Bottrop, Germany - The Mercedes-Benz A250 has always tiptoed around the borderline between 'warm' and 'hot' in the performance hatch hierarchy, but renowned German tuner Brabus has now thrust it firmly into the latter category with its series of visual and performance upgrades.
The Brabus B 25 S performance kit boosts the A250 into new performance territory, with outputs rising to 199kW and 430Nm, from the standard car’s 165kW/350Nm. A 0-100km/h sprint now takes 5.9 seconds, according to Brabus, down from 6.5s.
All this is achieved through a modified ECU, with reprogrammed mapping for the injection and ignition, and a retuned boost pressure control system, while breathing is improved by larger ducts for the airbox.
Owners can look forward to a better soundtrack too, thanks to an all-stainless Brabus sports exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flaps.
Dieselheads won’t be left out of the equation as there are plans afoot to introduce modifications for the A-Class turbodiesel models, although no further details have been provided as yet.