It looks like dealers can’t wait to begin collecting orders for the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, as a posting for the compact model has appeared on There’s plenty of details being presented in the post, but barring any official word from Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, we’ll have to take it all with a pinch of salt.

The variant being presented here is the A 200, which is powered by a M282 1.4 litre (more precisely 1,332 cc) turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 161 hp (163 PS) and 250 Nm of torque. Co-developed with Renault, the mill replaces the older 1.6 litre unit, and is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission 7G-DCT.

In terms of equipment, the car is said to be fitted with the Progressive Line exterior package. This is identified by a single-louvre grille at the front, which differs from the AMG Line set seen in the photos. The AMG Line kit includes a diamond grille with chrome pins, along with a sportier-looking front bumper with slats on the side intakes.

Also included are LED Multibeam headlamps, 18-inch wheels, 360-degree camera and Keyless Go. As for the interior, the listing states a 64-colour ambient lighting will be featured, along with powered front seats (with memory function and lumbar support), steering wheel with Touchpad, Burmester sound system, Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system and even twin 10.25-inch widescreen displays.

That’s quite a lot of kit, and there’s more in the safety and driver assistance department too. Among the listed items are Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Parktronic, Distronic, Pre-Safe System, Brake Assist System (BAS) and CPA (Collision Prevention Assist). The Mercedes-me Connect service is also being offered, which allows for remote interface with the car.

The price for all these features? Well, the listing states the A 200 Progressive Line variant is going for RM220,888, which makes it RM12,000 more than the current A 200 AMG Line on sale now. That isn’t half bad, considering the level of equipment being touted here (once again, pinch of salt). According to the dealer, bookings are now open but the new A-Class will only be launched in June. Interested?

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