Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today introduced the refreshed models of the A-Class family, with a more modern and dynamic look, with prices as mentioned below:
- Mercedes-Benz A200 Progressive Line – RM238,888
- Mercedes-Benz A250 4MATIC AMG Line – RM264,000 (estimated)
- Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC – RM354,000 (estimated)
- Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4MATIC+ – RM509,888
- Mercedes-AMG A45S 4MATIC+ Street Style Edition – RM539,888
The A 200 is equipped with Progressive Line exterior while the A 250 4MATIC with the AMG line exterior. The front view is dominated by the forward-sloping bonnet with its two power bulges and steep ‘shark nose’, the redesigned radiator grille with geometry on the A 200 and star pattern on the A 250 4MATIC, and the flat headlamps.
The sporty character is underlined by externally flush wheels with 17-inches 5 twin-spoke light-alloy wheels aerodynamically-optimised, painted in black with high-sheen finish on the A 200 and 18-inches AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, aerodynamically optimised and painted in tremolite grey with high-sheen finish on the A 250 4MATIC.
The new rear diffuser and the standard LED rear lights ensure a fascinating and emotionally appealing appearance by both day and night. Both models come equipped with Adaptive Highbeam Assist enabling drivers to see the road surface or any hazards more clearly.
Individual interior with high-tech: Exclusiveness is also reflected in the interior of the new A‑Class. The absolute highlight is the standard freestanding dual-screen display both measuring 10.25‑inches that seem to float with their wide-screen look.
The internal architecture, which is unique in this class, gives rise to a very special lighting ambience that is perhaps reminiscent of the illumination of a futuristic building at night. The three-round turbine-look air vents, so typical of Mercedes‑Benz, are a homage to the world of aviation.
Inside, even in the base variant of the new A‑Class, Mercedes‑Benz offers a high-quality comfort seat whose new, three-dimensionally embossed ARTICO upholstery further emphasises the sportiness of the vehicle. The A 200’s upholstery is equipped with ARTICO man-made leather.
The vehicle’s Progressive trim features the new, dark carbon-fibre look trim element which further enhances both the instrument panel and the doors.
The AMG Line on the A 250 4MATIC is designed for performance and features light longitudinal-grain aluminium trim and red contrasting topstitching in the ARTICO / MICROCUT seats. The vehicle’s upholstery is ARTICO man-made leather upholstery / MICROCUT microfiber.
The driver and central displays create a holistic, aesthetic experience and can be customised as desired with the help of the newly designed display styles (Classic with all relevant driver information, Sporty with the dynamic rev counter, Discreet with reduced content), three modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service) and seven colour worlds.
The central display offers all previous functions such as navigation, media, phone, vehicle, etc. and can be operated directly and conveniently as a touchscreen.
The telematics system has been revised and impresses with its new design and improved performance. Of course, connectivity with smartphones is possible now via wireless Apple Carplay or Android Auto, and for further connectivity an additional USB-C port has been added and all USB ports in the vehicle offer fast-charging capabilities.
The new A-Class has also been given an update in terms of safety assistance. Both models come with LED headlamps and the Parking Package with reverse camera. the vehicles are now equipped with Active Parking Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Exit Warning Assist, and Active Brake Assist.
The A 250 4MATIC has an additional Sports Brake System which delivers powerful deceleration, even after frequent heavy braking. The KEYLESS-GO comfort package included has both HANDS-FREE ACCESS and KEYLESS-GO functions. GUARD 360° vehicle protection offers all-round monitoring of the vehicles’ surroundings – for example with the break-in and anti-theft alarm system with tow-away protection.
Electrified and powerful drives: The new A-Class has also received an update with respect to its engines. The A 200 petrol engine has a four-cylinder unit with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The A 250 4MATIC petrol engine has been electrified with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. As a mild hybrid, the A 250 4MATIC is equipped with an additional 48-volt electrical system that supports agility when starting off with 10 kW more power.
Moving on, we have the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC which is available as a saloon, while the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ is available as a Hatchback as before.
