The customers’ interest for the new Mercedes-Benz A 250e took the premium car maker by surprise. German media claims the sales of the variant have skyrocketed throughout the past three weeks. Mercedes thus decided to put a stop on sales.
More than 15,000 customers ordered a Mercedes-Benz A 250e, German website auto motor und sport reveals, revealing the information provided by a local dealership that wishes to remain anonymous. “It is difficult to keep up with processing the inquiries for this model”, they say.
During this period, more than 15,000 vehicles are said to have been sold. In this short period, almost 1/3 of the A-Class sales in the previous year should have been achieved. A Mercedes dealer who wants to remain anonymous explains to auto motor und sport that it is hard to keep up with processing inquiries about this model. Mercedes has put a stop on sales.
Why do customers run after the Mercedes-Benz A 250e?
There is a solid reason for the great interest of the customers in the first electrified A-Class. The German government offers a bonus of 7,110 euros. The sum represents almost 19% of the final price that in Germany is at 37,764 euros. The price brings the model with 18-inch alloy wheels, an AMG Line equipment line and sports steering wheel.
Mercedes-Benz also offers an 84-euro monthly loan payment for the model.
To keep up with the high demand, Mercedes decided to stop accepting orders for the variant.
The entire A-Class range, as well as the compact B-Class and GLA models rolls off the assembly lines of the Rastatt plant in Germany.
The Mercedes-Benz A 250e in figures
Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, the Mercedes-Benz A 250e features a 160-horsepower 1.33-liter petrol engine and an electric motor that develop together a total output of 218 horsepower.
A lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 15.6 kWh provide it with an electric range between 70 and 77 kilometers (60 kiometers approximately in the WLTP range).