Mercedes A-Class

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VEHICLE SUMMARY
Body Type Hatchback
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Tachometer
Engine Displacement 2143 cc
Transmission 7G-DCT Dual Clutch Transmission, 7-Speed Automatic Gearbox
Valves 4
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Engine Description CDI
Maximum Torque 250 Nm @ 1400 rpm
Maximum Power 109 Bhp @ 5000 rpm
No. of Cylinders 4
Fuel Type Diesel
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-100 kmph 10.6 secs (approx.)
Top Speed (KMPH) 190
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Height 1433 mm
Kerb Weight 1505 kg
Length 4292 mm
Wheelbase 2699 mm
Width 1780 mm
Turning Radius 5.5 metres
Gross Vehicle Weight 2000 kg
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Rear Brakes Disc
Front Brakes Disc
CAPACITY
Boot Space 341 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space (Folded Rear Seats) 1157 litres
Seating Capacity 4 (2 + 2)
WHEELS & TYRES
Alloy Wheels
Full Wheelcaps
Tyre-inflation Compressor Yes (TIREFIT with tyre-inflation compressor )
Tubeless Tyres
Tyre Size 225/45 R17
Spare Wheel
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Rain Sensing Wipers
Rear Defogger
Rear Washer & Wiper
Remote Boot Release
Remote Fuel Filler
Steering Adjustment (Rake)
Steering Adjustment (Reach)
Variable Intermittent Wipers
MID (Multi Information Display) Yes (3-spoke multifunction steering wheel with 12 function keys ) (4.48 inches color display)
Engine Start/Stop Button
Cabin Filter
Audible Headlight-on Reminder
Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror
Hands-free Bluetooth
Steering Mounted Controls
Air Conditioner
Power Windows Yes (Power windows, with one-touch control and obstruction sensor )
Rear AC Vents
Power Steering Yes (Speed-sensitive steering with variable power steering assistance and variable steering ratio ) (Steering column adjustable for height and reach)
Cruise Control Yes (Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter )
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body-coloured Bumpers
Tinted Glass
Body Colored Radiator Grille Yes (Radiator grille with two louvres in the vehicle color and chrome trim)
Twin Exhausts
Headlamp Cleaning System
Heated Outside Rear View Mirrors Yes (Heated rear windscreen with timer )
Rear Spoiler Yes (Radio aerial integrated into the roof spoiler )
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Yes (Electrically adjustable) (Driver side exterior mirror with automatic dimming function )
INTERIOR FEATURES
Illuminated Door Sill Panels Yes (Door centre panels in Messancy )
Outside Air Temperature Display
lluminated Glovebox
Sunroof
Leather Steering and Gear knob Yes (Steering wheel and shift lever in Nappa Leather )
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Rear Seat Belts 3
Rear View Camera Yes (Reversing camera with dynamic guide lines )
Anti-slip Regulation (ASR)
Adaptive Brake Lights (Flashing)
Hill Hold Control Yes (Adaptive brake with HOLD function and brake drying)
Hill Start Assist Control
Attention Assist
Seatbelt Reminder Yes (Audible)
Tyre Pressure Monitoring system
Seat Occupancy Sensor Yes(Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat )
Automatic Emergency Unlock
Airbags Yes (Airbags for driver and front passenger, Side-impact pelvis airbags for driver & front passenger , Window airbags for driver, front passenger & rear seat occupants , Knee airbag for driver )
Parking Sensors
BRAKING & TRACTION
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes (With Curve Dynamic Assist)
Traction Control
Brake Assist Yes (With automatic recognition of emergency braking situations and assisted braking )
LOCKS & SECURITY
Child-Protection Door Locks Yes (Childproofing for doors (manual) & rear windows (electrical) )
Speed Sensitive Door Autolock Yes (Automatic-locking doors with emergency opening )
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking Yes (Central locking with interior switch and crash sensor with emergency opening )
INSTRUMENTATION
Trip Distance 2
On-Board Trip Computer Yes (Trip computer in multi-function display)
Instantaneous Fuel Consumption
Programmed Service Reminder Yes (ASSYST service interval indicator )
Parking Brake Indicator Yes (Electric parking brake )
LIGHTING
Darkness Sensing Headlamps
ORVM Turn Indicators Yes (Direction indicators with one-touch lane changing function )
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) Yes (Flare Effect LED day time running lamps )
Rear Fog Lights
Xenon Headlamps Yes (Bi-Xenon headlamps)
Front Fog Lights
INFOTAINMENT
Speed Sensitive Auto-Volume Yes (Volume increased gradually from 20 km/h)
Music System Hard Drive Yes (Address book memory with space for around 1000 entries with up to 5 telephone no.s per entry )
Bluetooth Compatibility Yes (Bluetooth interface with audio streaming for music transfer, telephone keypad )
AM/FM Radio
Music System Yes (Central infotainment controller on centre console ) (Colour display with 5.78 inches screen )
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Folding Rear Seats Yes (Folding rear seat backrests 1/3: 2/3 )
Lumbar Support Yes (4-way lumbar support)
Electrically Adjustable Front Seats (Memory Package)
Rear Headrest (Adjustable) Yes (Manually height adjustable)
Driver Seat Adjustment Yes (Electrically adjustable seat with memory & 4-way lumbar support)
Leather Seats Sports seats in the front with upholstery in ARTICO Messancy and contrasting top stitching
Rear Centre Armrest Yes (With cup holder)
Front Centre Armrest Yes (Armrest for driver and front passenger with stowage compartment beneath )
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Mercedes A-Class Review

