2012 Mercedes Benz A–Class: First interior pics image

Finally, we have the first interior images of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which will be unveiled next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

The interior shots were released today as Mercedes announced its new iPhone-integrated media system.
The new A-class is intended to bring a younger audience to the Mercedes brand and so the German maker “wants to make it more sporty and desirable” than the older model, so is keen to offer it in sports-oriented variants.

Under the hood, the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class will most like come with the same engines as its larger brother, so five petrol units, with outputs between 108 HP and 201 HP, and four diesels, ranging from 120 HP and 201 HP.

In addition, the German automaker will bring in an 250bhp front-wheel drive AMG-badged performance A-class later this year, with a launch planned at the Paris motor show in September.

The new Command Center in A Class:
– Facebook, Twitter
– Personalised internet radio by AUPEO! Personal Radio
– Advanced navigation software from Garmin , with internet-based real-time traffic information, online POI searches and 3D map display
– Access to the voice-based intelligent companion Siri
– Full iPhone integration – All functions, including navigation, can also be used even with the entry-level Audio 20 system

Additionally, Mercedes-Benz Apps for COMAND Online will be offered soon in the new Mercedes-Benz App Shop. The first two Mercedes-Benz Apps to become available in the App Shop will be the Parking Finder and Morningstar Finance, that offers access to stock prices.

Further details remain scarce, but inautonews will be at Geneva on March 6 and will bring you all the details from the Show. You can check out our special Geneva page.