Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today unveiled the locally-assembled A-Class sedan as part of its CKD push for its compact models, which also includes the GLA crossover. As before, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan will be offered in two variants – A 200 Progressive Line and A 250 AMG Line, with specifications largely unchanged.

However, thanks to its new locally-assembled status, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan has been given a noticeable price cut, now starting at RM210,902.57 for the A 200 variant, on the road, without insurance, and inclusive of the SST exemptions.

EXTERIOR

The two variants are differentiated on the outside by their different exterior trim packages. The range-topping A 250 gets the AMG Line exterior package with a set of 18-inch AMG Line alloys, while the A 200 gets a more subdued Progressive Line exterior kit, along with the 18-inch 5 twin spoke alloy wheels.

Exterior kit is pretty much unchanged from the CBU models, with the only changes being the switch to regular rubbers (with tyre repair kit) from run-flats on the A 200 as part of the CKD treatment. The A 250’s cross-drilled front brake discs have also been switched to regular ventilated items.

Colour choices for the CKD Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan include:

  • Polar White
  • Cosmos Black
  • Mountain Grey
  • Iridium Silver
  • Denim Blue

PERFORMANCE

The powertrain underneath the bonnet on the CKD models are unchanged from the previously-introduced CBU Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedans.

ModelA 200 Progressive LineA 250 AMG Line
Engine1,332 cc, turbocharged inline-four, petrol1,991 cc, turbocharged inline-four, petrol
Transmission7G-DCT dual clutch transmission 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission
DrivelineFront-engine, front wheel drive Front-engine, front wheel drive
Max hp163 hp at 5,500 rpm224 hp at 5,500 rpm
Max torque250 Nm at 1620 – 4000 rpm350 Nm at 1800 – 4000 rpm
0-100 km/h8.1 seconds6.3 seconds
Top speed230 km/h250 km/h

Both variants of the CKD Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedans are equipped with a set of lowered comfort suspension, alongside a Direct-Steer system.

A 250 AMG Line interior

INTERIOR

The two variants’ trim level appointments continue onto the cabin, with the A 200 getting a more subdued look, while the A 250 gets the sportier AMG Line treatment. Standard equipment for the two variants include:

  • Mercedes-Benz A 200 Progressive Line
    • Carbon fibre-look trim
    • Leather multifunction sports steering wheel
    • Luxury powered front seats with four-way lumbar support and memory function
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 10.25-inch MBUX infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Automatic climate control
  • Mercedes-Benz A 250 AMG Line (adds)
    • Light linear-grain aluminium trim
    • Multifunction sports steering wheel in Nappa leather
    • Suede/leather upholstery
    • Front powered sports seats with four-way lumbar support and memory function
    • Illuminated door sill panels with “Mercedes-Benz” lettering
    • Ambient lighting
A 250 AMG Line

SAFETY

Both variants are equipped with the standard autonomous emergency braking system, alongside Active Brake Assist, Pre-Safe pre-collision system, reverse camera with parking assist, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

The range-topping A 250 AMG Line adds on the Blind Spot Assist system, alongside an Exit Warning Assist.

A 250 AMG Line

PRICING

The CKD Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan now enjoy a lower price, thanks to their new locally-assembled status. With the soon-to-be-expired SST exemptions, the A 200 Progressive Line is now priced at RM210,903, while the A 250 AMG Line is priced at RM239,858 on the road, without insurance – a reduction of RM11,000 and RM19,000 respectively.

With the 5% sales tax applied, the two variants are priced at RM219,888 and RM249,888 respectively, which is RM10,000 and RM18,000 cheaper than the outgoing CBU cars. As usual, each purchase also includes a four-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.


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Mercedes-Benz A 200 Progressive Line

Mercedes-Benz A 250 AMG Line