W177 Mercedes-Benz A-Class launched in Malaysia – A200 Progressive Line, A250 AMG Line, from RM228okay
Eight months on from the disclosing of the brand new W177 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Stuttgart’s smallest mannequin has been formally launched in Malaysia. The premium hatchback is being supplied in A 200 Progressive Line and A 250 AMG Line variants, priced at RM227,888 and RM263,888 respectively, on-the-road with the gross sales and providers tax (SST) and with out insurance coverage.
This marks a major step up in pricing, because the equal fashions within the earlier W176 lineup have been priced at RM208,888 and RM248,888 when the products and providers tax (GST) was nonetheless in impact, however the two automobiles now include a lot greater ranges of normal equipment – which we’ll get to in a minute. A four-year, unlimited-mileage guarantee is included within the buy value.
Constructed on the uprated Modular Entrance Structure 2 (MFA2) platform, the W177 is now four,419 mm lengthy, 1,796 mm huge and 1,440 mm tall, making it a whopping 127 mm longer, 16 mm wider and seven mm taller than earlier than; its wheelbase can also be 30 mm longer, at 2,729 mm. Mercedes claims that the automotive now gives higher head-, shoulder- and elbow room, simpler rear-seat entry and a boot that’s 29 litres bigger at 370 litres.
On the surface, the brand new A-Class debuts a brand new model of Mercedes’ Sensual Purity design language. There’s a decrease nostril with tapered headlights flanking a trapezoidal grille, plus two-piece tail lights that make the automotive seem wider. The character traces alongside the aspect, which featured an upswept design on the outgoing mannequin, have been smoothened to stress the automotive’s size.
Each fashions include LED Excessive Efficiency headlights (not the top-spec Multibeam models) with auto excessive beam, together with seen twin exhaust exits and 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. The AMG Line bundle on the A 250 provides aggressive bumpers, aspect skirts, bigger cross-drilled entrance brake discs and AMG-badged alloys. The A 200 comes with run-flat tyres, whereas the A 250 rides on commonplace tyres and provides a tyre restore equipment.
Step inside and also you’ll discover an inside impressed by the W222 S-Class and W213 E-Class, with spherical turbine-inspired air vents and a big (and now utterly freestanding) flatscreen show panel with twin 10.25-inch screens. The prolonged model of the Mercedes-Benz Consumer Expertise (MBUX) infotainment system is fitted as commonplace, with a centre touchscreen and a brand new Linguatronic voice management system.
Utilizing the activation phrase “Hey Mercedes,” customers can now management numerous automobile features such because the local weather management, radio and navigation. The system recognises pure language and oblique speech (saying “I’m chilly,” for example, will instruct the local weather management to boost the temperature), and also will use machine studying to adapt to accents and inflections over time.
When it comes to inside accoutrements, the A 200 comes with black open pore linden wooden trim and Artico fake leather-based upholstery, whereas the A 250 positive factors sports activities seats with built-in headrests, a Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel, brushed aluminium decor and Artico and Dinamica microfibre seat trim.
Lengthy-awaited commonplace options, comparable to keyless entry and single-zone auto local weather management (nonetheless no rear vents, thoughts), be a part of an in depth tools checklist that features power-adjustable entrance seats with reminiscence and lumbar adjustment, auto-dimming and auto-folding mirrors, cruise management, 64-colour ambient lighting, illuminated door sill plates, onerous disk-based navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto performance.
Underneath the bonnet, the A 200 now makes use of a smaller 1.33 litre M282 four-cylinder turbo engine, developed together with Renault. It makes 163 hp at 5,500 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,620 to four,000 rpm, and when paired to a brand new Getrag seven-speed moist twin clutch transmission, it leads to a zero-to-100 km/h time of eight.zero seconds, a prime velocity of 225 km/h and a mixed gasoline consumption determine of 5.2 litres per 100 km.
The A 250 will get a revised M260 model of present 2.zero litre mill, churning out 224 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm between 1,800 to four,000 rpm. It hits 100 km/h in simply 6.2 seconds, reaches a prime velocity of 250 km/h and delivers gasoline consumption rated at 6.2 litres per 100 km. This one will get a revised model of Mercedes’ personal DCT, which can also be a moist clutch unit.
Each fashions journey on consolation suspension, with passive dampers and a 15 mm decrease journey peak than commonplace. The A 250 is the one one to return with multilink rear suspension, whereas the A 200 receives a brand new, less complicated torsion beam setup. Security-wise, all fashions get seven airbags, Lively Brake Help (autonomous emergency braking), a tyre strain monitoring system and Lively Parking Help with a reverse digital camera.
Mercedes-Benz Companies Malaysia is including a brand new Plan A financing possibility, which includes insurance coverage and repair packages. Numerous plans are supplied, ranging from RM1,988 with a three-year tenure and a 22% downpayment, and the corporate can also be throwing in one-year tyre and wheel insurance coverage till December 31. Additionally accessible is the A+ Bundle vary of real equipment, together with spoilers, aspect skirts and wheels.
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