Gallery: Mercedes-Benz A 200 vs A 250 sedan – The difference is more than skin deep

For those looking to get their first taste of a Mercedes-Benz, something like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class could be a possible option. Now only available in a sedan body type in Malaysia, the non-AMG A-Class sedan’s prices are RM235,888 for the A 200 Progressive Line and RM260,888 for the A 250 AMG Line. The A-Class sedan is also locally assembled (CKD). Here we have gathered the A 200 and the A 250 for your viewing pleasure.

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A 200 Progressive Line in Cosmos Black, A 250 AMG Line in Denim Blue

In its most basic form for the Malaysian market, the A-Class sedan is sold as the A 200 Progressive Line. As its name suggests, it gets a Progressive Line treatment on the outside. It gets LED High-Performance headlamps that come with adaptive high beam assist.

The wheels on the A 200 are light-alloy wheels which are 18 inches in size, with a 5-twin-spoke design. Wrapping those wheels are a set of factory-fitted Continental EcoContact 6 tyres. Colour options for the base A 200 variant include Polar White, Cosmos Black, Iridium Silver, Denim Blue, and Mountain Grey. All are available without extra charges.

Powering the A 200 is a 1.3-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 163 hp and 250 Nm. Paired with the engine is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends all power to the front wheels only.

Inside, the A200 is equipped with Comfort seats that are wrapped in black ARTICO man-made leather. Both the front seats are electrically adjustable and come with a memory function. Although the seats are wrapped in man-made leather, the steering wheels is wrapped in genuine leather.

Other interior features of the A 200 Progressive Line include ambient lighting with 64 colours, carbon-fibre-look trims, and velour floor mats. You also get Mercedes-Benz’s THERMATIC automatic climate control in the A 200.

Up a tier, the A 250 spices things up with an AMG Line exterior. The wheels are still 18 inches in size but have a sportier look to them. Wrapping the 18-inch wheels of the A 250 AMG Line are also a set of Continental EcoContact 6 tyres.

Like the A 200, the A 250 also gets LED high-performance headlamps that come with adaptive high beam assist. The main differentiating exterior feature of the A 250 from the A 200 would be the AMG Line exterior. However, that is not just all show and no-go.

Powering the A 250 is the M260 engine, a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that makes 224 hp and 350 Nm. It is much more powerful than the base A 200. Paired with the engine is the same 7-speed DCT that you find in the A 200.

Inside, the A 250 differs from the A 200 in several areas. Its upholstery, for example, is a mixture of ARTICO man-made leather and DINAMICA microfibre. Unlike the ‘carbon’ trims in the A 2000, the A 250 gets light linear-gran aluminium trims. You also get Sport seats in the A 250 AMG Line.

In the cockpit is a multifunction sports steering wheel that is wrapped in nappa leather. Matching the overall sportier cabin is a set of AMG floor mats and aluminium foot pedals.

Like the A 200, the A 250 also gets ambient lighting with 64 colours and THERMATIC automatic climate control. Both cars get a twin 10.25-inch display with one dedicated as the main head unit and the other desiccated as a digital instrument cluster.

Safety-wise, both the A 200 and A 250 are equipped similarly. They both get Parking Package with reverse camera, Active Parking Assist, Lane Tracking Package, Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and Active Brake Assist.


A 200 Progressive Line vs A 250 AMG Line

A 200 Progressive Line

A 250 AMG Line


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