The Mercedes-Benz A-class Limousine has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India) making it the new entry point to the German luxury brand. These prices are only valid till June 30.
It is available in a single fully loaded, Progressive Line variant
Engines options include a 1.3-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine option
The performance-oriented AMG A35 version gets a 300hp turbo-petrol engine
|Mercedes-Benz A-class Limousine introductory price (ex-showroom, India)|
|A200 Progressive Line||Rs 39.90 lakh|
|A200d Progressive Line||Rs 40.90 lakh|
|AMG A35 4Matic||Rs 56.24 lakh|
Mercedes-Benz A-class Limousine: design
The A-class Limousine features the latest Mercedes design language that brings it in line with the likes of the E-class facelift and new S-class. What this translates to is that the A-class sports a large front grille, new LED headlamps and taillights, new signature LED DRLs, longer rear doors (compared to the hatchback) and a smooth, well-incorporated roofline that flows into the boot lid.
Mercedes-Benz A-class Limousine: features
Mercedes is offering the A-class Limousine in a single fully loaded Progressive Line trim. Hence it comes with a twin-screen layout (one 10.25-inch for the infotainment system and one for the instrument cluster) with the latest MBUX infotainment system, connected-car tech and an AI-based voice assistant. There is also dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, powered front seats with memory function and a wireless phone charger among other features that come as standard fitment.
Mercedes-Benz A-class Limousine: engine and gearbox
Power for the A-class sedan is provided by either a petrol or a diesel powertrain. The petrol engine in question is a 1.3-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol unit (in the A200) that produces 163hp. The diesel on the other hand is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (in the A200d) developing 150hp. The petrol engine comes paired to a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox, while the diesel features an 8-speed DCT automatic.
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.
Mercedes-AMG A35 Limousine
In addition to the standard model, Mercedes has also launched the performance-oriented AMG A35 version of the sedan in India. This model will get some AMG specific styling, including a tweaked front grille and bumpers, sportier alloy wheels, an aggressive rear diffuser, a boot lip spoiler and circular dual-tip exhaust pipes. Though the features on offer remain more or less the same as the standard car.
The main talking point about this version is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that churns out 306hp of power and 400Nm of torque. Gearbox duties are carried out by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and power is sent to all four wheels via Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system. You can read our Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan review to see what it is like to drive on our roads.
Mercedes-Benz A-class Limousine: rivals
Mercedes-Benz India aims to replace the previously available CLA sedan and A-class hatchback with the new A-class sedan. In terms of competition, as things stand, the A-class Limousine only rivals the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, which is currently priced between Rs 37.90 lakh and Rs 42.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
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