Mercedes-Benz Malaysia reports first quarter results

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine introduced.  

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has announced its first quarter sales results at the media introduciion of the A-Class Limousine in the capital city. The A-Class Limo was introduced at the onset of the KL Fashion Week, hosted by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.

For the first quarter of the year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia tallied a total of 2,944 units in the first three months. This translates to a 2.4 percent market share in the Luxury segment. The results indicate that the Three-point Star has a notch up on its Munich rival.

As the number one premium market leaders with a total of 2,944 vehicles delivered to customers in the first quarter, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia was able to achieve a best-ever sales in March with 1,334 vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine

The New A-Class was unveiled in a grand manner last year, with the hatchback version. This time around, the A-Class gets extended with a Limousine version being unveiled. When people think of limousine, it’s usually a ‘stretched’ transporter and most of the time, it is a horrid looking car. But, the A-Class L surprisingly comes with a very sleek and dynamic look. The model comes in two variants A200 Progressive Line and A250 AMG Line, with price starting from RM229,888.

With the latest design language characterized by clear structures and sensual surfaces, the A-Class L boasts a high level of safety innovative driving assistance systems and the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system with that ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice command.

A-Class L Sedan has these dimensions: 4609 mm length, 1796 mm width, 1460 mm height and unless otherwise noted, the wheelbase is 2789 mm. The longer wheelbase is 60 mm longer than in the hatchback model to enable a boot space of 420 liters. The boot opening is very large with a width of 950 mm and a diagonal of 462 mm between lock and lower edge of the rear window. This allows comfortable loading and unloading, even of larger luggage items.

Interior-wise, the cabin has a unique architecture, shaped in particular by the avant-garde design of the dashboard. Plenty of intelligent drive functions are derived from the flagship S-Class. For the first time, the A-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations. To do this, it keeps a close eye on the traffic situation: improved camera and radar systems allow it to see up to 500m ahead. The A-Class also uses map and navigation data for assistance functions.

At the market launch, the A200 L is available with a four-cylinder engine, a displacement of 1.4 liters with power output of 163 hp/250 Nm. As for the A250 AMG Line, it has a 2.0-liter engine to punch greater performance of 224 hp/350 Nm.

The A-Class L has loads of safety and assistance systems, such as; KEYLESS-GO, 64-colors ambient lighting and the Parking Package. Additionally, standard features include the MBUX infotainment system with touchscreen, and driving assistance systems of the latest generation such as Active Brake Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

Both variants come with seven body colors and the essential black-themed interior with ARTICO Leather and DINAMICA.

A-Class specifications

M A 200 Progressive Line A 250 AMG Line
No of cylinders L4 L4
cc 1,332 1,991
Output kW/hp 120 (163)/5500 165 (224)/5500
Torque 250/1620 350/1800
Acceleration 8.1 6.3
Top speed (km/h) 230 250
Price RM 229,888 RM 267,888 (est)

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