We don’t know about you folks, but we think that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class doesn’t radiance what the compact hatchback should be. It is kind of weird, but try to compare it with the prototype where the three-pointed German automaker deployed it for test drive. This the 3rd generation of the A-Class which got its proper and official unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is constructed from the same MFA modular front architecture of the B-Class. The 1,780mm wheelbase is offering you good performance from the short overhangs and sporty design. You see, we knew it that there is something special about this compact German hatchback and it is the sportiness. As if this is not sporty enough for you, the powerful version of the 2012 A-Class is currently undergoing development on the AMG division where the total power output sets at 211 horsepower.
The engine which powers up the 2012 A-Class hatchback according to autoevolution.com is the 1.6L turbo which provides you with 122 horsepower as the total power output for the A180. Need more power? There is another total power output for you and that is the 156 horsepower and if you look for the range topper, the A250 with more aggressive bodywork surely suits your sporty style. These are the petrol or the gasoline lines, are you ready for the diesel powerplant choices?
For the diesel, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is powered by the 1.8L CDI for the A180 with total power output is 109 horsepower and if you buy the A200 compact hatchback with CDI engine, you can get 136 horsepower. The most powerful diesel engine holds by the A220 with the 2.2L CDI with power output at 170 horsepower. The entertainment system for this compact German hatchback is what Mercedes refers to “iPod on wheels” where they infuse the integration of cool infotainment system on the dashboard.
The main design for the interior of the 2012 A-Class hatchback is derived directly from the B-Class but the A-Class model has the more luxury premium feeling. If you go for the optional AMG package, you can get a new grille mesh, a full body kit, and larger wheels. For the interior, the AMG version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class caries carbon fiber for the dashboard and sporty seats which are the same with the ones on the SLK roadster.