Alongside the range-topping Mercedes-AMG A45, the rest of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class family has been updated for the 2016 model year. A brand new entry-level model has also been revealed alongside the selection of visual and technological changes.
Exterior wise, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class range includes a revised front fascia. That new fascia includes subtly redesigned air intakes and a different diamond grille. Additionally, a set of new LED headlights the same as the A45 AMG have been designed. Interestingly however, they are optional for all A-Class models except the A45. Elsewhere, the facelifted A-Class includes a different rear bumper, new taillights and a different exhaust design.
Moving to the cabin, the refreshed A-Class range includes an upgraded COMAND infotainment system which is offered with a larger 8-inch screen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Mirrolink. The same instrument cluster as the CLA and GLA models are also featured as are modified seats.
Another significant change is the new Mercedes-Benz A160 model. It features a small 1.6-litre four-cylinder delivering 99 hp. The most efficient is the A180d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition with a 108 hp, 1.5-litre diesel sipping just 3.5l/100 km and 89g/km of CO2 emissions. Other includes the A200d, A220, A220d, A250 and A250 Sport.
Also featured across the facelifted A-Class range is the adaptive damping system. It includes four driving modes dubbed ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’, ‘Eco’ and ‘Individual’.