Yesterday, we showed you what Lorinser can do for the W177 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, now here’s a tuning programme for the new hatchback by Brabus.

The boys from Bottrop are no strangers to Mercedes-Benz cars, and the Brabus PowerXtra B 25 S performance upgrade bumps the output of the A 250 variant to 270 hp and 430 Nm of torque.

That’s a jump of 46 hp and 80 Nm from stock (224 hp/350 Nm), and it’s courtesy of larger ducting to the air box, reprogrammed ECU mapping and retuned boost pressure control. With the kit, the 2.0 litre turbo A 250 does the 0-100 km/h sprint in 5.9 seconds, three tenths faster. A PowerXtra kit for turbodiesel models is under development, but there’s no mention of the A200’s 1.33 litre engine.

There’s also an all-stainless steel Brabus sport exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flaps. It is said to offer a wide range of exhaust notes from “decidedly subtle to thrillingly sporty”. One can choose to show or hide it – the exhaust tips can remain hidden behind trim as per stock or be combined with a diffuser and four stainless steel/carbon tips.

Speaking of looks, Brabus’ aerodynamic-enhancement programme is available for A-Class models in AMG Line. The two-piece front spoiler is designed to bolt to the lower section of the production fascia. The flaps with raised sides are claimed to reduce front-axle lift at high speeds. The two elements attached above the two horizontal braces are shaped to direct the air optimally to the side air intakes in the fascia.

The airfoil on the roof isn’t just unmissable, it’s functional. All components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-grade PUR material, the tuner says.

Of course, Brabus Monoblock alloy wheels are available in 17, 18, 19 and 20 inch sizes. For the largest size, 8.5J x 20 rims can be had in three distinctive designs – Monoblock F, R and T. Pair them with Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama 235/30 tyres.

Inside, the catalogue includes leather and Alcantara trim, stainless steel scuff plates with backlit Brabus logo, aluminium pedals and velour floor mats with the tuner’s logo. Brabus says that the Mastik leather it uses is “especially soft and yet particularly durable”.

With the Brabus PowerXtra B 25 S performance kit, the A 250 gets close to the Mercedes-AMG A35’s 306 hp/400 Nm in output terms, but is nowhere near the latter’s 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds. Looks wise, do you prefer the A35, Lorinser’s Green Series or this?


GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz A 250 AMG Line