New Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Hot A250 joins four-door range

Mercedes-Benz Australia has launched two new hot variants of its first-generation A-Class small sedan, the front- and all-wheel drive A250, with first deliveries due from later this month.

The FWD A250 is priced from $53,000 plus on-road costs, while its AWD counterparts commands a $6200 premium, of which buyers are also compensated with a longer list of standard equipment.

Both A250s are powered by a 165kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, which is exclusively mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The FWD version comes with black 18-inch alloy wheels and chrome dual exhaust tailpipes.

Inside, a 10.25-inch touchscreen MBUX multimedia system, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, DAB+ digital radio, a 225W sound system with nine speakers, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless smartphone charge and keyless start feature.

Trainspotters will notice the A250's chrome dual exhaust tailpipes. Trainspotters will notice the A250’s chrome dual exhaust tailpipes.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep and steering assist, high-beam assist, traffic sign recognition and a reversing camera.

Stepping up to the AWD variant adds variable-ratio steering, lowered comfort suspension, perforated front brake discs, an AMG body kit, a ‘diamond’ grille insert, rear privacy glass, a panoramic sunroof and keyless entry.

It also bundles in comfort sports seats, Dinamica microfibre upholstery, red contrast stitching, a Nappa leather-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel, stainless-steel sports pedals with rubber studs, and ambient lighting.

The A250 pair slots in between the entry-level A180 ($46,200) and A200 ($50,900), and flagship AMG A35 ($72,500) in the Audi A3-rivalling A-Class sedan line-up.

The A250 features a pair of 10.25-inch displays inside. The A250 features a pair of 10.25-inch displays inside.

2020 Mercedes-Benz A250 sedan pricing before on-road costs

Variant Transmission Cost
FWD automatic $53,000
AWD automatic $59,200