The V177 Mercedes Benz A-Class Sedan is an important car for the Stuttgart-based luxury car maker, as it is an entirely new body-style for the brand’s compact car line-up.
The new body style and modern exterior styling received much fanfare at launch, but how does it look in metal? We recently got ahold of the all-new A 250 Sedan AMG Line, so we thought we’d let you have a taste of Mercedes Benz’s latest baby with this detailed gallery.
The A 250 Sedan receives an AMG Line bodykit, which includes more aggressive front and rear aprons. Up front, the lower bumper receives large air inlets at the sides, decorated with two vertical slats.
The trapezoidal grille gets the diamond pin design with chrome treatment, flanked by the two slimline LED headlights. The large three-pointed star in the middle completes the imposing shark-nose front end.
Compared to its hatchback twin brother, the A 250 Sedan measures 130 mm longer with the extra length going to the rear overhang. Despite its longer dimensions, the wheelbase is identical to the hatchback, so the only gain is in terms of boot space – coming in at 420 litres (50 litres more than the hatchback).
The A 250 Sedan also receives an 18-inch five-spoke AMG alloys as part of the AMG Line – although the large bezel all-around does make the wheels look a little smaller than the size suggests. Behind the front wheels are the larger cross-drilled brake discs, specific to the A 250.
Moving to the rear, the A 250 Sedan receives a diffuser on the lower apron, flanked by tailpipes on both sides. The AMG Line bumper also includes “vents” on the outer edge for a more aggressive stance.
The full LED taillights are identical to the standard A 200, which are now two-piece items. The T-shaped design was also inspired by the facelifted W176 A-Class.
Higher up, the Sedan gets a “ducktail” boot lid which helps smoothen airflow around the rear-end – contributing to the low drag coefficient of 0.22 Cd.
Step into the cabin, and you’ll immediately see that the two-stepped dashboard of the A-Class Sedan is lifted directly from its hatchback twin. Dominating the dashboard is the twin 10.25-inch displays that make up the infotainment and instrument cluster.
Standing out from the dashboard are three circular jet turbine-style air conditioning vents. The vents even come with ambient lighting on the centre stalk, which changes its colour during temperature adjustments.
Separating the A 250 from the A 200 is the light longitudinal-grain aluminium trim, which separates the stepped dashboard, and continues onto the door cards.
The A 250 Sedan variant also gains a Nappa leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel, illuminated AMG door-sill panels, as well as heated sports seats.
The A 250 Sedan runs on the Mercedes Benz User Experience (MBUX) operating system, which does away with the rotary dial on the centre console. In its place is a large matte-black trackpad for navigation, though you can just interface with the infotainment system through the large touchscreen.
At night, the cabin of the A 250 Sedan comes alive with the 64-colour ambient lighting, which runs across the entire dashboard and the air conditioning vents.
Powering the A 250 Sedan is the M260 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, producing 224 hp and 350 Nm of twist. Paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the A 250 is good for a zero-to-hundred time of 6.3 seconds.
Curious to find out how the Mercedes Benz A 250 Sedan performs? We have a review coming up soon, so do keep your eyes peeled for that!