2019 Mercedes A 200 vs. A 250: Acceleration and Top Speed Comparison

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You guys keep asking for the entry-level Mercedes experience because they sold about three million MFA-based cars already. And this year, things got a little weirder with more Renault engines. In addition to the 1.5 diesel, you can now get a 1.3, the most powerful version of which is found in the A 200.
Yes, we thought that MINI was silly with a 1.3-liter engine, but now you can get one in a Mercedes. The A 200 has the most potent version at 163 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. We know that you don't need much more than that in a compact car. This independent test drive shows how the car reached 100 km/h in about 8.5 seconds and pushed forward to 200 km/h in 28 seconds.

It's not a bad setup. But most non-premium cars now offer 1.5-liter turbo units with up to around 180, and something like the Ford Focus or the Honda Civic could feel a little faster than this Mercedes.

The other gasoline model available at the launch was the A 250, which still uses a 2-liter turbo like before, just one that delivers 224 HP instead of 211. The same video reveals how the red hatch achieves 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and makes it to 200 km/h in 25.7 seconds.

There are other differences between these two. For example, the A 250 has been equipped with the AMG Line body kit, which makes it look just like the A35 hot hatch minus the twin exhaust. We figure this sporty look favors the A-Class, since it's so small and low. Since the A-hatch came out, new engines have also been added, like the 2.0-liter diesel in the 200 and 220d.

Also, the more powerful model comes equipped with a fully independent rear suspension setup, while lesser ones now have a torsion beam rear axle, though both have the same gearbox. This also means you can have AWD for the A 250, not that you'd need it.

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