Mercedes-Benz Philippines is adding yet another car to its extensive portfolio. Following the release of the E180 sedan, the company has turned its attention to the A-Class Sedan. Having launched the four-door A-Class in A 180d form, they have expanded the compact sedan range.
New to the local A-Class sedan range is the A 180 AMG Line. Not only does it come with sportier looks, but it also comes with a different engine as well. Instead of a turbo-diesel engine, the A 180 AMG Line is powered by a turbocharged 1.3-liter gas engine. But while its engine size is small, it does deliver 136 PS and, more importantly, 200 Nm of torque. It then shifts through a seven-speed automatic transmission dubbed the 7G-Tronic.
With AMG Line affixed to its name, the A 180 Sedan gets several cosmetic enhancements. There's the diamond-effect grill that adds more brightwork to the front end. It also comes with a more aggressive-looking front bumper with a lip apron for a sportier vibe. The corner air intakes have also been altered with strakes instead of a honeycomb pattern.
The AMG Line also adds a pair of side skirts on the compact sedan. It also gives the car a unique rear bumper with a pair of corner air outlets and a bumper diffuser. Wheel and tire combinations are larger, and it now sports 18-inch AMG alloys. Aside from the kit and wheels, the car itself sits lower than the A 180d as it rides on a sports suspension which is included in the AMG Line package.
Inside, it comes with features such as the MBUX infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped seats and steering wheel, and memory seat function for the driver's seat. There's also the aircraft-inspired aircon vents, as well as the unique touchpad on the center console for controlling the infotainment system. As for the infotainment system itself, it packs Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and intelligent voice control that can be activated by saying 'Hey Mercedes'.
On to its safety features and it comes with seven airbags which includes one for the driver's knees. Anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, stability control, and anti-skid control are (unsurprisingly) standard in the A 180 AMG Line. But even if the A-Class Sedan is the smallest four-door from Mercedes-Benz, the local models all come with adaptive cruise control, Attention Assist, forward collision warning, and even automatic emergency braking.
The Mercedes-Benz A 180 AMG Line starts at Php 2,790,000, which is the same as the diesel-powered A 180d sedan.