Semiconductor

Tense global supply situation.

Impact on the automotive industry.


There is currently a global supply shortage of certain semiconductor components. These are the main component of microchips, which are used in electronic devices and enable electronically controlled functions. In the vehicle, for example, they regulate the drive and driving behaviour in control units. But they also control comfort and assistance systems.

Practically all branches of industry are affected.


The changed and surging demand in the COVID19 pandemic, especially for electronic products such as mobile phones, tablets, computers and game consoles, cannot be fully met by the world semiconductor market, leading to shortages.

Global availability of microchips tense.


The entire automotive industry is not spared from this, despite timely and sufficient notice of our needs. Chip manufacturers were temporarily unable to continue production due to ordered local lockdowns.

Unfortunately, the experts do not currently have a reliable forecast as to when a complete recovery of the availability situation can be expected.

For this reason, we are unfortunately currently having to impose restrictions on certain equipment in some markets and model series. This leads to delivery delays or delivery with reduced equipment. 

The different use results from the country-specific legal regulations as well as from the current delivery situation in the individual plants, which often changes at very short notice due to the volatile overall situation.

Availability of individual equipment.


At the moment, the availability of the camera for MBUX Augmented Reality as well as the LTE communication module, which is necessary for the use of Mercedes me connect services and serves different equipment as part of the standard equipment, are affected by the restrictions. This means that other Mercedes me connect services, such as real-time traffic information, are not available. Furthermore, this also means that the Mercedes me app can only be used to a limited extent.

If you have any specific questions regarding your order or planned configuration of your new Mercedes-Benz, your Mercedes-Benz salesperson is always the right person to contact.

With regard to the LTE communication module, we have the option of retrofitting affected vehicles when they become available again. Our customers are contacted immediately via the after-sales service as soon as the parts are available. At the customer’s request, the vehicle is then linked directly to Mercedes me and all associated functions as well as the corresponding Mercedes me services are activated. The agreed free term of the services then starts. Of course, our customers do not incur any costs for these measures.

At this point, we must point out that – as mentioned at the beginning – even experts from the semiconductor industry are currently unable to make any reliable forecasts, so we are unable to give a binding estimate at the moment as to when retrofitting can be expected exactly. We are still in close contact with our partners in order to keep the waiting time for our customers as short as possible.

“Buying a Mercedes is always something special, something many dream of. Once the perfect “star” has been found, it is hard to wait any longer. Unfortunately, the entire industry has to cope with longer waiting times due to limited availability of certain semiconductor components. We apologise for any inconvenience this situation may cause you. Our top priority is to work with you to find an individual solution and shorten your waiting time as much as possible.”


Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management, Mercedes-Benz Group AG & Mercedes-Benz AG, Responsible for Marketing and Sales

Your Mercedes-Benz dealer is at your service.

If you are concerned about your order or have further questions regarding the configuration of your new Mercedes-Benz, please feel free to contact your Mercedes-Benz salesperson directly.

AMG A-Class

The A-Class.

Exceeding all expectations.

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Ready for a new generation.

A perfect performance when stationary. A truly lasting impression as it accelerates away. Setting its own standards as of now. Surging ahead where others fall behind. That’s the A-Class generation.

Adept at not getting too close.

Nothing comes (too) close if you can keep your distance. That’s how it is with safety today. And that’s how Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive works: innovative assistance systems that warn the driver – or intervene themselves – when they detect an emergency situation. More extensively and highly developed than ever before in this class of car.

Leaves its mark on your eyes as well as your mind.

A sea of expressionistic elbaite green. So compellingly irresistible that it takes even the air’s breath away. The A-Class has the best drag coefficient in its segment. Every line and every surface has been aerodynamically optimised. It doesn’t just look captivatingly dynamic, it also reduces fuel consumption and driving noise.

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A-Class Saloon

The saloon. Now also as an A-Class. A sporty take on the classic 3-box design: the new A-Class Saloon.

Exterior

Smoothly dropping roof. Sharply increasing admiration. We used to draw cars on the basis of the so-called three-box principle when we were children. And the new A-Class gets us dreaming along these lines again. The profile is so dynamic yet timelessly elegant.

Interior

Welcome! This is all about you. The interior of the new A-Class Saloon literally hugs occupants. Smooth transitions between instrument panel, centre console and door trims create the pleasant wrap-around design. This is similarly unique in this vehicle category to the selection of trim elements and ambient lighting to showcase everything to best effect.

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MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience)

does not drive for you, but it makes it as pleasant as possible for you. Thanks to artificial intelligence the system can learn to adapt more and more to drivers over time. With the intelligent LINGUATRONIC voice control system you can almost speak as naturally as you would to a close friend.

LINGUATRONIC voice control system

Thanks to a new type of LINGUATRONIC the new A-Class Saloon obeys your every word. However, it does much more: it understands you without having to learn commands beforehand. And it talks to you. Reading out text messages, or dictating one and sending it? No problem. It checks the weather at the destination for you, changes the radio station or takes you home on the fastest route.

Let’s talk about trust.

Your new A-Class Saloon can warn you of an impending collision, support you when braking and taking evasive action or even autonomously brake the vehicle to a standstill in emergencies. Safety highlights:
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  • Driving Assistance package
  • MULTIBEAM LED
  • Live Traffic Information

Instant performance.

Pure fascination. Driving Performance. Authentic, dynamic handling thanks to hallmark AMG DNA. Not only does Mercedes-AMG develop performance models and sports cars, with a Mercedes-AMG, we pledge to always go one step further to convert what is technically feasible into an inimitable reality. To create exceptional motor cars for exceptional people. Welcome to the world of Mercedes-AMG. The Mercedes-AMG A 35 model is available for the A-Class Saloon.

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A-Class

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety. Be it at rush hour, during a long drive at night or on an unfamiliar route – your A-Class noticeably takes the strain, particularly in stressful situations. This is based on a concept that makes every journey in a Mercedes-Benz safe and unique: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. Because the time you spend behind the wheel is your time. Time for relaxation. Time to replenish your energy. So that, first and foremost, you reach your destination safely, but are also always relaxed when you get there.

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Leaves its mark on your eyes as well as your mind.

A sea of expressionistic elbaite green. So compellingly irresistible that it takes even the air’s breath away. The A-Class has the best drag coefficient in its segment. Every line and every surface has been aerodynamically optimised. It doesn’t just look captivatingly dynamic, it also reduces fuel consumption and driving noise.

Dock and Drive.

Life without a smartphone? Unimaginable. In the A-Class it is perfectly integrated  on request. Thanks to Apple CarPlayTM or Android Auto, lots of content is displayed on the media display as on your smartphone screen. Numerous smartphone  functions – including navigation, music and news – can be controlled via the car.  It looks like exciting times are ahead.

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