The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class was unveiled last week and introduced as the next generation of compact cars by the brand. Retaining its youthful and dynamic character, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class redefines modern luxury and revolutionises the interior design.
The infotainment of the all new A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to feature the new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). A unique feature of this multimedia system is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. The system also recognizes and understands almost every sentence occurring in the infotainment functions and vehicle operation. MBUX can be individualized and adapts to suit each user individually. The touchscreen is part of the comprehensive MBUX touch-control concept – a triad consisting of the touchscreen, touchpad on the centre console and touch control buttons in the steering wheel.
To further provide its drivers a holistic user experience, MBUX is equipped with its intelligent voice control with natural language comprehension which can be activated by the words, “Hey Mercedes”. This intelligent language assistant supports numerous infotainment functions such as destination input, phone call, music selection, as well as climate control and lighting. The system is said to be intelligent as it recognizes and understands sentences from the fields of infotainment and vehicle operation.
Sporty and Dynamic Design
Mercedes-Benz A 250 (8)
Mercedes-Benz A 250 (7)
Mercedes-Benz A 250 (10)
The design of the new A-Class is a combination of uncompromisingly dynamic design and an intuitive operating concept. The purist, surface-accentuating design of the new A-Class is the next step in the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of Sensual Purity. The exterior of the new A-Class stands for sportiness, dynamism and emotion. The progressive front design with a low bonnet, flat LED headlamps with chrome elements and torch-like daytime driving lamps ensures an emotionally appealing and alluring appearance. All these gives the new A-Class a shark-nose like look.
Modern and Avant-garde Interior
Mercedes-Benz A 200 1 (14)
Mercedes-Benz A 200 1 (22)
Mercedes-Benz A 250 (23)
The interior design of the new A-Class is, on the other hand, a revolution from within. It is completely redefined with its modern, avantgarde look, revolutionising the compact class from the inside with a new feeling of spaciousness. Both, the Mercedes-Benz A 200 and A 250 also come with high-resolution Widescreen Cockpit with touchscreen control, setting new standards in the segment. It is featured with an all-digital instrument display which can be switched to different styles from “Classic”, “Understated” or “Sport” mode complementing the turbine-look air-vents and leather multifunction sports steering wheel.
Innovative and Intelligent Features
Mercedes-Benz A 250 (20)
Mercedes-Benz A 250 (21)
For the first time, the A-Class also comes standard with the KEYLESS-GO function, enhancing the convenience and comfort in its daily use. Underlining its sporty look, the LED high performance headlamps with its unmistakable, distinctive look provide now even more safety at night and illuminates the road ahead better than conventional headlamps and provide a daylight-like light colour which is easy on the eyes and illuminate the road ahead precisely and brightly.
The new A-Class also comes with a class-leading safety and assistance systems such as the Active Parking Assist which assist the driver when searching for a parking space and when entering or leaving a parallel or end-on parking spaces. It manoeuvres the vehicle into the selected parking space and back out again.
With the generation change, the new A-Class now comes with 64 colors for the ambient lighting. Besides the increase in color variety, the ambient lighting colors are composed into ten color worlds, allowing an avant-garde lighting display with spectacular color changes. The color worlds can be matched to the different styles of the widescreen display when required, creating a harmonious overall impression.
Efficient and Powerful Performance
Mercedes-Benz A 200 1 (23)
Besides its good looks, the new A-Class models are powered by new efficient and powerful engines. The A 200 Progressive Line is also equipped with a 1.3-litre inline turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine rated at 120 kW/163 hp with the 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission. The A 250 AMG Line, on the other hand, is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine rated at 165 kW/224 hp with the 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission. Both, the A 200 and A 250 is also equipped with the four DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes “Eco”, “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Individual”.
|Model||A 200 Progressive Line||A 250 AMG Line|
|Number of cyl./
|4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder||4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder|
(kW/hp at rpm)
|120/163 at 5,500||165/224 at 5,500|
(Nm at rpm)
|250/1620 – 4000||350/1800 – 4000|
|Combined fuel consumption from (l/100 km)||5.6 – 5.2 litres / 100km||6.5 – 6.2 litres / 100km|
|Combined CO2emissions from (g/km)||128 – 120 g/km||149 – 141 g/km|
0-100 km/h (s)
|Top speed (km/h)||225||250|
|Price (OTR w/o Insurance)*Price is with 10% SST||RM 227,888.00||RM 263,888.00|
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