We thought Mercedes wouldn't go as far as Compact Executive back in the early 1980’s with the release of the Mercedes 190. Apparently we were wrong! With the introduction of the Sub-Compact Executive in 1997 originally only made as a five door hatchback then three door hatchback being criticised as the “Baby Benz”. Today this vehicle is a full on family car and known to be the most economical Mercedes Benz you could afford. They called it “Baby Benz” for its size but now I'm thinking; for its price. Speaking of price, do you happen to own a Mercedes A-Class? If so eManualOnline has an environmental friendly, no paper, economic Mercedes A-Class Workshop Manual PDF for your swollen swiping thumb.
Just as unusual it is to have a swollen thumb, the Mercedes A-Class was also a very unusual design being it came from the world's first and greatest automobile producer. Designed by Steve Mattin the first Gen A-Class was a five door hatchback only 3 inches longer than the 2007 Fiat 500. Powered by a inline 4 cylinder gas 1.4 or 1.6 liter and a 1.7 liter diesel engine showed to be an economic powerhouse.
Proven to be a success with 1.1 million sold. Mercedes forwarded to the 2nd generation, this time increasing the A class by 10 inches in length giving you a bit more breathing space. With extra bells and whistles like Traction Control, ABS, and Stability Control. The A-class was in line to be “accepted” as a Mercedes. For this to happen Mercedes had to shows us the “Baby Benz” could keep up by powering it with a 200 Turbo inline 4 cylinder producing 193 HP and 207 lb ft of torque mated to a 5 or 6 speed manual or a CVT.
Baby Benz was no longer a baby by the 3rd and 4th generation proving to be a competitor to BMW 1 Series and the Audi A3. Due to its sporty design and once again increased length it proved to breach into the small family car arena.
Today the A-Class is on its 5th generation and being sold in North American markets with an eye on the younger generation of drivers filled with modern tech such as Dash Touchscreen, MBUX Controls, Apple Carplay, Lane Change Assist, Safety Sensors to protect your hearing before a crash and much, much more.
We can safely say the A-Class matured to be an A-Class car, I know they grow up so quick. Even though they seem big they still need a helping hand and heading over to eManualOnline and checking out the Mercedes A-Class Repair Manual is just what you'll need when their going gets tough for being an owner is a never ending job.