|Ciaran Allen, Sales Manager Mercedes-Benz Ireland; with Managing Director Stephen Byrne.|
Available in three design lines - Style, Progressive and AMG - it comes initially with three petrol engines and one diesel. Automatic transmissions is available.
The new 4-door car is longer and wider than its predecessor, which was introduced six years ago.
The coupe will be joined by a shooting brake wagon variant in September.
Presenting the car, Ciaran Allen said the A-Class new generation compact cars had provided a 'huge increase' in female buyers for the brand, with 61pc of owners in the class being women.
The styling details echo those of the large CLS 4-door coupe, while the interior features all the details of the newer M-B cars, including the MBUX information and connectivity system.
A base model is not being sold here because in the distributor's experience more than eight in ten A-Class buyers choose a design line upgrade, while more than half go for technology upgrades.