Pictures of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class emerged last month to general acclaim and now more details on the high-end hatchback have been confirmed.

Prices for the fourth-generation A-Class will start from £25,800 for the most basic model – the A 180d SE – rising to £27,500 for the A 200 and £30,240 for the A 250.

Mercedes’ badging approach isn’t always the most intuitive, so here’s how that trio of engines lines up:

  • A 180 d: 1.5-litre diesel, 114bhp, 260 Nm of torque, 68,9mpg, 125mph top speed, 10.5 seconds 0-62mph
  • A 200: 1.4-litre petrol, 160bhp, 250 Nm, 51.4mpg, 0-62mph time and top speed TBC
  • A 250: 2.0-litre petrol, 220bhp, 350 Nm, 45.6mpg, 155mph top speed, 6.2 seconds

Equipment will be split over three trims – SE, Sport and AMG Line – while all three engine options will come linked to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

Even with the entry-level SE model, there’s a generous list of gadgets and goodies, with every A-Class coming with two seven-inch displays (including a central touchscreen with MBUX multimedia system and DAB radio), 16-inch alloy wheels, Artico leather and Bertrix fabric upholstery, assist systems for lane-keeping and speed limits, keyless-go, air conditioning and comfort suspension.

The Sport trim ups the wheels to 17-inch before adding LED high-performance headlights and automatic climate control.

Finally, the range-topping AMG Line comes on 18-inch AMG alloy wheels with AMG bodystyling, Artico and Dinamica microfibre upholstery and a three-spoke sports steering wheel.

Buyers can opt to add a number of options too, such as the £1,395 ‘Executive’ equipment package, which upgrades the standard seven-inch central touchscreen media display to a 10.25-inch unit. This bundle also adds active parking assist with parktronic and heated front seats.

For £2,395, customers can include the ‘Premium’ equipment line, which builds on the Executive bundle by adding a 10.25-inch cockpit display to create a widescreen effect. This also brings you 64-colour ambient lighting, illuminated door sills, keyless-go, upgraded sound system and rear armrest.

The A-Class is available to order now with first deliveries arriving late May 2018.

Ben Robb, brand manager at The Fuelcard People, adds: “In the past, anyone looking for a high-end hatchback couldn’t go wrong with the A-Class, and it looks like that will continue to be the case for quite some time with this swish new model.”

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