The long-awaited sedan versions of the rejuvenated Mercedes-Benz A-Class premium small-car will arrive in Aussie showrooms next month with a higher price tag than their hatch counterparts.
The A180 and A200 (pictured) sedans are priced at $44,990 and $49,400 respectively, more than $2000 more than the five-door A180 ($44,300) and A200 ($47,200) that are already available.
That extra cost brings some additional sheetmetal and space over the hatches, plus an additional 60-litres of boot space that takes capacity to a handy 430 litres.
Equipment levels and powertrains are otherwise identical to the hatch, which is one of the most advanced Mercedes-Benz models ever built in terms of connectivity and active safety. Headlining the tech, each variant is equipped with the brand’s advanced MBUX voice-activated vehicle control system.
The entry-level A180 sedan shares the hatchback’s 100kW/200Nm 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, paired with a 7G DCT seven-speed automatic transmission.
Official combined fuel consumption is unchanged at 5.7L/100km despite the sedan’s slipperier lines that according to Benz produce less drag than any other passenger vehicle
Inside, the MBUX system features a head-up display and twin side-by-side 10.25-inch digital screens, with satellite navigation, touchpad, and ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control all included as standard.
One of the world's safest small cars, it's also equipped with autonomous emergency braking, active parking assistance, lane-keeping assistance, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitor, and front and rear parking sensors.
Other key standard features include DAB+ digital radio, a nine-speaker audio system with 225-watt output, 17-inch alloy wheels, Artico faux-leather upholstery, climate control, smartphone integration, sports steering wheel, paddle shifters, and keyless start.
Stepping up to the A200 sedan bumps the 1.3-litre engine’s output up to 120kW/250Nm for a more engaging drive with no change to fuel economy.
It also gains 18-inch alloys, more up-market interior styling (above), twin-pipe chrome-tipped exhaust system, driver’s seat lumbar support, folding rear armrest, adaptive high beam, and wireless phone charging.
The A-Class sedan rollout begins with the A200 in June followed by the A180 in August. The more performance focused A250 and AMG A35 versions are expected to arrive before the end of the year, with local pricing to be revealed closer to launch.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class pricing
- A180 hatchback - $42,300
- A180 sedan - $44,990
- A200 hatchback - $47,200
- A200 sedan - $ 49,200
- A250 hatchback - $49,500