The Mercedes-Benz A-Class was first introduced in the late 90s. Over the next two decades, it evolved from looking like a tall MPV-like subcompact hatchback to the sleek premium compact hatchback we know today. The latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class features a sportier CLS-Class-inspired design. Its front end is dominated by a large shark nose grille flanked by slim swept-back headlights. The interior is now more upmarket, higher-spec models get a fully digital instrument cluster just like its bigger siblings. Two bodystyles are offered, the sporty five-door hatchback and the more traditional four-door sedan.The new A180 hatchback features a new 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine which makes 136hp and 200Nm of torque, while the new A180 d Sedan is powered by a 1.5-liter diesel unit that produces 114hp and 260Nm of torque. Both front-wheel drive variants come standard with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.