A Class facelift taken down the spicy road by Lorinser image

The German tuning specialist has decided the A Class compact – recently refreshed – is in need of a new tuning kit specifically tailored for the customer’ needs.

The package is still a work in progress – most likely due to the novelty of the facelifted A Class – and this stage currently includes a modified rear bumper with an add-on part and an updated diffuser to make the premium five-door hatchback more aggressive from behind. We also noticed the custom exhaust system with quad tips and the company says the owner can have lots of alloy wheel designs ranging in sizes from 18 to 19 inches. The changed character – which is inclined towards sportiness now – is matched by a power bump when opting for the Mercedes A 250 4MATIC model. The version will now have 245 hp (182 kW) at 5, 400 rpm, which is up 34 hp from the regular version. More importantly the torque jump stands out from the normal 258 pound-feet (350 Newton meters) with 354 lb-ft (480 Nm.)

Lorinser has been coy about sharing the new performance specifications, but the added oomph should go a few tenths of a second to trump the sprint to 62 miles (100 kilometers) per hour which in the standard A250 4MATIC is resolved in 6.4 seconds, so we’re expecting something in the range of 6.2 seconds. We could also envision a slight uptick of the maximum speed from the regular 149 mph (240 km/h). The pricing is also not spectacular: Lorinser is asking €680 for the rear bumper add-on part, €990 for the exhaust, and €990 for the power increase, all prices without VAT.