In a nutshell
- Two new models added to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class range.
- They are ‘Exclusive Edition’ and ‘Exclusive Edition Plus’.
- They’re actually based on the existing AMG Line Executive and Premium Plus specifications, but with subtle additions.
- Available to order now, first deliveries are expected to arrive, in rapid fashion, by November.
The Mercedes-Benz A Class has just got that little bit more tempting - with two new models added to the already-extensive range.
Prior to this latest announcement, the premium hatch could be had in a very decent choice of spec levels.
Base is the SE, followed by Sport, Sport Executive, AMG Line, AMG Line Executive, AMG Line Premium, AMG Line Premium Plus and Executive Edition, with prices beginning at £24,095, or available to lease from £259 per month.
Now two new additions have joined the fray - ‘Exclusive Edition’ and ‘Exclusive Edition Plus’ - priced from £31,305 and £37,320 respectively.
So where do these new models fall in the A-Class line-up?
The new Exclusive Edition is based on the AMG Line Executive when it comes to equipment - and the AMG Line Executive already comes as standard with the innovative MBUX infotainment system, including the ‘Hey Mercedes’ virtual assistant, and a 10.25-inch high-resolution media display.
On top of this, the Exclusive Edition adds a ‘Night Package’ that features privacy glass, ‘edition’ badging, ‘edition’ floor mats, a black radiator grille, and new black upholstery with contrast grey stitching.
The new Exclusive Edition also boasts 19-inch AMG alloys in titanium grey, as well as a panoramic sunroof and eye-catching 64 colour ambient lighting.
And as you can probably guess, the Exclusive Edition Plus – available on 190hp A 220 d and the 224 hp A 250 engines – takes things up a notch further.
Based on the Premium Plus line, it adds ‘designo mountain grey magno’ paint, illuminated door sills, keyless go, multi-beam LED headlights with adaptive highbeam assist, augmented reality sat-nav, an uprated sound system, as well as 19-inch AMG cross-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in black.
As before with the A-Class, there’s three petrol engines that produce either 136hp, 163hp, or 224hp, while the three diesel mills have power outputs of 116hp, 150hp and 190hp.
And while the A 200 Exclusive Edition can be had with a six speed manual box, the rest of the ‘Exclusive’ range come with either a 7 or 8 speed auto box .
In terms of tax, CO2 emissions across the Exclusive spec run from between 140-163 g/km, so you may want to choose your mill carefully.
But when it comes to performance, the range topping A 250 is a winner.
Here a 2.0 litre unit produces enough power to take the A-Class from 0-62mpgh in just 6.2 seconds, and then on to a top speed of 155mph.
The two new models are available to order now, with first deliveries expected to arrive in November.
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