Image comparison: BMW 1-series F52 vs. Mercedes A-class sedan

Only in China is the BMW 1-series sedan gets new competition: The new Mercedes A-class sedan has been unveiled few hours ago on the Auto China in 2018 in Beijing, and takes exactly the same audience as the sedan 1 series. Because compact sedans are enjoying especially in the case of young Chinese great popularity, they have also become as an introduction to the world of Premium brands essential – although both Mercedes as well as BMW apparently no reason, their Compact sedans in the world.

Both car manufacturers build their entry-level sedans exclusively for China, build in China and put on a front-wheel-drive architecture. When looking at the dimensions, large differences arise, however, because the BMW 1-series sedan is much more compact and therefore more clearly from the 3 series separated as the new Mercedes A-class sedan the C-class. While between 1 series and 3 series sedan, about 17 centimeters, in the case of A – and C-class with only 7 inches. This also means: The nearly 4,61 metres long, the Mercedes A-class sedan dominates the 1-series sedan to more than 15 centimeters.

Image comparison: Mercedes A-class sedan vs BMW 1 series

One should not assume when looking at the dimensions, the new Mercedes A-class sedan takes only more space, but also in the interior, and especially in the rear offers more space. Is powered the entry-level Mercedes from in Europe, too, offered four-cylinder petrol engine 1.33-Liter of displacement in two power levels with 136 HP and 163 HP available. Later, a 2-Liter to-follow four-cylinder with 190 HP. The BMW 1-series sedan in China, with 136, 192 and 231 HP.

Hubertus Troska (Board member of Daimler AG responsible for Greater China): “With a view to the wishes and needs of our Chinese customers, we have developed the A‑class L sedan for the local market. It is the first model with the long wheelbase in the Premium compact segment. This Version with the long wheelbase offers additional space with a rear area that has the local preferences. And since our customers are in China, young and networked, allows you to use our new, intuitive, telematics System MBUX is a highly personalized digital experience.
With these and other Highlights of the A‑class L sedan is an excellent choice for our Chinese customers. We believe that the A‑class L sedan will promote our further growth, because it is produced as our fifth model for BBAC spot, where we build together with our Partner BAIC vehicles in China for China.”

[Photos: BMW/Mercedes]

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