The new 2020 Mercedes-Benz A250 sedans are now in Australia, rounding out the local 2020 A-Class sedan line-up.
There are two A250 sedan variants available: the front-wheel-drive A250 from $53,000 and the all-wheel-drive A250 4Matic from $59,200. (Both prices exclude on-road costs.)
The 2020 A250 sedan models slot in just above the entry A180 ($46,200) and A200 ($50,900) models, and well below the hero Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan ($72,500).
Power in these two mid-range hotties is provided by the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder engine that drives the A250 hatch, offering 165kW and 350Nm.
Power is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel consumption and 0-100km/h acceleration figures are listed at 6.4L/100km and 6.3 seconds for the A250, and 6.6L/100km and 6.3 seconds (yes, identical) for the A250 4Matic.
Standard kit in the A250 sedan includes two 10.25-inch screens for the centre and instrument displays, digital radio and Mercedes's new MBUX infotainment with 225W nine-speaker sound. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard (wired), along with wireless charging.
There's also a sports steering wheel with touch-sensitive controllers and shift paddles, a reversing camera, Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and Adaptive Highbeam Assist.
On the outside, there's 18-inch alloy wheels and a twin-pipe, chrome-look exhaust system.
Stepping up to the all-wheel-drive 4Matic model also adds additional equipment, including the Keyless-Go system, Comfort Sports seats in 'Dinamica' microfibre trim, brushed stainless steel pedals, ambient lighting, a Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel and a panoramic glass sunroof.
Exterior appeal is boosted with AMG styling elements, the now familiar 'diamond' grille patterning, and dark-tinted rear windows.
The A250 4Matic also gains extra performance features, picking up the Sports Direct steering pack, perforated front brake discs and lowered comfort suspension.
The A-Class sedan has a 430-litre boot (60L up on the hatch), while its aerodynamic efficiency figure of 0.22cd is the lowest ever recorded for a passenger vehicle, according to the German marque.
2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan pricing for Australia
- Mercedes-Benz A 180 Sedan $46,200
- Mercedes-Benz A 200 Sedan $50,900
- Mercedes-Benz A 250 Sedan $53,000
- Mercedes-Benz A 250 4MATIC Sedan $59,200
- Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC $72,500