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When the boot fits the compact adds class!

The family of compact cars from Mercedes-Benz continues to grow with news that the A-Class sedan will be launched at the end of this year.

The four-door sedan car has a wheelbase of 2729 millimetres and the proportions of a dynamic and, at the same time, compact sedan car, with short overhangs at the front and rear.

It will be at the top of its segment with regard to rear headroom, its designers revealed. In addition, the sedan model has familiar A-Class virtues, including modern, efficient engines, a high level of safety thanks to state-of-the-art driving assistance systems with S-Class functions, and the intuitively operated and learning MBUX -- Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment system.

It will also boast the lowest aerodynamic drag of all production vehicles worldwide.

It will be presented to the general public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show on October 4 to 14. Mercedes-Benz presented the A-Class L Sedan at this year's Auto China in Beijing in April, developed exclusively as a long-wheelbase version for the Chinese market.

"Following the successful start of the A-Class, things at Mercedes-Benz are happening in quick succession with regard to the new family of compacts. In response to the wish of many customers, we now offer the A-Class for the first time also as a sedan car," said Britta Seeger, a member of the board of management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales.

"Anyone looking for a compact, sporty sedan with a separate boot now has a new attractive alternative. It will enable us to win new customers for Mercedes-Benz."

The A-Class established the marque's compact car segment in 1997 and since then more than six million have been delivered worldwide. The A-Class Sedan, as the seventh model, further expands the range of compact cars from Mercedes-Benz and offers great utility.

That includes above-average shoulder, elbow and headroom plus easy access to the rear. It is at the top of its segment with regard to rear headroom (944 mm). The boot holds 420 litres and was designed for practical usability. The boot opening is very large with a width of 950mm and a diagonal of 462mm between lock and lower edge of the rear window to allow comfortable loading and unloading of larger luggage items.

The price has yet to be announced.

Check out the range of Mercedes-Benz models by visiting the Al Haddad Motors showroom in Tubli or by calling 17785454.

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