Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift introduced image

The current generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has received a facelift and this includes the range-topping A45 AMG.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is finally here. The model in question has received a slightly updated styling compared to the model already available and this includes the updated front and rear bumpers, the modified graphics for the lighting clusters, the diamond front grille, the optional LED headlights offered in standard on the A45 AMG and several other goodies which are putting some space between it and its predecessor.

The cabin of the updated compact car has received a modified infotainment system which is now compatible with the Android Auto and the Apple CarPlay. The model is now looking more refined and closer in design with the CLA. Other goodies found here include the revised instrument cluster, the optional free-standing 8-inch display, fresh materials and that’s about all.

The A160 entry-level model is now coming with a 1.6 liter engine with 102 HP (75 kW) and 180 Nm (133 lb-ft) of torque, while the A180d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition, the most frugal model, has a 1.5l diesel with 110 HP (80 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque. This is eating just 3.5L / 100km of fuel (80.7 mpg UK / 67.2 mpg US) and it is emitting 89 g/km of CO2. The A220d has a 2.1L unit rated at 177 HP (130 kW) and the A250 Sport and the A250 Sport 4MATIC has 218 HP (160 kW). The launch assist function has been added to these last two, on the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission version. No pricing details have been announced so far.