The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback (codenamed W177) improves on many areas when compared to its predecessor and it’s one of the best hatchbacks available. Built on the front-wheel drive MFA2 (Modular Front Architecture) platform, which is also used on the A-Class Saloon and CLA-Class Coupe, its wheelbase of 2729mm is 30mm longer than the model it replaced.
Our Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG Premium features a front MacPherson struts and rear torsion beam suspension system and propulsion is via the versatile and punchy turbocharged 1.3-litre 4-cylinder powerplant, with 163 hp and 250 Nm, which is connected to a 7-speed 7G-DCT gearbox driving the front wheels. Zero to 100 km/h takes 8 seconds and maximum speed is 223 km/h!
Inside, the highlights are the aerospace-inspired, turbine-look air vents, multi-colour ambient lighting and the fabulous Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system with its dual 10.25-inch touchscreens and “Hey Mercedes” command which once used will allow you to request for assistance or information.
Other noteworthy features are ARTICO leather/DINAMICA microfibre with red contrast stitching, brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs, AMG bodystyling and exclusive Premium Plus items such as multi-beam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and panoramic glass sunroof.