Published on October 6th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Family Facelifted For 2023 Model Year
The entire Mercedes-Benz A-Class family, including sedan and AMG variants get a nip and tuck.
The current Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been quite a success story for the Stuttgart-based car company. The A-Class of this generation nails handling and dynamics while refining the youthful compact formula with loads of tech and dramatic style. There’s only one problem – the passage of time demands a facelift model. And that’s what we’ve been given today.
The entire A-Class range has been given a moderate update in styling and equipment for the 2023 model year. Broadly speaking, the refreshed range consists of the standard Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback and A-Class Sedan, along with the performance models by AMG – the A35 and A45. In this article, we’re focusing on the standard Mercedes-Benz A-Class models.
For the 2023, the standard Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback and Sedan have been given a refreshed look. The changes to the exterior are mild but easy to spot. Look for a new grille with tiny three-pointed stars, redesigned headlights as well as new graphics for both the daytime running lights and tail lights. Another change is the redesigned rear diffuser. The A-Class family has also been given four new rim designs ranging up to 19″ in diameter. Also new is the availability of MANUFAKTUR paint finishes available in certain markets.
Inside, the centre console has been slightly redesigned, but the same dual display setup returns with a 10.25″ in the centre and either a 7″ or 10.25″ driver display optional. The steering wheel design has also been updated to the more contemporary look. It is wrapped in Nappa leather as standard. A new high-quality comfort seat with 3D embossed Artico upholstery is available. New interior colours are also available on certain trim levels. The AMG Line trim returns with bright brushed aluminium trim and red contrast stitching.
Under the hood, all A-Class models now come with mild-hybrid engine options. The integration of a 48V electrical system saves fuel and supports the petrol engine with 10kW of boost. A new belt-driven starter generator improves smoother and quieter starts with a ‘sailing’ mode from the larger modern Benz vehicles.
Plug-in hybrid powertrains have also been enhanced mildly with 5kW of additional power and now the battery can be charged using 11kW AC charing instead of just 7.4kW. DC charging is still available, but only up to 22kW.
There are various other software updates, features and optimisations, including a refreshed MBUX, telematics system and more. There’s also a new fingerprint sensor, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An additional USB-C port is available for charging. In terms of safety assistance, the Lane Keeping Assist is now more comfortable due to Active Steering Control. A new Parking Package brings 360-degree visualisation and more.