2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan: Standard wheelbase model debuts

The standard wheelbase 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan has made its debut, and will go later this year to take on the Audi A3 sedan.

The new A-Class sedan has a 60mm (2.4″) shorter wheelbase than the LWB sedan that will be sold exclusively in China.

At launch in Europe, the A-Class sedan will be available as the A200 with a gas engine making 120kW (163hp) and 250Nm (184 lb-ft), and the A180d with a turbo-diesel making 85kW (116hp) and 260Nm (192 lb-ft).

The US gets the more powerful A220 with a 2L turbo I4 gas engine making 140kW (188hp) and 300Nm (221 lb-ft). 4Matic AWD is optional on the A220.

All launch models will have a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

A digital instrumentation screen and the new MBUX infotainment systems are standard, both with 7″ screens, while better 10.25″ screens are available.

Available features include LED lights, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, lane changing assistance, keyless entry, and hands free trunk opening.

The new A-Class sedan goes on sale later this year.

Length: 4,549mm | 179.1″
Width: 1,796mm | 70.7″
Height: 1,446mm | 56.9″
Wheelbase: 2,729 mm | 107.4″
Trunk capacity: 420 litres | 14.8 cu ft