Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has launched the all-new A-Class hatchback, with two variants offered i.e. Mercedes-Benz A200 in Progressive Line trim and A250 in AMG Line trim, priced at RM227,888 and RM263,888 respectively (on the road without insurance).
The new A-Class sports the German premium automaker’s latest Sensual Purity design language with an edgier dynamic styling. The progressive front design with a low bonnet, flat LED headlamps with chrome elements and torch-like daytime driving lamps give the A-Class a shark-nose front that is supposed to highlight an emotionally appealing and alluring appearance.
“The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class marks a new episode on a revolutionary journey into the digital era of the automobile. This gadget-like car redefines functionalities with an intuitive approach and underlining the lifestyle element making it the ultimate must-have item,” said Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
The A200 is powered by a 1.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 163 hp and 250 Nm, mated to a7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission; the A250 gets a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 224 hp and 350 Nm, and the same dual clutch gearbox. Performance-wise, the A200 has a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of 8 seconds while the A250 does it in 6.2. Average combined fuel consumption is 5.6 and 6.5 litres per 100 km, respectively. Both cars are equipped with four DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes – “Eco”, “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Individual”.
Safety and assistance systems include Active Brake Assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, seven airbags, and Active Parking Assist, which assists 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.
Inside, cabin ambience is enhanced with 64-colour ambient lighting which allows you a choice of ten “colour worlds” with an avant-garde lighting display with spectacular color changes. The colour worlds can be matched to the different styles of the widescreen display when required, creating a harmonious overall impression.
Other than the turbine-design air vents, the other noticeable feature is the high-resolution widescreen cockpit with touchscreen control. It is featured with an all-digital instrument display which can be switched to different styles from “Classic”, “Understated” or “Sport” mode. And for the first time, the A-Class comes standard with the KEYLESS-GO function for daily convenience.
On convenience, the infotainment of the new A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to feature the new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) which is a multimedia system with artificial intelligence. The system can recognise and understand almost every sentence occurring in the infotainment functions and vehicle operation. MBUX can be individualised and adapts to suit each user. The touchscreen is part of the comprehensive MBUX touch control concept i.e. a trio made up of the touchscreen, touchpad on the centre console, and touch control buttons in the steering wheel.
MBUX is equipped with an intelligent voice control with natural language comprehension which can be activated by the phrase, “Hey Mercedes”. This intelligent virtual 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.
“The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a revolution, offering a level of quality and luxury never seen in this class before. It will be the forerunner of the compact car range, rejuvenating our brand as the most desirable luxury lifestyle brand. This progressive A-Class reinterprates our definition of Modern Luxury with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience which is activated by the command, “Hey Mercedes”,” concluded Mark.
The new A-Class is available with the “Plan A” financing plan by Mercedes-Benz Financial. It is an all-in-one financing plan that offers financing, insurance and service packages, with lower monthly instalments, guaranteed future value of your car, flexible end-of-agreement options, and a wide range of insurance products plus meticulous service packages that are conducted by trained and experienced technicians using genuine spare parts.
Plan A financing starts from RM1,988 (terms & conditions apply) and comes with a variety of packages. For a limited time, all Plan A financing contracts come with a complimentary 1st year Tyre and Rim Insurance. This campaign ends on 31 December, 2018. (The monthly instalment stated is calculated based on a 3-year tenure and downpayment of approximately 22%).
The A+ Package MB genuine accessories comes with spoilers, side skirting and alloy wheels. The optional Aero package includes a rear spoiler, carbon-look front spoiler lip, side skirt, and B-pillar trim, and the Wheel package with three rim design choices, as well as three-pointed star valve caps.
For more details call 1-800-88-1133.
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