Mercedes A Class launched in India at Rs. 21.93 lakhs [Image Update]

Posted on May 30 2013 - 1:30pm IST
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The Mercedes A Class, the most affordable car from the Stuttgart based luxury car maker has been launched in India.

Mercedes A Class launch India White Eberhard Kern

Mr. Eberhard Kern, MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India poses with the A Class.

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

Mercedes A Class launch India Red Eberhard Kern

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.

Mercedes A Class launch India Edition 1 front

Both the engines are mated to 7G-DCT 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmissions with paddle shifters. Start/Stop system is a standard feature.

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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.

Mercedes A Class launch India red side front three quarter

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.

Mercedes A Class launch India red side

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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  1. Mohit Jain May 31, 2013 at - Reply

    The long term-indirect advantage of such launches of such products are many folds. This will force the other cars in the same price segment to re-think pricing. Having more luxury cars of road will force the manufacturers to raise the over all service network and part procurement logistics. This streamlines the luxury car industry over all, where customers will ask for increased level of services. As for the ‘over pricing’ of this particular product, the market will drive down the prices eventually (or when the competing products like the BMW 1 series or Audi A1 is launched). All in all, this is good news.

  2. Ganesh May 30, 2013 at - Reply

    A 22 lakh hatch, nice!!

  3. zehmel May 30, 2013 at - Reply

    well price is good considering its a CBU car i expected base prices around 25 lakhs. it’s only available in A180, that’s a bit pity . i hope they also launch later the A200 & A250 & A45 AMG

  4. Dmitry May 30, 2013 at - Reply

    At the same time A-Class is recalled in Germany due to faulty passenger airbag…

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