STUTTGART - Mercedes-Benz has revealed prices for its A class. The first units will reach German dealers in October.
The entry-level A140 will cost DM30,360 ($17,860).
This puts it well above the Volkswagen Golf's entry-level 1.4-liter version. The base VW Golf starts at DM24,200, following a recent price increase.
Higher up the scale, Mercedes' A160 competes directly in price with VW's Golf GTI. This A class model costs DM34,385, against DM34,500 for the Golf GTI.
Many features will be standard on the A class. For the lowest trim level, the Classic, these are standard: Driver and passenger airbags and side airbags in the front doors; seat belt pre-tensioners front and rear; antilock brakes; power steering; central locking; electric front windows; electric mirrors; fog lamps; tachometer; and Mercedes' new Elcode keyless entry and Assyst service systems.
The two higher trim levels are Elegance and Avantgarde.
Dealers in Germany are accepting orders.