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Making its debut back in 2013, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been one of the top-selling models from the Mercedes-Benz catalogue. And today the German car maker is ready to surprise the Malaysian fans once again as they take the covers off their new line-up of facelifted A-Class comprising of the new A180 Urban Line, A200 AMG Line, A250 Sport, and the A45 AMG 4MATIC.

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“The new A-Class is set to redefine the premium compact car market and cement the pole position as the leading premium brand,” said Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. “With newly-introduced innovations and added features, the A-Class will now meet and exceed the wishes and expectations of our many loyal fans as well as our new customers,” he added.

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Already looking sporty since its 2013 debut, the new A-Class now receives a more arrow shaped front bumper, inspired from the Concept A-Class in 2011. It also gets new LED high performance headlamps…

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…and newly designed tail lamps with dual tailpipe trim integrated flush into the bumper.

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On the inside, the instrument cluster gets a tubular design with classy dial graphics and anodised switches, a large, free-standing and frameless display infotainment system now available in a larger 8-inch display, new colours and materials, as well as new finishes in the dashboard.

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To ensure the driver gets the best out of their vehicles, Mercedes-Benz had installed the Dynamic Select button to adjust the vehicle characteristics at the touch of a button. The system modifies the engine, transmission, steering and air conditioning and comes with four driving modes of “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Eco”, and “Individual”.

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The A-Class also comes with a drowsiness detection system called the Attention Assist where it is able to give its driver comprehensive support and protection within an extended speed range (60-200km/h). Other features include the Collision Prevention Assist Plus which extends the functions of the previous Collision Prevention Assist.

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Since the A200, A250 and the A45 AMG have been around in the line-up, let us first look at the new addition into the A-Class family called the A180 Urban Line. Powered by a new four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine, the A180 gets 122-horsepower at 5,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,250-4,000rpm. With a zerotohundred time of 8.6 seconds and a top speed of 202km/h, the A180 is priced at RM 195,888.

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The A200 also gets the 1.6-liter Inline-four engine but with a higher output of 156-horsepower at 5,300rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1,250-4,000rpm. Faster in the zerotohundred sprint by 0.8 seconds compared to the A180, it has a top speed of 224km/h and comes with a price tag of RM 205,888.

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The A250 Sport gets the larger 2.0-liter inline-four with 211-horsepower and 350Nm of torque. Paired with a 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission, it does a zerotohundred in a brisk 6.4 seconds and has a top speed of 240km/h. The A250 is priced at RM 238,888.

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But the highlight of the day has got to be the A45 AMG 4MATIC where it rolls with a massive 381-horsepower and 475Nm coming from a 2.0-liter inline-four engine. The fastest from the four, zerotohundred takes only 4.2 seconds and will keep on accelerating until it hits the top speed of 250km/h. The A45 AMG is priced at RM 348,888.