Single-tube shock absorbers and separate coil springs are used for both the four-link and the torsion-beam rear axle. The entry-level A 200 and A 180 d models have a torsion beam rear suspension. In the partial load range between 1250 and 3800 rpm, and depending on the power requirement, the intake and exhaust valves of the second and third cylinder are closed by valve clearance adjustment. The lower section of the dashboard provides the basis for the turbine-look air vents and the completely free-standing display. In combination with Blind Spot Assist, the system can warn the driver of cross-traffic when reversing out of end-on parking spaces, and also initiate automatic braking if necessary.
The interior represents modern luxury at a level previously unattained in this class, and translates intelligent technology into an emotional overall experience. Rather than the hard edges at the corners of the doors, Mercedes now uses curves there. New windshield wipers sit lower, which provides a clearer look into the cabin. This includes priming of the braking system in critical situations: if the driver's foot moves abruptly from the accelerator to the brake pedal before an emergency stop, the braking system increases the pressure in the brake lines and brings the pads into contact with the brake discs so that maximum braking power is available as soon as the driver hits the brake pedal. It is produced at the Kölleda plant in Thuringia, Germany and in future it will also be produced in Beijing, China. Active Brake Assist: Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function is able to help the driver avoid impending collisions with vehicles ahead, stationary or crossing vehicles and with people if the driver fails to take any action to defuse the dangerous situation.
The larger wheel arches for wheels from 16 to 19 inches emphasise the sportiness of the new A-Class and make it sit more squarely on the road. These excel with a relatively low level of force for small and lightweight occupants. The initiated lane change is indicated in the instrument cluster and on the head-up display. The exterior mirrors were optimised in shape and position. This is available across a wide rev range between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm, and provides a sense of effortless superiority.
It also computes the brake pressure required to prevent a collision, if this is still possible. The roof is no longer spot-welded, but instead connected to the body structure by laser welding - resulting in better surface quality and higher body strength. The matte black 22-inch forged wheels in a cross-spoke design have red-painted rim flanges. Defined engine manipulation makes for even faster gear changes. A warning additionally appears in the instrument cluster and on the head-up display if pedestrians are detected in the area of a zebra crossing.
Traffic Sign Assist: Image recognition and information from the digital road map in the navigation system allow the permitted maximum speed and any restrictions on overtaking for the current route section and zebra crossings to be computed and shown in the instrument cluster. The shape of the round headlamps is reflected in the side air vents, and in the shape of the indicators in the tweeters on the dashboard. In addition a modular major assembly compartment partition made of plastic is used by Mercedes-Benz for the first time for a platform with transversely installed engines. The M 260 engine is produced by the Kölleda plant. A large AdBlue® tank with a capacity of 23.
It completely redefines modern luxury in the compact class, and revolutionises interior design. Significant increases in introduction rigidities were especially achieved at the suspension connecting points that are so important to road roar, and the interior noise level was considerably reduced. The surfaces of the frame, vehicle floor and body are specially treated to withstand even the most severe influences — whether water, snow, salt or sand. Dual pre-injection is used to optimise combustion noise in wide operating ranges, and the injectors are sealed in their shafts. Depending on impact severity, the engine and transmission are specifically displaced and disengaged from the new integral carrier. Diesel engines were introduced on the 260D, giving better fuel economy, in 1936, car safety development started om 1939 with crash testing in 1958 and crumple zones on vehicles in 1959.
Every Solitude incorporates high end residential finishes such as solid hardwood window treatments, solid hardwood panel island surrounds, real ceramic tile backsplashes, hardwood pantry doors, porcelain vessel bowl bathroom sinks, and high end decorative leaded glass. This allows charging to be more precisely controlled. The steering servo assistance is reduced at high speeds and continuously increases at low speeds. As a result, the outer half of the road surface is more brightly illuminated and back-glare from the light reflected from the fog is reduced. When the 1970s hit Mercedes Benz was on the cutting edge with both technology and luxury. For the first time, all the fixed windows are adhesive bonded to the body.
Using the integrated touch control buttons, the functions of the instrument cluster left and multimedia system right can be intuitively controlled by horizontal and vertical swiping movements of a finger. This improves safety for all road users. The front and rear wheel spoilers have been specifically optimised to achieve low airflow losses around the wheels. The Obsidian Black paint finish on the exterior mirror housings, the spare wheel ring and the trim in the front and rear bumpers, together with the black-painted underride guard, emphasizes the confident appearance which is rounded off by matte-black 21 or 22-inch wheels. The red highlights continue in the interior: They can be found on numerous interior features, for example as red contrasting topstitching on the dashboard support, center console, door panels and rear seats. Active Blind Spot Assist: In the speed range from approx. Nonethelesss the weight of the bodyshell has been kept at the level of the preceding model.
Features include the Memory function for the driver's seat, seat heating front and rear, as well as luxury head restraints in the front. The A-Class also uses map and navigation data for assistance functions. In addition to the already extensive standard equipment specification, optional extras right up to the Driving Assistance package also make it possible to individually configure the vehicle with respect to driving assistance. The more compact drive units also play an important role. This arrangement ensures good drivability both on and off the road.