Earlier today, Mercedes-Benz India launched the much anticipated A-Class premium hatchback, which is an all new segment in the country, which will later be joined by BMW 1-Series and Volvo V40 Cross Country. The company has offered the new beast in both petrol and diesel models which offer one variant each. Its petrol variant is called the Sport while the diesel variant is named the Style.
A-Class is the smallest car in the Mercedes Benz line-up at present, and it has already proved a great success in Europe, with over 90,000 bookings in just few months after its launch, in India the success of this hatch is yet to be seen! To make the car more popular in India, the A-Class will have many individualisation options, including wheels, spoilers (front and back), body decals among others.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sport which is one such variant of petrol model is priced at Rs 22.73 lakh (Ex-showroom Mumbai). It comes loaded with a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol motors that belts out max power of 121 BHP and top torque of 200 Nm. The motor accelerates the car from 0-100 kph in 9.2 seconds before attaining a top speed of 202 kph. It returns 15.5 kmpl of mileage on long roads.
On the other hand, the A-Class Style diesel has been powered with a 2.2-litre diesel engine which produces max power of 109 BHP along with peak torque of 260 Nm. It offers mileage of around 20.07 kmpl on long drives. The car reaches triple digit speed from rest in 10.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190 kph. Both the models of the youth generation targeting luxury hatchback are mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission along with paddle shifters.
The car comes with 17-inch smoked grey alloy wheels and at a length of 4292mm, width of 1780mm and height of 1433mm, is huge for a hatchback. Standard equipment includes 7 airbags, ABS and ESP, Bi-xenon headlamps, Acceleration skid control, attention assist Adaptive brake lights, brake assist, Hill start assist, electric parking brake, tyre pressure monitor and many more. To offer better fuel efficiency, it has been equipped with Mercedes’ ECO Start/Stop function.
There is sad news though, the A-Class will not be offered in the blue colour they advertised the car in! Paint options limited to Jupiter Red, Cirrus White and Polar Silver Metallic for now. Hope they bring new paint options soon.
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