Manufactured in 1997 the A-Class Mercedes is a small lightweight vehicle. The very 1st model (W168) has been around since 1997, the 2nd model (known as the W169) emerged at the end of 2004, and also the 3rd model (W176) premiered in 2012.
At first unveiled just as a five-door hatchback in 1997, the 2nd model W169 launched a three-door hatchback. The A-Class continues to be sold as an entry level model for Mercedes Benz. The 2012 A-class has become longer than the 1st generation B-class, having extended by 68 cm since the first model.