lot of other cars.

      • EM1

        Won’t buy. That simple!

        • Momogg

          What are you talking about?

      • EM1


  • StrangerGP

    Having both CLA and A-Class Sedan is pointless, same situation as with CLS and GT 4-Door. Just ditch one of the models (CLA and CLS preferably) and offer more engine and trim options for the other one.

    • Momogg

      Between CLA and A-Class sedan you are true, but for the GT 4 door it’s different, it’s for hunting the panamera and the continental. CLS is an other category.

  • Rani

    The new CLA looks way better than this. Now that I look at the A-class again something about the exterior is off-putting to me.

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