03 Aug, 13 02:06 PM

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Mercedes-Benz India has launched the premium hatchback A-Class in India (30th May, 2013). It was expected to be priced below INR 20 lakhs for the petrol model but Mercedes has priced the petrol model at INR 22.73 lakhs and the diesel variant is available for INR 21.93 lakhs. In terms of looks, A-Class is a winner with awesome styling and very pleasing front and rear end. 2013 model of A-Class was unveiled in March, 2012 at Geneva Motor Show. The A-Class is also very sporty from inside and will set new standards in terms of styling and overall comfort. It is slightly bigger when compared to BMW 1-series hatchback, which is also expected to be launched in India in near future.

Fast Facts

  • Launched in India on 30th May, 2013
  • Available in both petrol and diesel
  • The petrol engine generates maximum power of 121 Bhp
  • The diesel engine develops maximum power of 108 Bhp
  • 1st premium hatchback of India
  • Petrol model is priced at INR 22.73 lakhs
  • Diesel model is available for INR 21.93 lakhs

Engine and Gearbox

Mercedes A-Class is available in both diesel and petrol. The petrol engine has displacement of 1600cc, which generates maximum power of 121 Bhp with maximum torque of 200 Nm. The diesel mill is a 1.8 litre unit, which generates maximum power of 108 Bhp with maximum torque of 250 Nm. Both engines are mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox.

Mileage

The ARAI tested mileage of A-Class petrol is 15.5 kmpl and the diesel variant returns 20.06 kmpl. Expect the real world figures to drop by 2-3 kmpl.

Dimensions and Boot Space

The length of Mercedes A-Class is 4292mm, width is 1780mm and the height stands at 1433mm. The wheelbase of the car is quite impressive at 2699mm. The boot space is also very decent at 341 litres, which is very good for a premium hatchback.

Acceleration and Performance

The A180 Sport model of A-Class takes 9.2 seconds to reach 100kmph and the diesel variant (A180 CDi Style) takes around 10.6 seconds to reach 100kmph. The top speed of A80 CDi Sport diesel is 190 kph and the petrol model cam reach 202 kph.

Comfort, Convenience and Safety Features

Mercedes A-Class offers ultimate comfort features, which has never been provided by any hatchback manufacturer. It comes equipped with dual-zone climate control system, traction control, auto-wiper, auto-headlamps, huge boot space of 341 litres, xenon headlamps and rear parking sensors. The build quality of A-class is top notch and is even better than some of the premium Indian sedans of this price range. The safety features include 7 airbags, ESP, ASR, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, Attention Assist, Tyre Pressure Loss Warning System, Adaptive Brake Lights.

Music System

Mercedes is offering A-Class with a 20 CD Audio Radio with dual tuner, MP3/WMA/AAC- compatible CD player. It also has a USB interface and AUX-IN socket (in the centre armrest). It comes equipped with Bluetooth interface with hands-free function and audio streaming for music transfer, telephone keypad. It also features Speed-sensitive volume control, volume increased gradually from 20 km/h.

Safety Features

Mercedes A-Class is a very safe car, it comes with host of safety features like Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Curve Dynamic Assist, Acceleration Skid Control (ASR), Brake Assist (BAS) with automatic recognition of emergency braking situations and assisted braking, Adaptive brake with HOLD function, brake drying and Hill Start Assist and Attention Assist.

Verdict

At this price point, it will be the first choice for those hatchback buyers who want premium features with superior build quality but don’t want to buy a sedan or SUV. Let's see how Audi and BMW reacts to this aggressive and competitively priced premium hatchback.

Shades

Available Shades in Mercedes A-Class to Choose From
Pollar Silver
Cirrus White
Jupiter Red

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