Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has begun teasing the arrival of the V177 A-Class Sedan on its official Facebook page, which should indicate that a launch is imminent. The model was first revealed globally in July last year, and is an alternative for those who need a little more boot space than what the W177 A-Class Hatchback can offer.

For now, detailed specifications remain a mystery until launch day, and the teaser does little to provide any additional information. In terms of engines, the A-Class Sedan is available with two turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines, or a sole OM608 1.5 litre diesel unit.

As the petrol options are more likely, we’ll focus on them instead. The first of the two is a M282 1.33 litre powerplant that makes 161 hp (163 PS) and 250 Nm, while the M260 2.0 litre unit offers either 188 hp (190 PS) and 300 Nm in the A 220, and 221 hp (224 PS) and 350 Nm in A 250 variants.

In Malaysia, the current A-Class Hatchback comes in A 200 and A 250 variants, both with a seven-speed 7G-DCT wet dual-clutch transmission. We reckon these powertrains should be offered with the A-Class Sedan as well but we’ll have to wait and see.

Like the W177, the A-Class Sedan is built on the Modular Front Architecture 2 (MFA2) platform, but it is longer (4,549 mm) than the hatchback (4,419 mm) and slightly taller (1,446 mm) by comparison (1,440 mm). Both cars share the same width (1,796 mm) and wheelbase (2,729 mm).

The added length and height is said to result in a car that offers greater rear headroom and above-average shoulder and elbow room, while its 420 litre boot is 50 litres more than its five-door sibling.

Inside, the A-Class Sedan shares many common features with the hatchback, including the wide displays that are linked to the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) interface.

We’ll only know more when the A-Class Sedan makes its launch debut here in Malaysia. For now, will you pick the sedan version of the A-Class over the hatchback?

GALLERY: V177 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan