Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG Line - One Of The Brand's Most Affordable Models
HWM Singapore|April 2019

Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG Line.

Kenny Yeo

Everyone wants a bigger slice of pie but the question is: how can we get it? For many luxury brands, the answer is quite straightforward. Simply offer more affordable products so that more consumers may be able to buy them. The A-Class is Mercedes-Benz’s solution to this problem.

Though the A-Class is one of the brand’s most affordable models, it never really feels that way. Nobody wants to be reminded that they bought the entry-level model and the A-Class, thanks to its myriad of gizmos, manages to pull off the rare trick of feeling like a more expensive product.

The latest A-Class is Mercedes’ fourth generation - the first was introduced over twenty years ago. Over the past two decades, the A-Class has evolved, growing bigger, faster, and more refined with each iteration. The latest model is a handsome car. Looks, of course, is subjective but I think if you ask ten people at random, at least half of them are going to say that the A-Class is a looker. The narrowly angled headlights along with the large grille and purposeful-looking front intakes give the new A-Class a modern and sporty look. The AMG Line model that I tested takes things up a notch with larger wheels, a chrome pin diamond grille, and lowered suspension.

There are big changes to the interior. Say goodbye to old-school analog dials because the instrument panel is entirely digital. In place of analog dials is a single 10.25-inch high-resolution display that is sharp, crisp, and highly customizable. For instance, if you are traveling to somewhere unfamiliar and you need a clearer view of the map, you can do away with the standard tachometer and speedometer displays and bring up the navigation map to full-screen.

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