New Mercedes-Benz A 250 4MATIC hatch confirmed for NZ
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The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class range is set to receive a healthy performance boost before the end of the year with a soon-to-be released A 250 4MATIC confirmed for the New Zealand market.
Available for a limited time, the A 250 4MATIC arrives with the same levels of standard equipment as the A 200, but adds more power and all-wheel drive traction.
The M 260 four-cylinder engine in the A 250 4MATIC is essentially a further development of the previous M 270, which now produces 165kW of power and 350Nm of torque.
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Combined with the standard 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission, the A 250 4MATIC is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds and deliver combined fuel consumption is 6.6L per 100 km.
Mercedes-Benz say the 4MATIC system has been developed further, with the the driver now able to influence the all-wheel drive system's characteristics even more than before, offering a more involved driving experience and improved efficiency.
Drive torque distribution between the front and rear axles is fully variable. Depending on the driving situation, 100 per cent of the drive torque can be directed to the front axle (e.g. when driving straight ahead with no increased slip at the front axle), or in some cases up to 50 per cent can be directed to the rear axle if for better traction in corners.
As with the A 200, the Mercedes-Benz A 250 4MATIC packages 18-inch alloy wheels, MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit with two 10.25-inch digital screens, Touchscreen Central Display with Navigation, standard LED headlights with Adaptive High Beam Assist, keyless start and wireless charging.
The A 250 4MATIC also arrives with a host of standard safety equipment such as nine air bags, Active Brake Assist with semiautonomous braking function, Active Parking Assist, Active Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Assist with exit warning, Traffic Sign Assist and reversing camera.
The new A 250 4MATIC will be available from all authorised Mercedes-Benz dealerships in November 2018 and is priced from $63,900, joining the A 200 priced from $60,900.