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Welcome to the A Class Owners' Club Baby-Benz Website

A Class Owners Club

Why not join the other members from around the world who want to get the most out of their Baby-Benz. Launched in 2001 this is the place on the Internet for anyone interested in this great little big car! As a member you can attend the members' days, use the technical & social forums and submit a photo of your car for the gallery.

We welcome members with W168, W169 and W176 A Classes, B Classes (W245) and Vaneos (W414).

To join Baby-Benz.com only costs a one off payment of £6.50. This will give you access to the members' areas and allow you full access to the forums.

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class app

New A ClassSavvy drivers with a smartphone can now use the new app for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class to get even more out of their model. The interactive app, which is currently available for the iPad and iPhone, acts as a three-dimensional brochure and guide to the car, and offers 360-degree views of both the outside and inside of the model.

Drivers are helped and supported by the information that the app can provide – it highlights the main technology and safety features with videos and more detail, offers a wealth of information on engines and suspensions, and contains a hub that compiles all of the latest social feeds and news on the A-Class in one place. Users can find out more about the model’s built-in Pre Safe technology, Emergency Call system and Lane Tracking package with just a few taps. Using the touchscreen, every section is easy to access and read, and zoom/scroll functions are literally right there at your fingertips.

For interested motorists who don’t yet own a Mercedes-Benz A-Class, or for owners looking to upgrade their exterior and interior features, the app gives a comprehensive breakdown of technical info and prices for every level of trim and optional upgrade. The iPhone version of the app also allows users to share their “walk-around” with friends through social media and via e-mail.

The app requires iOS 5.0 or later to run, and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store now for free. Mercedes-Benz additionally provides apps for a number of its other models, which can also be found through the store. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is available now at authorised dealerships throughout the United Kingdom.

Last W169 Leaves Rastatt

farewell-to-the-last-a-class-of-the-second-generationSince the production started back in 2004, more than one million vehicles of the current A-Class model generation (W 169/BR 169) have come out the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt. The final car of this series, an A 180 CDI in polar silver, has recently left the factory. The vehicle will arrive at a customer in France. "We are very proud of the success story of the A-Class we will continue to write with the next series. Preparations for the start of the new A-Class are already in full swing.", said Peter Wesp, head of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt.

First New A Class Rolls Off Production Line at Rastatt

New A Class 2012Daimler is investing a total of around €1.2 billion in the Rastatt plant for the production of the new compact models. In a first wave of expansion, €600 million were used e.g. for the construction of a new bodyshell building and for tools, and a further €600 million will follow this and next year for a second wave of expansion. These new investments are slated for modifications of the assembly and corresponding equipment installations in the bodyshell production.

Another €400 million will be invested in the powertrain plants this and next year for production of components solely used in the new compact models. A total of 900 new permanent jobs have been created at Rastatt since 2010, 500 of them in 2012 alone. The plant is thus responding to the ongoing high demand, and continues to grow with the new generation of compact cars.
Since the start of sales in mid-June more than 40.000 customers have already ordered the new A-Class. More than 70.000 vehicles of the new B-Class were delivered to customers since its market launch in November 2011, "Demand for our premium compact cars is so strong that we are going to to introduce a third assembly shift in October 2012", said Peter Wesp, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant. "Our team in Rastatt is doing a fantastic job, and we are very proud of their achievements." The number of trainee positions has been increased to 70 per year.
 

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