Posted on April 23, 2013

Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the exclusive dealers of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, launched the highly-awaited sporty A-Class 250 and 45 today during a spectacular event entitled the A-Class Lounge (#aclasslounge) held at the company’s showroom located on Salwa Road. 

The 2013 A-Class debut in Doha continues the model’s global success with its unique design, becoming a driving force in the compact car segment. So far a total of around 2.2 million examples of the A-Class have been sold. The second generation alone, which was launched in 2005, has sold more than a million examples. The A-Class is enjoying particularly high demand among customers in Europe, with Germany ranking highest, followed by the UK, Italy and France.


KhaledShaa’ban, General Manager of NBK Automobiles said: “The new A-Class is the pulse of a new generation at Mercedes-Benz which has taken the opportunity to design a completely new vehicle which sets standards in its segment. It was amazing to see that over 50,000 orders for the new A-Class were received by global headquarters even prior to market launch.We are confident that the A-Class will generate high interested in Qatar as well.“


With the sporty compact model, Mercedes-Benz is opening a new chapter: the new A-Class 250 and 45 are markedly emotive in design, with powerful engines ranging from 80 kW (109 hp) up to 155 kW (211 hp), extremely efficient with emissions, and a best-in-class drag coefficient together with exemplary safety. Furthermore, the standard specification includes, amongst other things, the radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system. Exceptional features are also offered by the original accessories, which set standards in terms of infotainment in particular with the Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone®, for example.

About the A-Class

A-Class range: extensive appointments, individual options

With air conditioning, Audio 5 USB, electric windows all round, Headlamp Assist and 12-button multifunction steering wheel, the A-Class is already fully equipped even in its base configuration. With "Urban", "Style" and "AMG Sport" appointment lines, three Design packages ("Night", "Exclusive" and "AMG Exclusive") as well as further optional extras, the model can be customised to suit every individual taste.

A-Class safety: the highest standard in the compact class

The A-Class is equipped as standard with a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist which lowers the risk of rear-end collisions. The ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system also comes as standard. The PRE-SAFE® anticipatory occupant protection system is also available for the A-Class for the first time, while DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control is available as an option.The A-Class also protects its passengers with up to nine airbags.

A-Class drive system: a wide range of efficient, powerful engines

A wide choice of petrol and diesel engines meets every power requirement and reaches new heights in terms of efficiency and environmental compatibility. All engines of the new A-Class feature the ECO start/stop function as standard. The engines can be combined with the new six-speed manual transmissionor optionally with the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmissionsavailable for the A250.

The following is an overview of the model range:

Model Displacement Transmission Output CO2 emissions***
A 250 BE* 1991 cc 7G-DCT 155 kW (211 hp) 143-145 g/km
A 250 Sport** 1991 cc 7G-DCT 155 kW (211 hp) 148 g/km


A-Class accessories: tailor-made for the sporty compact model

The focus of the new accessory range lies on infotainment. The seamless integration of the iPhone® into the vehicle, in conjunction with the revolutionary user interface design, means that Mercedes-Benz is now able to offer the Facebook generation its natural home on four wheels in the guise of the new A-Class. The Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone® provides access to the Digital Drive Style app, developed in-house by Daimler. Highlights include the advanced navigation solution from Garmin®, with internet-based, real-time traffic information, online POI searches including Street View™ and 3D map display. Other functions include Facebook®, Twitter® and AUPEO! ™ Personal Radio.The new Mercedes-Benz telephone module with Bluetooth® also combines a whole host of multimedia functions.

With dimensions specifically designed for compact vehicles such as the A-Class, the new roof box 400 is suitable for use with the innovative, model-specific AlustyleQuickfix basic carrier bars. With a 400-litre capacity, it is 70 cm wide and 40 cm high, yet only 190 cm in length: this enables the tailgate of the new A-Class to be opened even when the box is fitted to the vehicle.

The sporty appearance of the new A-Class can also be enhanced even further with the aid of the new accessory range. The MercedesSport range comprises, among other features, a spoiler lip for the front apron, a high-gloss black radiator grille, high-gloss black exterior mirror housings and waistline trim strips, a roof spoiler and diffuser-look rear apron trim. In addition, a variety of light-alloy wheels round off the original accessories range for the A-Class.

A-Class Selection: stylish accessories for fans of the A-Class

Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH is presenting a series of stylish products reflecting the carefree attitude to life of the young and young-at-heart buyers of the sporty compact model such as” a trendy trilby hat, the men's polo shirt, the shoulder bag and smartphone sleeve, the clutch bag, the wrist watch, the A-Class keyring, the 3-piece nail varnish set, and the charm bracelet amongst others.

Qatar Airways now flies 3 times a week to Yangon, Myanmar