Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine launched in India
German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz has launched the A-Class Limousine in India in three variant options A200 Progressive Line, A200d Progressive Line, and the AMG A35 4MATIC. The German marque has launched its entry-level premium sedan A-Class Limousine at an introductory starting price of Rs 39.90 lakh (Ex-showroom, India). The current ex-showroom, all-India starting prices for A 200d is Rs 40.90 lakh and for Mercedes-AMG A 35 is Rs 56.24 lakh.
Engine and Gearbox
Apart from the standard petrol and diesel variants, Mercedes-Benz India introduced the AMG A35 performance version of the A-Class Limousine. Power for the A-class sedan is provided by either a petrol or a diesel powertrain. Engine options on the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine include two petrol engines and one diesel engine option. The 1.3-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol unit comes mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission to produce 163bhp and 250Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox to produces 150bhp and 320Nm of torque. There is also a range-topping Mercedes-AMG A 35 that gets a seven-speed DCT transmission with 4MATIC to send power to all four wheels. A newly developed 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine rated at 225 kW (306 HP) powers the new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC, accelerating it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds.
Interior and Exterior
The carmaker claims that the vehicle’s interior combines sportiness and a generous sense of space. Smooth transitions between the dashboard, centre console and door trim create a pleasant wrap-around design. The A-Class Limousine features a widescreen display, leather multifunction sports steering wheel, dynamic select, wireless charging system for mobile devices, stowage compartment in the centre console with retractable cover, double cup holder, ambient lighting, light and sight package, electrically adjustable with memory function, illuminated door sill panels with “Mercedes-Benz” lettering and velour floor mats. The AMG-spec model features a flat-bottom steering wheel in Nappa leather, twin digital displays, and attractive diffusers that give the cabin a modern look. Additionally, the AMG variant features an ergonomically contoured sports seat in DINAMICA microfiber with red stitching.
The interior boasts a high-resolution, touch-sensitive widescreen cockpit, the new MBUX multimedia system and the AMG centre console. Driving functions such as ESP® or manual transmission mode can be set on the touchscreen. The multifunction steering wheel with Touch Control buttons adds to the authentic racing feeling. The A-Class Limousine is based on the latest design language that draws inspiration from the E-Class facelift and the new S-sedan. The sporty design highlight includes a LED high performance headlamps, panoramic sliding sunroof, mirror package.
The new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC variant gets the distinctive AMG styling elements in the form of 18-inch AMG spoke light-alloy wheels, AMG-specific radiator trim and AMG lettering, front apron with special flics as air deflectors on the side air intakes and front splitter and trim on the louvres in the side air intakes in silver chrome. In terms of safety, the new vehicle offers features like reversing camera, live traffic information, active brake assist, PRE-SAFE.
The Mercedes A-Class will be offered in five colour options Polar White, Mountain Grey, Mojave Silver, Cosmos Black and Denim Blue Metallic. To give its customers added peace of mind, Mercedes offers a 3-year warranty on the A-class Limousine as standard, with an 8-year warranty on the engine and gearbox.