mercedes-benz a 200 2 spy

The teasing of the W176 A-Class continues. This time, thanks to reader ApexKit (who gave us the initial pix of the Peugeot 208), it’s the Mercedes-Benz A 200 that has been caught undergoing type approval evaluation at JPJ Putrajaya, pretty much confirming that both the A 200 and A 250 Sport – which was spied earlier this month and then seen on display at the KLCC – will be the point-of-launch models for Malaysia.

The Jupiter Red A 200 BlueEfficiency seen in the photos is an entry-level Style example, which looks rather plain compared to the A 200 examples driven in Slovenia, which had an AMG Sport kit slapped on, complete with 18-inch wheels and twin-pipe exhaust; you can see the differences between the cars from a rear perspective here. Guess if you want it sportier, it’ll have to be the A 250 Sport.

mercedes-benz a 200 spy 1

The A 200 is powered by the Camtronic-equipped 1.6 litre M 270 DE 16 AL, with output numbers being 154 hp at 5,000 rpm and 250 Nm at 1,250-4,000 rpm. The A 250 Sport, meanwhile, has the 2.0 litre M 270 DE 20, which offers 208 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,200-4,000 rpm.

Doesn’t look like it’ll be too long now before the pretty A-Class arrives in town, and it may well be before the September date intimated earlier!