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 in 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 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.
Equipment-wise, the Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG Premium features ARTICO leather/DINAMICA microfibre with red contrast stitching, brushed stainless-steel sports pedals with rubber studs, floor mats with “AMG” lettering, AMG bodystyling, diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and silver louvre with chrome insert, reversing camera with parking guidelines and 180-degree view, “Hey Mercedes” voice activation, 18-inch AMG alloy wheels and lowered sports suspension.