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PeterH on September 15th, 2017

Ingeniously compact: 20 years of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    

Who dares wins: looking back, that could have been the guiding principle for the development and market launch of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. In March 1997, the brand unveiled its new pioneering model to a global public at the Geneva Motor Show.

Bearing the internal designation of the W 168 model series, the newcomer attracted a great deal of attention – and, a short time later, a certain amount of criticism too after an A-Class tipped over in the so-called “moose test” conducted by motoring journalists from Sweden.

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PeterH on November 15th, 2011


Efficiency and superlative performance

Affalterbach – The new Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG stands for efficiency and performance, exclusivity and a superlative driving experience. Running on 11.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined, 276 g CO2/km), the high-performance SUV undercuts its predecessor by 4.7 litres, or 28 percent. The basis for low fuel consumption and top-class performance is provided by the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with a maximum power output of 386 kW (525 hp) and maximum torque of 700 Newton metres, representing an increase of 11 kW (15 hp) and 70 Newton metres.

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PeterH on February 6th, 2006

A-Class “Polar Star” special edition: A sporty and elegant arrival in time for spring
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Mercedes-Benz has augmented its successful A-Class line-up by introducing the new “Polar Star” special edition a harmonious combination of sporty looks and elegant touches. Since its launch in autumn 1997, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has won over a total of some 1.35 million customers. Equipment and appointments for the “Polar Star” special edition include distinctive light-alloy wheels, special paint finishes and a selection of new fabrics and trim elements. (more…)

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