Time for a brand new hybrid Mercedes-Benz to adorn your parking lot or driveway?
Mercedes-Benz has launched facelifts of its W177 A-Class and W247 B-Class, and they are now on display at Mercedes-Benz Centre at 301 Alexandra Road.
Starting off with the A-Class, there will be a 48-volt mild hybrid system paired to a 1,332cc four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Available in both sedan (saloon) and hatchback configurations, the A 180 Progressive puts out a COE Category A-friendly 130hp and 230Nm of torque. The A 200 AMG Line ups the ante to 163hp and 270Nm of torque.
Power is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the mild hybrid adds 13.6hp to the engine when some extra grunt is needed for acceleration from a standstill. The mild hybrid system can also power the car along during specific steady-state cruise conditions with the petrol engine shut off, and regenerate its batteries while slowing down.
Through the addition of the mild hybrid system, Mercedes-Benz has made the popular A-Class more frugal with the A 180 Progressive boasting a claimed 6.2-litres/100km or 16.1km/litre combined-cycle fuel economy.
If more power for more thrills is needed, Mercedes-Benz also has the AMG A 35 4MATIC and AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ in both sedan and hatchback guise for the former, and hatchback only for the latter.
For proper hot sedan-ery/hatch-ery, the AMG A 35 puts out 306hp and 400Nm, but the AMG A 45 S is even more mental and rocket down the road with a giddy-inducing 421hp and 500Nm of torque. 0-100km/h is dispatched in 4.7-seconds and 3.9-seconds respectively.
Both AMGs are powered by a two-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and put their power down to the road via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive. Like their daily-driven siblings, both AMGs also feature mild hybrid technology to make the daily commute a bit more frugal.
Also launched is the facelifted B-Class Sports Tourer, available as the B 180 Progressive and shares the same COE Category A-friendly engine specifications with its A 180 Progressive cousin.
Both the A-Class and B-Class also receive mildly refreshed looks on the outside and the latest generation MBUX infotainment system on the inside.
Prices are $234,888 for the A 180 Progressive Hatchback, and $236,888 for the A 180 Progressive Saloon and B 180 Progressive.
For more information, contact Mercedes-Benz Singapore.