Mercedes A Class launched in India at Rs. 21.93 lakhs [Image Update]
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The Mercedes A Class, the most affordable car from the Stuttgart based luxury car maker has been launched in India.
The variant allocated for India is the A180 which is available with petrol and diesel engines. The A180 Sport is powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol motor which develops 120.7 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. The motor accelerates the car from 0-100 kph in 9.2 seconds before attaining a top speed of 202 kph. Fuel economy stands at 15.5 kpl
The diesel variant is named as the A180 Style. Power comes from the 2.2 litre engine which also powers the C Class, but detuned to produce 107.2 bhp. As a trade off, the oil burner offers a commendable mileage of 20.06 kpl. The car reaches triple digit speed from rest in 10.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190 kph.
Both the engines are mated to 7G-DCT 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmissions with paddle shifters. Start/Stop system is a standard feature.
Dimensionally, the A Class measures 4.29m long, 1.78m wide and 1.43m tall. The petrol version weighs 1,395kg while the diesel version weighs 1,505kg. Boot space stands at 341 litre and can be extended to 1,157 litre by folding the 60:40 split seats.
The A Class comes with safety and comfort features such as seven airbags, ESC, Acceleration Skid Control, tire pressure warning system, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Parking Brake. The Bi-Xenon headlamp unit is complemented by LED daytime running lights.
There are only three exterior color options earmarked for India namely Jupiter Red, Cirrus White and Polar Silver Metallic.
Interestingly, Mercedes has priced the diesel variant cheaper than the petrol variant. The Mercedes A180 Style is priced at Rs. 21.93 lakhs while the A180 Sport retails at 22.73 lakhs, both prices ex-showroom Mumbai.
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