Get geared up for some real driving pleasure. The A-Class is fitted as standard with a manual transmission for precise, smooth gear changes and short shift travel. The standard 5-speed transmission in the A 150, A 170, A 200 and A 160 CDI and the six-speed version in the A 180 CDI, A 200 CDI and A 200 TURBO ensure agile driving pleasure in every engine speed range.
Whether your driving style is sporty or relaxed, changing gears in the A-Class is always comfortable. Especially with the AUTOTRONIC continuously variable automatic transmission, which can be fitted as an option. It has a good feel for human nature and in Sport mode “S” will adapt to your driving style – sporty with a high engine speed and laid back with a low engine speed. Comfort mode “C” with a slightly reduced engine speed range gives you gentler acceleration and lower fuel consumption. Thanks to the continuously variable gear ratios, the A-Class fitted with AUTOTRONIC accelerates without the flow of engine power being interrupted. This means the engine can continually transfer its power to the driven wheels so that it is always working in the optimum speed range.