Review: First Ride: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

If you’re wondering how to liven up the holiday last week, and you have one very interesting tip. Even before the launch of a new Mercedes-Benz A-Class on world markets (which becomes 15th September), candidates have the opportunity to get acquainted with this hottie in Prague. On the south parking lot at Prague Zoo from 08.17 to 9.2 (Daily 9:00 to 6:00 p.m.) opened so. Pavilion where visitors can get acquainted with the new Class A both statically and during a short test ride. Simultaneously, the Pavilion can participate in the competition for the loan of the new Class A at 365 days. Contestants must gaming console Xbox 360 go best time on the track Hockenheimring . So much basic information on the event, and now let’s look at the new Áčko properly.

The first thing the latest premium hatchback scores an attractive design. He exposed the basic version and 180 in bright red is proof that a new generation is truly succeeded. From its larger siblings takes the best and as a whole looks really excellently. It should be noted, however, that the lion’s share of the design has AMG packet . A very similar, it is also in the interior. On the photos we can see the air conditioning vents Kula known from the SLS supercar model, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, which is like sport seats příplatkového part of the packet. Once the basic design looks good and supreme version with leather-wrapped dashboard and decor of carbon must inevitably look like from another world. I would not exaggerating, but in the interior of austerity and boredom definitely look.

This should be a static examination, which in our eyes fell to excellent. Now let’s see how the new Áčko rides. Visitors and journalists were poised in silver version of the ubiquitous AMG package . magazine has tried just two alternatives.

Mercedes-Benz and 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY

One eight-diesel with an output equal to 100 kW (136 hp) and 300 Nm of torque comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, which really surprised us with short shift travel and impeccable precision. This combined with the attractive AMG package makes A’s absolutely phenomenal vehicle that offers both sporting behavior with well-tuned chassis and consumption, which in combined cycle will remain below 5 liters per 100 kilometers. We are within a short drive of consumption did not have to look and we did enjoy a certain behavior in sharp bends and flexible acceleration on the straight sections.

Mercedes-Benz A 250 BlueEFFICIENCY

The heart of this version is a two-liter four-cylinder gasoline of 155 kW (211 hp) and 350 Nm of torque. Our proven variant was also connected with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission 7G-DCT , which is a combination that is asking for sporty driving. Indeed, acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers per hour for a very nice 6.6 seconds sporting ambitions clearly demonstrates this version. Such is the theoretical language of numbers and how to practice it? The numbers certainly lag behind and feel of a new Áčko more force than is written on paper. Credit for this is certainly the sport mode, thanks to which speeds up the response to the gas pedal, steering becomes komunikativnějším and shifting even faster. When they write the name, so I can not mention about the characteristics of this new transmission. Transmission (whose control is located under the steering wheel) fact lies smoothly and really annoying flicker at low speeds characteristic of the Volkswagen Group’s vehicles are made. In summary therefore, on this version say that it works exactly as it should. The cornering is predictable vehicle, 18-inch wheels are then good compromise between comfort and style.

When we tested at the beginning of July the new BMW 1 Series , we thought he was on the throne premium hatchback just so someone does not reduce. The new generation of the smallest Mercedes is not proper competitor and if I can speak for myself, so I’m afraid that the Munich carmaker moved up to second place.

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