Mercedes-Benz A-Class Roars In The Compact Luxury Scene

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class makes a bold statement in the compact luxury segment in 2023.


  • The rejuvenated A-Class not only retains its dynamic look but delivers a sound driving experience.
  • The interior of the A-Class embraces modern, avantgarde aesthetics, offering an elevated experience within the compact luxury segment.
  • The latest A-Class introduces an update in terms of advanced safety assistance systems.
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With power bulges and a steep ‘shark nose’ the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is eye-catching. The redesigned radiator grille with a unique star pattern and LED headlamps add to the allure. Externally flush wheels, available in four rim designs up to 19-inches, complete the sporty exterior. The rear design features a redesigned diffuser and standard LED rear lights, ensuring a captivating appearance both day and night.


To cater to diverse preferences, the A-Class offers an attractive range of exterior paintwork options, providing a canvas for personal preferences. Even in the base variant, Mercedes-Benz ensures a high-quality comfort seat with three-dimensional embossed ARTICO upholstery, emphasizing the sportiness of the vehicle. The Progressive trim level introduces three interior colors: black, beige, and the zeitgeisty sage grey, accompanied by a new dark carbon-fiber look trim element.


Whilst the center console with ample space for beverages and mobile devices is well designed, the steering wheel buttons could do with some haptic response. Image Mercedes-Benz

For the performance enthusiasts, the AMG Line features bright brushed aluminum trim and red contrasting top-stitching in the ARTICO/MICROCUT seats, delivering a blend of luxury and sportiness.


The absolute highlight of the A-Class is the standard freestanding dual-screen display, available in 7-inch and 10.25-inch options. With an intuitive interface and the ability to learn, the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) creates a holistic, aesthetic experience. The customizable display styles, modes, and seven color worlds provide a personalized touch. The telematics system has been revamped, ensuring improved performance and connectivity.


The Hey Mercedes voice assistant, integrates with the Mercedes me App, offering a dialogue-rich and learning-oriented experience. The Driver Assistance Package offers enhanced Lane Keeping Assist, now with Active Steering Control, and the Parking Package supports longitudinal parking with 360-degree visualization for camera-assisted parking.


The A-Class offers a choice between petrol and diesel engines, delivering an ideal blend of performance and efficiency. Image: Mercedes-Benz

For those seeking an exhilarating driving experience, the A-Class AMG models redefine adrenaline. The A 35 AMG 4MATIC and A 45 S 4MATIC+ represent the pinnacle of sportiness within the A-Class model series. With refined aesthetics, high-performance engines, and a variety of model choices, these AMG variants cater to decadent drivers who demand both style and power.
The pricing reflects the range’s diversity, offering choices for every taste:

  • A 200 Hatchback: R791’550
  • A 200 Sedan: R846’550
  • A 200 d Sedan: R916’200
  • Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan: R1’128’750
  • Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC Hatch: R1’234’550
  • Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ Hatch: R1’381’550


The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, with its balanced proportions, attention to detail, and advanced features, brings something special to the compact luxury segment.


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