Mercedes-Benz Australia has just revealed the Australian pricing and specification of their A250 Sedan and A250 4Matic Sedan. The V177 (V denoting the Sedan body while W is for the Hatchback) duo will slot into the A-Class range between the A180 and the AMG A35 Sedan, priced from $53,000 excluding on-road costs.
Propulsion for both variants comes from a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. The M260 mill churns out 165kW at 5,500rpm and 350Nm from just 1,800rpm. Power is then channeled to the wheels via an automatic seven-speed dual-clutch 7G-DCT box. Stab the throttle pedal and both cars will hit 100 km/h from standstill in 6.3 seconds.
Fuel consumption figures for the duo stand at 6.4L/100km for the front-wheel driven A250, while the all-wheel drive 4Matic variant clocks in at 6.6L/100km. This is partially down to the engine’s frugality and the fact that the A-Class has a drag co-efficient of 0.22, which is the lowest ever measured for a passenger vehicle, claimed the brand.
The A250 receives two 10.25-inch screens for the centre display and instrument cluster. The centre screen dishes out infotainment via Mercedes’s new MBUX system which is also hooked up a nine-speaker 225W stereo. The MBUX system also gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity but in wired form only. The system also incorporates Mercedes me Connect which allows you to control certain features of the car including remote engine start. The exterior gets gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels and a twin-pipe chrome-look exhaust system.
The A250 4Matic on the other hand adds several more bits of trim to the mix, such as the Keyless-Go system, Comfort Sport seats, red contrast stitching, stainless steel pedals, 64-colour ambient lighting, Nappa leather wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel, rear privacy glass and a panoramic glass sunroof.
The A250 4Matic’s exterior is further enhanced by the fitment of AMG front and rear aprons, side sill panels and a ‘diamond’ radiator grille. Moreover, the all-grip variant gets a Sports Direct steering system, perforated front brake rotors and a lowered comfort suspension.
The A-Class Sedan has a 420-litre boot with the rear seats in place which is 50 litres up from the hatchback. Both variants of the A250 are currently on sale with the first deliveries slated for later this month.
- Mercedes-Benz A250 Sedan - $53,000
- Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic Sedan - $59,200