The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a compact car produced by the German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. The first generation was introduced in 1997, the second generation model appeared in late 2004, and the third generation model was launched in 2012. The Mercedes A-class is one of the most striking hatchbacks around. The original Mercedes A-Class was an innovative mini MPV-style hatchback, but the A-Class for sale today is a much more traditional five-door. Check out our wide A class range here.