Published on June 14th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Facelifted Mercedes-Benz A-Class Range Now In Malaysia

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class family has been refreshed for the Malaysian market. Here’s what to expect.

Earlier today, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launched the facelifted A-Class family, with just about the entire range represented including the sedans in A200, A250 4MATIC and AMG A35 4MATIC as well as the 5-door performance hatch, the A45 S 4MATIC+. Sedan models are locally-assembled from the get go with pricing for the A250 4MATIC and A35 4MATIC models still pending approval. Click here to read about the AMG A-Class facelift models in Malaysia.

All facelifted models come with design tweaks including a redesigned radiator grille, flat headlamps, power bulges on the hood, a new rear diffuser. Standard equipment includes LED taillights, LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, dual freestanding 10.25″ displays, the latest MBUX (NTG7) operating system, new digital interfaces, a revised telematics system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an additional USB-C port, fast-charging on all USB ports, Parking Package with reverse camera, Active Parking Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Exit Warning Assist, Active Brake Assist, and Keyless-Go comfort package. In addition, the interior uses a high proportion of recycled materials to cut down on CO2 emissions per passenger car.

Mercedes-Benz A200 Progressive Line (Sedan)

Starting at the entry level, you have the A200 Progressive Line sedan which comes with the 1.3L 4-cylinder turbo engine being the only front wheel driven A-Class model this time around. It features the same 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as before.

The Progressive Line kit comes with a new radiator grille design and 17″ 5 twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in black with high-sheen finish. This entry model comes with new three-dimensionally embossed Artico upholstery and dark carbon-fibre look trim elements.

Pricing for this model is confirmed at RM238,888.


Mercedes-Benz A250 4MATIC AMG Line (Sedan)

One rung up is the A250 4MATIC AMG Line model which gets two major powertrain upgrades. First, the 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo (224hp, 350Nm of torque) here is now mated to an electric motor (10kW, 150Nm of torque) making it a mild hybrid powertrain. The second change is the inclusion of the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is also featured here. This model gets an additional Sports Brake System, which delivers powerful deceleration even with frequent heavy braking.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan A250

The AMG Line kit includes the new three-pointed star pattern grille, 18″ AMG 5 twin spoke light-alloy wheels in tremolite grey with high-sheen finish. Inside, there’s light longitudinal-grain aluminium trim and red contrast topstitching on the Artico / Microcut seats and upholstery.

Pricing has is estimated to be around RM264,000.

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