Climate control air-conditioning, which can maintain a set temperature. Cruise control with an adjustable speed limiter function. Windscreen wipers that operate automatically when it rains, and headlights that switch on automatically when it’s getting dark. Nappa leather trim on the steering wheel.
A multimedia system with a CD player, AM/FM and digital radio, USB input, an 8.0-inch colour display, and at least six speakers. Satellite navigation. Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls and audio streaming, and integration for iPod and iPhone. Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink (which can put your iPhone screen on the car’s display).
A reversing camera, and parking sensors front and rear (which help you judge how far the bumpers are from obstacles). Active parking assist, which can steer the car into a parking spot.
Hill start assist, which operates the brakes automatically to make take-offs on hills easier.
Aluminium alloy wheels. A tyre pressure warning system, which tells you if a tyre is going flat.
Dynamic Select, which allows you to choose a comfortable ride from the suspension most of the time but switch to a firmer ride if you want to explore the handling of your A-Class. The Comfort, Sport, and Eco settings also affect how eagerly the auto transmission changes gears, how heavy the steering feels, and how fiercely the airconditioning cools. A fourth mode – Individual – is a pick ’n mix of each, so that you can tailor your settings. (On the most sporty A-Class, the Mercedes-AMG A45, a Sport+ mode replaces Eco.)
A suite of driver aids that includes Autonomous braking, a fatigue monitor, and a blind-spot alert.
Nine airbags. Electronic stability control, which can help you control a skidding car. (For the placement of airbags, and more on A-Class safety features, please open the Safety section below.)
Every Mercedes-Benz A-Class carries a three-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.