Johannesburg - The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is set to go on sale in South Africa in August, but it’s now ready to configure on the company’s local website, with prices starting just below the half-a-million mark.
Only two petrol models will be available at launch, in the form of an A200 starting at R499 000, and an A250 Sport listed at R593 300. The out-going range started at R461 209.
The A200 is powered by the company’s new 1.33-litre turbopetrol rated at 120kW and 250Nm and the A250 gets a GTI-chasing 2-litre turbopetrol that’s good for 165kW and 350Nm. In both cases the front wheels are driven through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission linked to steering mounted shift paddles.
At this dealers are unsure whether the A180d, which is powered by an 85kW/260Nm 1.5 turbodiesel, will be offered locally.
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