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From July this year, Mercedes introduced restrictions in the specification.
A few days ago, MBUK. issued a new price list and specification.
Restrictions are still in force, i.e. the specification is incomplete.
Prices have gone up several hundred pounds.

It must be added that MBUK introduced restrictions without lowering the price.
Premium and premium plus the most injured.
Everything went down to the Executive level.

For 2 years now I have A220 4matic Premium including Augmented Reality which is very useful,
Today I got a message from Mercedes Me that I can activate DashCam for a £ 200 one-time cost.
The condition is to have active Augmented Reality because it is through his camera that DashCam works.
All A-class holders have been waiting for this, for this possibility.
According to the restrictive specification, where Augmented Reality is abolished,
new buyers will no longer have such an option.Never...shame..

In August this year, I ordered a new A35 Saloon / Sedan for delivery in 21December ( now)
I received a large 7% discount for those times and didn't know anything about these restrictions.
I configured my purchase from the price list issued on May 5 with full specification.
In the meantime, the Mercedes on July 1 changed the spec. leaving the old prices and didn't boast about it publicly.
I found out by accident and my dealer confirmed it.

For me it is stressful because I cannot accept such a specification in a new car.
We were hoping that the restrictions would be lifted by mid-December.
Unfortunately, they were not removed.
Because they are no longer available in Germany and you can configure whatever you want.
I had to make a sad decision yesterday to reorder my order.
(order from a factory in Germany) and stand at the end of the line.
In the hope that during the next 4 months the restrictions will disappear.
Then there will be new registration numbers (from March)

The new version of the facelift model 2023 will be introduced in UK ( 4Q) at the end of 2022.
2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class spy shots: Mid-cycle update on the way

These will be slight changes, but the price will probably go up sharply.
I suppose in the meantime when the restrictions are lifted Mercedes will issue a new brochure with full specs. and there will be a slight increase again.

My decision is also dictated by the fact that if I want to sell such a reduced car in 3 years,
its market value will be lower compared to the same car with full specification.
The only good thing is that I haven't sold my A220 4matic / 2019 yet
and I have the car and I can wait for the A35.
Chris
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From July this year, Mercedes introduced restrictions in the specification.
A few days ago, MBUK. issued a new price list and specification.
July 2021 Brochure and Specification Thread:



Today I got a message from Mercedes Me that I can activate DashCam for a £ 200 one-time cost.
The condition is to have active Augmented Reality because it is through his camera that DashCam works.
All A-class holders have been waiting for this, for this possibility.
Extensive £200 Dashcam thread here:



In the meantime, the Mercedes on July 1 changed the spec. leaving the old prices and didn't boast about it publicly.
July 2021 Brochure and change of specifications info here:


Jan 2022 Brochure and change of specifications info here:



I suppose in the meantime when the restrictions are lifted Mercedes will issue a new brochure with full specs. and there will be a slight increase again.
There will no further full, or new brochures, or increases in spec, apart from retrofitting genuine shortage items (eg Hermes Module).

Every car from every manufacturer in every lifecycle goes through a “cost down” exercise run by accountants throughout its life, from making carpets thinner, to removing under bonnet insulation etc.

Features and options will be removed “as standard” from cars to increase profitability, until the end of the lifecycle, when for the last gasp, Marketing will launch a “special edition” model where all sorts of strange options and body decals will be thrown in to make the car “special” to shift cars the last of that model.

All car manufacturers exist to make a profit, and to squeeze every last penny out of every product line. Once initial production has taken place, accountants run the business to maximise returns.
 

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I would be very surprised if Mercedes were running at 7-8 months wait on the A-Class. 3-4 months is the norm - I only had to wait 4 months for a Nissan 370z to be built and shipped from Japan (by sea!). Are you after a random spec hence the need for a factory build?
I ordered my new A class in April this year and after numerous delays I am being told not to expect it until April next year….. a whole 12 months 😡
 
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