2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

German luxury carmaker Mercedes has revealed the 2023 A-Class hatchback and sedan. The new 2023 Mercedes A-Class is expected to go on sale in Europe by the end of the year with other markets set to get the new Merc next year.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

The 2023 Mercedes A-Class sports mild hybrid engines across the range. Other changes come in the form of subtle exterior design tweaks along with an updated interior with new infotainment tech.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

2023 Mercedes A-Class Engines

The petrol models of the 2023 Mercedes A-Class now get mild hybrid tech as standard (that adds 13bhp for better acceleration) across the range except for the A35 and A45 S AMG, which remain unchanged pushing out 302bhp and 415bhp respectively.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

The petrol lineup starts with 1,332cc turbo powerplants for the A 180 and A 200. In the A 180, the four-pot engine produces 134bhp and 230Nm of torque which increases to 161bhp and 270Nm in the A 200.

The A 220 and A 250 models both use the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 118bhp and 300Nm in the former and 221bhp and 350Nm in the latter. The A 250 is the quickest of the standard A-Class models with a 6.3 second 0-100km/h time and a top speed of 250km/h. Both the A 220 and A 250 feature Merc's 4Matic all-wheel drive setup.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

The plug-in hybrid A 250 e model also gets a 7bhp upgrade which means that it now delivers 161bhp and 270Nm of peak torque allowing for a 7.4-second sprint from 0-100km/h and a 230km/h top speed. The plug-in hybrid features a faster 11kW AC charging setup and has an electric-only range of 80km.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

The A-Class continues to feature Merc's 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. In the A 180 d, the engine cranks out 114bhp and 280Nm which rises to 148bhp and 320Nm in the A 200 d. The A 220 d is the most powerful of the diesel models with 188bhp and 400Nm of peak torque which allows for a 0-100km/h sprint of 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 235km/h.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

2023 Mercedes A-Class Design & Features

The non-AMG versions of the 2023 A-Class feature slightly larger grilles that sport a star pattern while the headlights come with a new DRL design.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

The 2023 A-Class sports new design options for the alloy wheels which now go up all the way up to 19-inches. The rear sports an updated bumper with a revised diffuser design. The taillights have been tweaked slightly as well.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

The AMG models ditch the star-pattern grille for the more on-brand Panamerica grille and both cars feature updated front and rear bumpers. The A35 gets a twin-tailpipe getup at the rear while the A45 S sports quad exhaust tips. The A45 S is also available in a limited edition 'Street Style' getup that gives it a matte grey paint scheme with orange accents and orange trim on the inside.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

Speaking about the interiors, the regular A-Class models get a 7-inch driver's display and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen as standard which can be upgraded to twin 10.25-inch units. The infotainment setup features Merc's latest MBUX system and a fingerprint scanner as well.

2023 Mercedes A-Class Arrives With Mild Hybrid Tech & Updated Infotainment

Thoughts About The 2023 Mercedes A-Class

The facelift for the 2023 Mercedes A-Class is a subtle one but the entry-level Merc features a host of upgrades like mild hybrid tech and an even better infotainment system that should make it an even better place to be on the go when compared to its rivals.

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Article Published On: Friday, October 7, 2022, 18:05 [IST]
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