Mercedes has confirmed the full specification and pricing list for the all-new A-Class, which will go on sale in the UK in December 2012.
The premium hatchback starts pricing at £18,945 for the standard A180 BlueEfficiency model, and peaks at £28,775 for the A250 Engineered by AMG specification.
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This starting price will undercut two of the A-Class's main rivals, the BMW 1 Series which starts from £19,380 and the Audi A3 Hatchback which begins pricing at £19,025.
The new Mercedes A-Class, which was first revealed in its production form back at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, will be sold in five trim levels with the standard trim followed by SE, Sport, AMG Sport and Engineered by AMG.
The petrol engine line-up includes a 121bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is used on all A180 BlueEfficiency models. The A200 BlueEfficiency, available for the Sport and AMG Sport trim only, uses the same engine but with an increased output of 154bhp.
The A250 BlueEfficiency has the most powerful engine on the list, a 208bhp 2.0-litre petrol.
Mercedes has yet to reveal performance figures for the A-Class, but the A250 has 6bhp less than the 214bhp 2.0-litre petrol offered with the BMW 1 Series.
The A-Class diesel range starts with the A180 CDI BlueEfficiency models, available in SE, Sport or AMG Sport trim. They use either a 1.5 or 1.8-litre turbodiesel which both produce 107bhp.
Combine the 1.5-litre turbodiesel with the SE trim and standard six-speed manual gearbox, and the A-Class delivers its lowest possible CO2 emissions figure of just 98g/km, while the combined fuel economy is at its highest at 74.3mpg.
Finally the A200 CDI BlueEfficiency, available for the Sport or AMG Sport trim, uses a 1.8-litre turbodiesel with an output of 134bhp.
Standard equipment on the new A-Class includes fabric upholstery, Bluetooth and a CD/radio system with a 5.8" colour display and MP3 compatibility.