Mercedes-Benz Malaysia have announced the availability of two new model variants in its new generation compact car range; the B 200 Progressive Line and GLA 200 Style. The models are priced at RM239,888 and RM223,888 respectively.
Mercedes-Benz B 200 Progressive Line
The all-new Mercedes-Benz B 200 Progressive Line is now more dynamic and agile on the road, with greater comfort and space. It is now more practical and chic than ever, making it the perfect car for the whole family. It comes with the 1.3-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces an output of 120 kW (163 hp) and maximum torque of 250 Nm, giving it an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 8.2 seconds.
With the Progressive Line exterior, the B-Class has a characteristic that combines the best of both worlds – functional meets accomplished sportiness. The design and equipment line substantially enhances the car with radiator grille with silver-painted twin louvre and chrome insert, front apron with chrome insert, side sill panels and the 18-inch 5-twin spoke light-alloy wheels, giving it dynamic proportions. The relatively squat, progressive front end with flowing transition from bonnet to A-pillar and on to the windscreen, along with the muscular shoulder of the body, underlines the sporty overall look.
At the back, the width of the vehicle is accentuated by two-part lamps, reflectors integrated in the bumper and a distinctive black bumper bottom section with diffuser look and chrome trim strip. The large roof spoiler, along with high-gloss black spoilers at the sides of the rear window, makes for improved aerodynamics while ensuring a sporty appearance.
Its interior features a welcoming, wrap-around cabin which sweeps seamlessly from the dashboard, centre console and around into the doors. With the ARTICO leather upholstery in black, Comfort Seats and black
The centre console with touch-based control and input system comes with a black panel look similar to the E-Class. The ambient lighting with 64 colours and ten colour worlds is unique in this segment, allows individual adjustments to suit the mood.
The new B-Class is also the second car model after the A-Class to feature the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system. Its other strengths include touch screen control as well as a high-resolution Widescreen cockpit, navigation display with Augmented Reality technology plus intelligent plus voice control with natural speech recognition, which is activated by saying “Hey Mercedes”.
The new B-Class comes with driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support, lending a helping hand while on the road, keeping families out of harm’s way. It comes with the Blind Spot Assist – radar sensors that monitor the areas directly alongside and behind the car. It helps warn the driver when there are objects detected while changing lanes. It also comes with the Active Brake Assist, which can help mitigate the severity of rear-end collisions with slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles ahead.
Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Style
The new 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine of the GLA 200 Style produces an output of 225kW (156 hp) and torque of 250 Nm. It complements with the 7G-DCT transmission that keeps the turbo engine’s power on point and acceleration from 0 -100km/h in 8.1 seconds.
The Style Line exterior of the updated GLA 200 underscored the high-quality SUV look with a host of details. These include expressive 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and additional inserts in high-gloss chrome on the radiator trim in matt iridium silver. The beltline trim strip and the load sill guard also feature an elegant chrome finish.
On the inside, the luxury seats finished in ARTICO man-made leather and Macapá fabric feature an innovative pattern inspired by tyre tracks which lends the interior a special off-road touch
The GLA 200 Style also comes with smartphone integration that links the mobile phone with the media system via Apple® CarPlay® and Android Auto®. It provides convenient access to the most important applications from the smartphone, projected onto the 8.0-inch media display.
Comfortable, sporty, efficient – personalized vehicle settings customised with the DYNAMIC SELECT switch in the upper control panel. With the selected transmission mode, parameters such as the characteristics of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering characteristics are adjusted to suit your chosen mode.
In addition to the safety and assistance package is the ATTENTION ASSIST – protection against drowsiness by preventing the risk of micro sleep increases especially on long journeys and when driving at night. The GLA 200 also comes with the Active Brake PRE-SAFE® system, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and LED High Performance headlamps.
Mercedes-Benz B 200 Progressive Line — RM239,888
– 1.3L turbocharged 4 cylinder
– 163 hp (5,500 rpm)
– 350 Nm (1,620 – 4,000 rpm)
– 0-100 km/h in 8.2 seconds
– Vmax 223 km/h
Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Style — RM223,888
– 1.6L turbocharged 4 cylinder
– 156 hp (5,300 rpm)
– 250 Nm (1,250 – 4,000 rpm)
– 0-100 km/h in 8.1 seconds
– Vmax 215 km/h