Mercedes Benz has unveiled its most powerful A-Class yet - the range-topping A 200 Turbo. Available from October through all UK retailers, the new model adds a high performance edge to the popular range, which was launched in February 2005.
Both three and five-door variants are available, costing £20,695 and £21,295 respectively. Despite its hot hatch credentials, the A 200 Turbo’s insurance group is a competitive 14E.Fast yet frugal
Under the bonnet of the new car is a turbocharged 2035 cc four-cylinder engine, developing 193 hp and 280 Nm. Its 0-62 mph time is dispatched in 7.5 seconds with the standard six-speed manual gearbox ( reduced to 7.3 seconds with optional AUTOTRONIC transmission) and quickly leads to a top speed of 141 mph, where permitted. But the power isn’t delivered at the expense of frugality, with a combined fuel consumption of 34.9 mpg - and carbon dioxide emissions are a respectable 192 g/km.
The A 200 Turbo isn’t just about performance, though - there’s luxury in abundance, too. Standard specification for the new model is generous. In addition to the already well-specified Avantgarde SE model line, the Turbo model adds a number of exterior enhancements:
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