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Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specs for the new A250 4Matic, set to arrive Down Under in November.
The range-topping A250 offers 165kW of power and 350Nm of torque, put to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It’ll hit 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, while claimed combined fuel consumption is 6.6L/100km.
Up to 50 per cent of power can be shuffled to the rear wheels through an electro-mechanically controlled central clutch, but it’s essentially a front-wheel drive car on a dry, straight road. Where base A-Class variants get a torsion-beam suspension down back, the range-topper has a four-link setup.
As with the A200, the A250 rides on 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, and includes a dual-screen MBUX infotainment system comprising two 10.25-inch displays. LED headlights with high-beam assist, keyless start, and wireless phone charging as standard.
On the safety front, you get nine airbags, autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition and a rear-view camera.