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New engines and saloon pricing for A-Class

Mercedes-Benz has extended the A-Class range with a new petrol engine and four-wheel drive for the hatchback, and pricing for the first ever Saloon version.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon

The A-Class Saloon is one of what will soon be eight compact models.

The first Saloons will arrive in the UK early next year, but are now available to order. This is being offered as a slightly smaller line-up than the hatchback, comprising Sport and AMG Line trim levels with a choice of one petrol and one diesel engine, both equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

A 180 d versions use the 1.5-litre, 115bhp diesel engine, and return up to 68.9mpg emitting 110g/km CO2. These start at £27,875 for the Sport, with both trim levels priced at £535 over the equivalent hatch. The A 200 uses the new 1.3-litre, 161bhp petrol engine, returning up to 51.4mpg and emitting 121g/km CO2, and are priced £595 higher than the hatchback version.

Drivers can add the same packages as the hatchback. Executive (£1,395) includes the larger 10.25-inch display, active parking assistance and heated front seats, while Premium features the 10.25-inch digital instruments, ambient lighting and an upgraded sound system for £2,395. Premium Plus includes all of both packages, plus electrically adjusted seats, LED headlights and a panoramic roof, and is priced at £3,595.

In the hatchback, there is also a new petrol engine. The A 220 displaces 2.0 litres, and produces 188bhp. It’s offered in AMG Line guise only, with a choice of two or four-wheel drive, priced from £29,340 on the road. Fuel economy ranges from 43.5mpg to 45.6mpg, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 148g/km and 141g/km – the former is for four-wheel drive versions.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.