Check Out The 64-Colour Ambient-Lit Interior Of The New Mercedes A-Class

Car interior design is taking a serious step away from old-fashioned black or granddad's favourite beige. Inside the new Mercedes A-Class it's a coloured light extravaganza
Check Out The 64-Colour Ambient-Lit Interior Of The New Mercedes A-Class

Mercedes has released a set of pictures showing the interior of the new A-Class, and it’s what my wife would call jazzy.

Lovers of ambient lighting and shiny things will be all over the options list, by the looks of things. Strips of lighting run the full width of the dashboard, along the door trims and beneath the centre console.

Check Out The 64-Colour Ambient-Lit Interior Of The New Mercedes A-Class

These strips can display up to 64 colours and project 10 mood programmes. We wonder if there’s one for ‘WTF.’ There are even colour-illuminated rings on the air vents, which themselves resemble concept car alloy wheels. It’s all quite intricate and designed to give a, err, more emotional feel. Interpret that how you will.

The trademark Mercedes door-mounted electric seat controls remain. The rest of the switchgear looks to be borrowed from existing models, too, and there’s plenty of leather and contrast stitching to indulge in.

Check Out The 64-Colour Ambient-Lit Interior Of The New Mercedes A-Class

The once-divisive, now-commonplace tablet-style screen is much bigger than before. The two 10.25-inch-wide screens you can see in the pics will be standard on high-end models, with twin 7.0-inch screens the base offering and a halfway house featuring a smaller and a larger one together.

We also now know that the new car’s boot has been boosted to 370 litres, which is definitely less rubbish than before and is helped massively by a redesign of the rear lights, widening the previously size zero loading aperture by 20cm. There’s better visibility thanks to slimmer pillars all round.

Check Out The 64-Colour Ambient-Lit Interior Of The New Mercedes A-Class

The A-Class sold about 40,000 units in the UK last year, making it the firm’s best performer in this country. It’s hoped that a vast array of aesthetics-based options and desirable upper-model trinkets will help drive profitability.



So when will Mercedes realise that simply tacking on screens to the dashboard doesn’t look that good?

11/23/2017 - 12:11 |
128 | 2

Well Tesla ‘get away with it’

11/23/2017 - 13:00 |
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Roadster / Tail Red

Will it have a rainbow mode for when you’re driving on Rainbow Road?

11/23/2017 - 12:23 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by Roadster / Tail Red

Tesla Intensifies

11/23/2017 - 12:34 |
12 | 0
German Perfectionist

Images probably show $100,000 worth of options, so every A-Class you’ll ever see on the road will still only have a black interior…

11/23/2017 - 12:24 |
42 | 2

There’s bound to be someone who invents “disco mode” for this and sell it to the Fast AND furious franchise

11/23/2017 - 12:27 |
0 | 0

Not my kind of style. Simply useless in a car. Car does not have to look like some night club. But we’re not the same so someone will buy it because of that.

11/23/2017 - 12:40 |
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In reply to by Robi

I remember the Series 7 (i think) has a orange light in a line running across the dashboard. It doesn’t serve any function but it looks cool as hells, especially at night

11/23/2017 - 13:36 |
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Mercedes is taking the concept of RGB lighting to a different level.

11/23/2017 - 12:48 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

A true RGBeast that is

11/23/2017 - 16:09 |
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You could say the interior is LIT

11/23/2017 - 13:00 |
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I know why you wonder if there is a WTF mood for ambient lighting…

11/23/2017 - 13:07 |
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Pierce Tolar

Let’s not forget that Mustangs had this first.

11/23/2017 - 13:44 |
0 | 0

Backlit gauges aren’t anything to brag about.

11/24/2017 - 08:42 |
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jdm-supra-1600(md squad)(Supra squad leader)

Wow now Mercedes is supporting ricers

11/23/2017 - 13:46 |
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The S class had this for years…

11/24/2017 - 01:07 |
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