The revised front headlamps, the AMG-specific radiator grille and the new, round badge with the AMG emblem instead of the Mercedes star with a laurel wreath, immediately stand out when looking at the new Mercedes‑AMG A-Class.
In addition, a new front apron and the power domes familiar from the AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ provide the AMG A 35 4MATIC with a new, coherent AMG face.
The AMG look is underlined by the new wheel design, the rear spoiler lip, revised rear headlamps and the hallmark round exhaust pipes (twin-flow on the Mercedes‑AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+).
The AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ is equipped with 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels aerodynamically optimized in matt black high-sheen rim flange and the AMG A 35 4MATIC comes with 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels. Both models come with red-painted brake callipers and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus.
Exclusive to the AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+, the AMG Night Package includes selected exterior features finished in high-gloss black resulting in strong contrasts.
In conjunction with the AMG Night Package the AMG Aerodynamics package has been developed in the wind tunnel to improve handling at high speeds and provides the basis for even greater driving enjoyment. The AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ also has a panoramic sliding sunroof providing ample illumination to the cabin.
As standard, the new Mercedes-AMG A-Class offers the AMG Performance steering wheel including AMG steering wheel buttons, with which the driver can control AMG-specific features such as the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT – without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
The AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+’s new version of steering wheel with new touch-control panels, providing enhanced functionality and convenience is wrapped in nappa leather / MICROCUT microfiber and the AMG A 35 4MATIC’s is in nappa leather.
In addition, the A 45 S 4MATIC+ comes with the Multicontour Seat package paired with AMG Performance Seat Package Advanced and the AMG A 35 4MATIC comes with sport seats.
The ARTICO man-made leather / MICROCUT microfibre AMG upholstery with Aluminium AMG Design trim elements in black / silver comes as standard in both the AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ and AMG A 35 4MATIC.
Both models include MANUFAKTUR seat belts in red, AMG floor mats, ambient lighting in 64 colours, and AMG illuminated door sills with “AMG” lettering and with exchangeable cover which further elevates the sportiness of the vehicle.
The Mercedes-AMG A 35 is now equipped with a 48-volt auxiliary power supply and belt-driven starter-generator (RSG) and achieves an output of 225 kW/306 hp with a maximum torque of 400 Nm.
As a mild hybrid, the RSG supports agility with 10 kW more power at start-up. In addition, an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8-speed transmission is now on board and the new front radiator facilitates temperature management at the limit.
The AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ has a 4-cylinder Turbocharged Petrol Engine enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
Both vehicles come equipped with the USB Package Plus and Burmester surround sound system. The AMG Real Performance Sound and AMG TRACK PACE is exclusive to the AMG A 45 S 4MATIC. The AMG Real Performance Sound allows drivers to determine how the turbocharged engine sounds in the interior.
Last but not least, we have the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ will also be available exclusively and for a limited time: The AMG Street Style Edition impresses with extrovert and exclusive equipment elements.
With the base paint in MANUFAKTUR mountain grey MAGNO and the edition-specific foiling with colour gradient in black/anthracite matt and colour accents in fluorescent orange, it emphasises the elements of the Aerodynamics Package.
The look is perfectly complemented by the newly designed 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels. The AMG Street Style Edition is also equipped with AMG-specific radiator grille, darkened, Edition decals and Model badge on boot lid and wings in high-gloss black.
The interior of the AMG Street Style Edition comprises the ARTICO man-made leather upholstery / MICROCUT microfibre AMG black with contrasting orange topstitching paired with AMG trim in dark / orange Street Style Edition aluminium elevates the look in the cabin.
The orange label on the headrest quickly makes it clear which edition from Mercedes-AMG we are talking about here. In addition to that, the AMG Street Style Edition is equipped with Floor mats for special model.
With its four cylinders, the AMG Street Style Edition produces 310 kW (421 hp) and comes with the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension, AMG Aerodynamics Package, the AMG Night Package II and the stand-alone AMG fuel filler cap.