2023 Mercedes A-Class Revealed | What car?

The diesel engines are 2.0-litre four-cylinder units and produce 114bhp (A180d) and 148bhp (A200d). Combined fuel economy for those is rated at 56 mpg and 58 mpg respectively. All models in the line are equipped as standard with seven- or eight-speed automatic gearboxes.

2023 Mercedes-AMG A45 front

The A250e plug-in hybrid has also been updated, combining a 1.3-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 215bhp. Thanks to a 15.6kWh battery, the A250e can travel up to 50 miles on electric power alone, according to official tests. That’s more than the Volkswagen Golf eHybrid and Audi A3 40 TFSIe can handle; those rivals have official ranges of 43 miles and 37 miles respectively.

As with the regular A-Class models, the hot Mercedes-AMG A35 and A45 S hatchbacks have also been upgraded, with the former receiving the same mild-hybrid tech. These cars are powered by 2.0-litre turbo petrol engines which, as before, produce 302bhp in the A35 and 415bhp in the A45 S. Performance hasn’t changed either; the A35 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, while the A45 S requires just 3.9 seconds.

2023 Mercedes-AMG A45 rear

The updates to the style of the Class A are quite minor. They consist of a new grille design (featuring multiple mini three-pointed stars, like those found on the new C-Class and GLC) and two new bonnet bulges. Other updates include new front and rear bumpers, plus updated LED headlights and taillights. AMG models have a custom AMG grille, a hood-mounted AMG emblem, and a tailgate spoiler.

Inside, updates include the addition of Mercedes’ latest infotainment system, which gets new software to help improve responsiveness and ease of use. The digital instrument panel also has new styles (and can be customized between various modes and settings). Additionally, the A-Class now gets a new fingerprint recognition system for driver identification and preferred settings.

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