The Budget-Friendly Mercedes Finally Shows Its Face

After months of hints, teases and a slow trickle of information, Mercedes finally unveiled the new 2019 A-Class.

After months of hints, teases and a slow trickle of information, Mercedes finally unveiled the new 2019 A-Class, in Amsterdam, today. Along with the updated styling, the baby-Benz will get a host of modern tech as standard and S-Class level semi-autonomous features as optional.

As with all new Mercedes interiors, the 2019 A-Class gets the dual flatscreen dashboard that stretches halfway across the cabin. However, the A-Class will be the brand’s first cars to feature the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) artificial intelligence infotainment system. Along with the top-of-the-line semi-autonomous systems borrowed from the S-Class, the navigation system uses augmented reality on the center-dash screen to project directions and notifications on your forward view.

Although the sedan has been confirmed to make its way stateside, there’s no word on whether or not America will see the hatchback body style. As for what’s under the hood, the 160-horsepower 1.4-liter in the A200 and 221-horsepower 2.0-liter in the A250 are the most likely candidates — an AMG option is still in the cards, but there aren’t any details yet. What we do know, and what might be the biggest takeaway, is that this little, state-of-the-art Mercedes will start under $30,000.

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