Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for the A180, the new entry-level model in the compact A-Class range.
Priced from $42,300 plus on-road costs, the A180 differentiates from its more expensive siblings mainly by its drivetrain. It uses the same 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the A200, albeit detuned to a less potent 100kW of power and 200Nm of torque. It can get to 100km/h in 9.2 seconds, while fuel use is rated at 5.7 litres per 100km.
The A180’s standard equipment list is pretty large for an entry level model – it includes two 10.25-inch MBUX touchscreens, along with LED headlights, diamond-pattern grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera, satellite navigation, DAB+ digital radio, push-button start and sports seats trimmed in ARTICO artificial leather.
Safety tech standard on the base A consists of autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, park assist and traffic sign recognition.
The Mercedes-Benz A180 will arrive in Australian dealerships in March 2019, alongside front-wheel-drive and AMG Line-equipped versions of the top-spec A250.