Mercedes-Benz India has launched the A-Class premium luxury hatchback in Mumbai today. The A-Class does have a more eye-catching design than the B-Class. Mercedes believes that this product will herald the new era of compact luxury cars in India.
The all new A-Class was launched by Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. It will be priced at Rs.21.94 lakh for the A 180 CDI Style variant and Rs.22.74 lakh for the A 180 Sport (ex-showroom Mumbai).
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It has a 1.6 litre, 4 cylinder petrol engine and a 2.2 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine with streamlined aerodynamic design ensuring minimalistic drag coefficient of 0.27. That comes equipped with 7 Airbags, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ASR (Acceleration Skid Control), electric parking brake, ABS (Antilock Braking System), Brake Assist System, Attention Assist and Hill Start Assist making it one of the safest cars on Indian roads.
The A-Class also features the ECO start/stop function as standard which makes the A-Class particularly economical. The engines are mated with the 7G-DCT 7 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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The front is rather sporty in appearance and the radiator grille sports 302 diamond resembling pins with the Mercedes logo decorating the center. You also get Bi-Xenon lamps and LEDs behind the headlamp.
The cover glass, Mercedes claims has been arranged to create the “flare effect” for the daytime running lamps and indicators. The A 180 CDI also comes with a style package that includes sport seats, matrix look trim and twin 5 spoke 17” alloys.
The A class has 341 liters of boot, premium ARTICO upholstery along with SLS AMG inspired cockpit. Inside there are goodies like an infotainment system equipped with a centrally placed controller (14.7 cm colour display, iPhone compatible USB, AUX-in, Bluetooth, audio streaming, MP3/WMA/AAC, CD cover display).
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