The W177 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan is now on sale in Malaysia, and the fully-imported (CBU) model is available in two flavours – the A 200 Progressive Line and A 250 AMG Line. They are priced at RM229,888 and RM267,888 respectively, and included in the price is a four-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Noteworthy exterior features include the standard LED High Performance headlights (not the top-spec Multibeam units) with auto high beam, 18-inch alloys and visible exhaust exits, whereas the cabin gets the full A-Class treatment, complete with a large freestanding display panel, round turbine-style air vents, as well as a 64-colour ambient lighting system with 10 colour themes.

For engines, the A 200 is powered by a 1.33 litre M282 four-cylinder turbo engine that makes 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque. It’s paired to a new Getrag seven-speed wet dual clutch transmission, enabling a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h. The combined fuel consumption rating is 5.4 litres per 100 km.

Meanwhile, the A 250 gets a 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine, churning out 224 hp and 350 Nm. It hits the 100 km/h mark in 6.3 seconds, reaches a top speed of 250 km/h and has a combined fuel consumption rating of 6.3 litres per 100 km. It also gets a dual-clutch (wet clutch) transmission, although it’s Mercedes’ own unit.

Both models ride on comfort suspension, with passive dampers and a 15 mm lower ride height than standard. The A 250 is the only one to come with multilink rear suspension, whereas the A 200 receives a new, simpler torsion beam setup. Safety-wise, all models get seven airbags, Active Brake Assist (autonomous emergency braking), a tyre pressure monitoring system and Active Parking Assist with a reverse camera.

GALLERY: W177 Mercedes-Benz A 200 Progressive Line