Mercedes Benz A Class Limousine, AMG A 45 S facelifts launched

    The A-Class limousine is priced at Rs 45.80 lakh, while the AMG hatchback is priced at Rs 92.50 lakh.

    Published On May 24, 2023 05:40:00 PM

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    Mercedes Benz A Class Limousine, AMG A 45 S facelifts launched
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    Mercedes-Benz India has launched the A-Class Limousine facelift at Rs 45.80 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and the AMG A 45 S 4Matic+ hatchback facelift at Rs 92.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). As of now, the carmaker has only launched the A 200 petrol sedan in India and the A 220d diesel sedan will launch later this year. 

    1. Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine diesel will launch later this year
    2. Both now get wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay connectivity
    3. A-Class Limousine rivals BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift exterior  

    Up front, the facelifted A-Class Limousine’s headlights retain the overall shape as the pre-facelift model but get a new design for the LED daytime running lamps. It also gets a new-look bumper with redesigned intakes and the redesigned grille gets a slightly thinner chrome slat and a honeycomb mesh pattern. 

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine gets a slightly redesigned nose.

    Over to the sides, the A-Class facelift gets a new design for the 17-inch alloy wheels and everything else remains largely the same. At the back, the A-Class facelift gets redesigned tail-lamps and the chrome trim on the bumper. Earlier, this trim piece was housed between the two exhaust tips but now, with the redesign, the trim piece connects the two exhaust tips.

    Moving on to the AMG A 45 S 4Matic+, the hot hatchback also gets a redesigned front bumper with the same headlights as the sedan. It still gets the same, twin-spoke design for its 19-inch alloy wheels. At the back as well, the changes have been minimal with the hatchback getting redesigned tail-lamps and bumper. 

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift interior and features

    The interior of the facelifted A-Class Limousine and hatchback is largely similar to the outgoing models. However, both do not feature the touchpad on the centre console that was used to control the infotainment system. The hatchback and the sedan also get new steering wheels with touch-capacitive controls. What has been retained from the pre-facelift model are the two 10.25-inch screens where one is the digital instrument cluster and the other is the touchscreen for the infotainment system. However, both cars now get wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. 

    The A-Class Limousine and AMG hatchback (pictured above) get new steering wheels.

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift powertrain

    As mentioned, the A-Class Limousine is currently only available as the A 200 petrol, and the A 220d diesel will arrive later. It gets the same 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine developing 163hp and 270Nm of torque. Power is delivered to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. It can do the 0-100kph run in a claimed 8.3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 230kph. 

    AMG A 45 S can sprint from 0-100kph in a claimed 3.9 seconds.

    On the other hand, the AMG A 45 S 4Matic+ gets the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol churning out 421hp and 500Nm of torque. Delivering power to all four wheels is an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Mercedes-AMG claims that the A 45 S can sprint from 0-100kph in 3.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 270kph. 

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift rivals

    Like the pre-facelift model, the A-Class Limousine continues to rival the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (Rs 43.50 lakh-45.50 lakh). However, the AMG hatchback continues to have no direct rivals in the country. 

    Also see:

    Mercedes Benz India rules out long wheelbase C Class

    Mercedes-AMG SL55 India launch on June 22

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