Tuners have just started to get a taste of the all-new Mercedes A-Class hatchback and Brabus obviously couldn’t stay away.
The Bottrop-based aftermarket company has released its first interpretation of the premium compact hatch and it’s quite a comprehensive package. Brabus designers and engineers tweaked the vehicle’s aerodynamics, engine, and interior. The enhancement program starts with a new aerodynamic kit that is only available for AMG Line models, for now.
Add-on parts made from high-grade PUR material
At the front, the package features a two-piece front spoiler designed for the lower section of the production bumper, while the flaps with raised sides are said to further reduce front-axle lift at high speeds. Additionally, the two Brabus elements attached above the two horizontal braces are shaped to direct the airstream to the side air intakes in the fascia.
At the rear, the sizable roof spoiler improves both the car’s aerodynamic balance and appearance. Other modifications include a diffuser-look insert at the lower end of the rear fascia and quad round exhausts available in stainless steel and carbon. The sports exhaust system features actively controlled flaps, offering a wide range of exhaust notes.
17-, 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheels available
The Brabus Monoblock alloy wheels and the pointier side skirts dominate the 2019 A-Class‘ profile. The rims are available with diameters of 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches. The largest available option is the 8.5×20 wheel, which comes in three distinctive designs (Monoblock F, R, and T) and is shod with high-performance 235/30 R20 tires from Continental, Pirelli, and Yokohama.
As always, the interior updates are more subtle and include stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit Brabus logo, aluminum pedals, and velour floor mats. For those customers who want an overhaul of the cabin, Brabus can upholster the interior in Mastik leather and fine Alcantara in any color or design.
Upgraded 2.0-liter turbo-four pumps out more torque than the A35
Performance-wise, the only available power kit available at the moment for the Mercedes-Benz A 250 (both in FWD or AWD guise) is the Brabus PowerXtra B 25 S. The stock 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine gains 46 PS (46 hp) and 80 Nm (59 lb-ft) for a total of 270 hp (267 hp) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque — 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) more than the Mercedes-AMG A35.
To achieve those numbers, Brabus fitted larger ducting to the airbox, retuned boost pressure control, and reprogrammed the ECU with new mapping for the injection and ignition. As a result, the Brabus-tuned A 250 now covers the 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 5.9 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Power kits for diesel A-Class models are currently under development.
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