Mercedes-Benz A Class
Efficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines. More aerodynamic designs help efficiency, too. With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it's raised the aerodynamic bar. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new 2019 A-Class sedan has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any production car in history. Aerodynamic drag consists of two parts. The drag coefficient measures how slippery the design is. It combines with the frontal area of the car, or how much air it has to push out of the way as it runs down the road. Automakers...
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 200 CDI Driven: Taster For Diesel CLA?
There are many reasons why certain models aren't sold in certain markets, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating when you can't get hold of them. For fans of diesel vehicles, there are almost too many to count--few vehicles in Europe don't have a diesel option in the range, but only a...Antony Ingram
Forbidden Fruit: Mercedes-Benz A Class Quick Drive
Selling luxury vehicles is a delicate balancing act. Concentrate on your most wealthy clientele and the market is lucrative, but limited. But go too far the other way, catering for the mass market, and you risk damaging your reputation. This is the barrier Mercedes-Benz has had to cross in...Antony Ingram
2013 Mercedes-Benz A Class: U.S-Bound Premium Compact Driven
Big German automakers used to thrive on producing large, luxurious sedans. Built seemingly to last forever, they were vehicles of aspiration, a cut above volume vehicles from other carmakers. How things change. Aspiration may still be a part of owning a Mercedes-Benz, BMW or Audi, but now gas...Antony Ingram
Mystery Mercedes That Will Get Electric Powertrain Is A-Class: Report
Ever since Daimler invested $50 million for 9 percent of Tesla back in May 2009, the two companies have had a close working relationship on electric car technology. Since that investment, Tesla has provided Smart and Mercedes-Benz with drivetrains for various electric cars, including...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield