THE popular A-Class from Mercedes-Benz has a brand new look, and is set to get a little brother in the coming months, with an A 180 to follow the new A 200, which will hit the Australian market in August.
Joining the new sibling later in the year will be a new A 250 model as well, but the focus from August will sit squarely on the new A 200, which will come bundled with a host of new safety features, and the MBUX multimedia system.
A new interior design will add to a new ‘grown up’ look and feel inside the new A-Class, while a range of new petrol power plants will offer more efficiency and increased power and performance.
Available from launch, the A 200 powered by a new four-cylinder engine called the M 282; a 1.33-litre motor generating 120kW of power and 250Nm of torque, with a combined fuel economy of just 5.7-litres/100km.
All models of in the new A-Class range will also get the 7G-DCT transmission. Improved suspension and active damping functionality will add to the driving experience behind the wheel of the new A-Class as well.
New standard equipment also includes 18-inch aero alloy wheels, the new multimedia touch screen system we mentioned earlier that features two 10.25-inch digital screens, a touch screen central display and NTG 6MB Navigation.
Standard LED headlights with adaptive high beam assist, key less start and wireless charging are also there too, as is nine air bags, active brake assist and semi autonomous braking, active park assist, and lane keep assist.
There’s also blind spot assist with exit warning, traffic sign assist and a reversing camera. The A 200 will go on sale across Australia on August 10. You can drive one out of the show room for $47,200 plus on-roads.