Mercedes-Benz Philippines brings in a new variant of the A-Class sedan. Called the Mercedes-Benz A180 AMG Line Sedan, Mercedes-Benz Philippines gives its entry-level sedan a sportier design and more equipment at a relatively accessible price for a luxury car.
Like the A-Class hatch, the A-Class sedan utilizes the brand’s Sensual Purity design language which debuted in the CLS. Up front, the A180 AMG Line has a stylish grille that’s flanked by LED headlights with the “torch-like” LED daytime running lights. The hood is lower, giving it a sleeker, more elongated appearance. Of course, its major difference compared to the A-Class hatch is the addition of a trunk, making the A-Class sedan noticeably longer than its hatch counterpart. Now, because this is the AMG Line variant, Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level luxury sedan gains a sportier front and rear bumper, AMG-specific 18-inch 5-twin spoke alloy wheels, painted front brake calipers with the Mercedes-Benz logo, and a chrome-plated beltline.
Once settled in, you’re greeted to a revolutionary interior that’s filled with interesting shapes and surfaces. The Mercedes-Benz A180 AMG Line Sedan’s interior is highlighted by the twin 7-inch screens for the digital gauge cluster and MBUX infotainment system. MBUX learns your frequently used functions so it can predictively suggest what destination or app you should use. It also has an intuitive voice command along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Other interior amenities include the Light and Sight package, which provides functional comfort-and-safety-enhancing lighting, as well as ambient lighting that lends the interior even more luxurious atmosphere.
Under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz A180 AMG Line is a 1.3-liter inline-4 turbocharged petrol engine that produces 136hp and 200Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Safety is also a highlight in the Mercedes-Benz A180 AMG Line Sedan. It comes as standard with Attention Assist, which detects the onset of drowsiness based on steering behavior and can alert the driver on an impending microsleep. Lastly, automatic emergency braking (marketed as Active Brake Assist) is also equipped as standard, which can prevent a collision from happening in the first place.
The Mercedes-Benz A180 AMG Line Sedan is now on sale on all Mercedes-Benz dealers from P2,790,000. Would you pick this over the recently-launched BMW 218i GranCoupe?