mercedes a200 amg line

Still a while to go before the facelifted W176 Mercedes-Benz A-Class makes its way here, so in the meantime, the current model has been given a bit of a boost to keep things going along – Mercedes-Benz Malaysia introduced a new variant called the A 200 AMG Line earlier this month, priced at RM203,888 on-the-road without insurance.

When it was first launched in Malaysia in 2013, the pre-facelift A 200 debuted as a BlueEfficiency variant, priced at RM198,888 (then revised to RM196,888 this year, post-GST). Going the AMG Line route naturally sports the exterior up with the addition of an AMG bodystyling kit and 18-inch AMG multi-spoke alloys, as well as the inclusion of a sports suspension. The diamond grille that usually accompanies the trim level is however not to be found.

No mechanical changes – the A 200’s Camtronic-equipped 1.6 litre M 270 DE 16 AL BlueDirect petrol unit retains its 154 hp at 5,000 rpm and 250 Nm at 1,250 to 4,000 rpm output, paired with a seven-speed 7-DCT dual-clutch transmission. Likewise, performance specs for car should be as before, with a 0-100 km/h time of 8.3 seconds and a 224 km/h top speed being the primary numbers.

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As before, much of the equipment levels continue on – these include a Light & Sight package, six-speaker Audio 20 system and a Night package, the latter easily identifiable by black wing mirror caps as well as a high-gloss waistline trim strip. Also on, a dynamic handling package.

Back in 2013, the local A 200’s interior featured an Artico man-made leather/Larochette cloth combination, with diamond pattern trim and contrast stitching. The latest info on the A 200 AMG Line brochure lists an Artico/Microfiber Dinamica upholstery combination, which brings it to pre-FL A 250 Sport levels.