Mercedes-Benz Thailand has introduced the A-Class Sedan, available initially as a CBU import. The sole variant brought in is the A 200 in AMG Dynamic spec, priced at 2.49 million baht
If that sounds hefty for the brand’s smallest sedan, it is – the V177 was launched in Malaysia in April, priced at RM229,888 for the A 200 Progressive Line and RM267,888 for the A 250 AMG Line. We haven’t seen many around though, perhaps because the CBU import is priced close to the locally assembled W205 C-Class.
At 4,549 mm long, the A-Class Sedan is 130 mm longer than the its W177 A-Class hatchback sister, although the 2,729 mm wheelbase remains. The booted variant’s cargo capacity is 420 litres, 50L more than the hatch.
Under the hood, the A 200 uses a 1.33 litre M282 turbo-four, developed in conjunction with Renault. It makes 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque from 1,620 to 4,000 rpm. Paired to a new Getrag seven-speed wet dual-clutch automatic, the 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 8.1 seconds on to a 230 km/h top speed. The A 250’s 2.0L turbo is good for 224 hp, 350 Nm, 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and 250 km/h max.
The A-Class Sedan stands alone in the Land of Smiles, as the Audi A3 Sedan is not sold there and BMW’s 1 Series Sedan is reserved for selected markets such as China and Mexico.