Mercedes-Benz A-Class A220 4Matic Saloon 2018 assessment

Bigger, extra grown-up model of the A-Class provides the Audi A3 saloon some much-needed premium competitors The most recent addition to Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level A-Class line-up is a recent compact saloon – a automotive that harks again to the German automotive maker’s much-admired 190, the mannequin that sired at present’s C-Class saloon again within the early 1990s.The A-Class saloon is good 130mm longer than its new, fourth-generation A-Class hatchback sibling, with which it shares it wheelbase, by means of an prolonged rear overhang and notchback fashion rear finish. It has been conceived primarily for the US and Chinese language markets - the latter of which is ready to obtain an excellent longer model of the brand new four-door.Set to enrich the CLA, which is deliberate to turn out to be a extra sporting proposition when the second-generation mannequin arrives subsequent 12 months, it's fairly a convincing factor within the metallic, with a particular entrance finish that hyperlinks it visually with the extra acquainted A-Class hatchback, beneficial three-box proportions and a wise rear finish with distinctively styled tail-lamps.It’s fairly versatile, too, because of sensibly formed door apertures providing good entry to the rear. Lodging within the again seats is not precisely plentiful, however there’s sufficient room for 2 adults to sit down comfortably when the entrance seats are set to accommodate similar-sized occupants.At 420 litres, the boot gives 45 litres extra space than that of the A-Class hatch, and it has a comparatively low load lip to ease the loading of heavy gadgets. For even better load capability, the rear seats break up and fold in a 40/20/40 configuration.