Mercedes A-Class

Mercedes A-Class

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 28,60,000 - ₹ 30,94,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
Car Type Hatchback
Fuel Type Diesel
ARAI Mileage (Certified) 20.06 kmpl
Official Tagline The Pulse of New Generation
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine cc (Displacement) 2143 cc
Gearbox Type Automatic
Number of Gears 7-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
Maximum Power 134 bhp @ 3600 RPM
Maximum Torque 300 Nm @ 1400 RPM
Engine Details BlueEFFICIENCY 4-cylinder inline
Number of Cylinders 4
Drivetrain FWD
Paddle Shift Tru
Paddle Shift
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4292 mm
Overall Width 1780 mm
Overall Height 1433 mm
Wheelbase 2699 mm
Kerb Weight 1515 kg
Turning Radius 5.5 metres
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 4
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Boot Space 341 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 205 / 55 R16
Rear Tyre 205 / 55 R16
Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Ashtray
Remote Fuel Filler
Centre Console With Cup Holder
Vanity mirror Yes (Co-Driver Only)
Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Climate Control)
Keyless Entry
Power Steering Yes (Tilt & Telescopic)
Rear Defogger
Rear Washer & Wiper Yes (Wiper)
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Bumpers
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Yes (Both Sides)
INTERIOR FEATURES
Leather Steering/Gear knob
Map Pockets
Cigarette Lighter
Sunroof
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Rear Seat Belts Yes (Middle rear three-point seatbelt)
Airbags 7
Seatbelt Reminder
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts Yes (Driver Height Adjustable Seat)
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control
Brake Assist rue
Brake Assist
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer
Child-Protection Door Locks
Central Locking Yes (Remote with Boot Opener)
INSTRUMENTATION
Average Fuel Consumption
Digital Clock
Average Speed
Door Ajar Warning
Low Fuel Warning
Distance to Empty
LIGHTING
Projector Headlamps
Front Fog Lights
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights)
LED Tail light
ORVM Turn Indicators
Rear Fog Lights
INFOTAINMENT
Music System 2 Din Integrated (in-dash) Music System
Number of Speakers 6
AUX Compatibility
MP3 Playback
USB Compatibility
AM/FM Radio
CD Player
iPod Compatibility
GPS Navigation System
Roof Antenna
Bluetooth Compatibility
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest
Front Seat Back Pockets
Leather Seats
Rear Headrest (Adjustable)
Lumbar Support Yes (Driver Only)
Folding Rear Seats
Rear Centre Armrest
Rear Centre Armrest Yes (Audio Controls in Rear Armrest)
Front Headrest (Adjustable)

Mercedes A-Class Review

15 Mar, 2015 12:43 AM

Expert Review by Maxabout

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most Popular FAQs for Mercedes A-Class
  • What is Mileage of Mercedes A-Class Diesel?
    30 Aug, 2013 | By Ratul

    Mercedes A Class Diesel comes equipped with a 2.2L Turbocharged engine which delivers an impressive power of 107.3 bhp at 3200-4400 rpm and a beating torque of 250 Nm at the rate of mere 1400-2800 rpm.

    The high end variant is available in India at just Rs.23.60 Lakh. The front fascia is much exquisite and the upholstery is nice and the seats are long and comfortable. The air conditioning system is much powerful and takes no time to cool the entire cabin. The sturdy wheelbase stands at 2699mm which gives way to its beautiful interiors. The five poke alloy whee comes covered with the radial tubeless tyres which provide extra grip and prevents skidding. The braking system of Mercedes A-Class is much efficient and it exhibits efficient performance on the road.

    The price tag can be more competitive and the internal head space can a be more better.

  • What is Boot Space of Mercedes A-Class?
    02 Sep, 2013 | By Ratul

    Mercedes A Class Diesel gets an amazing boot capacity of 341 litres.

    The premium hatch comes powered by a 2.2L Turbocharged engine which comes hooked with few advanced technologies. Mercedes A-Class delivers a peak power of 107.3 bhp at 3200-4400 rpm and an astounding torque of 250 Nm at the rate of mere 1400-2800 rpm. The interiors are classy and they provide them a luxurious look. The air conditioning system bestowed is much efficient and its one of the finest vehicles ever made by the company.

    The hatch gets 17” stylish twin spoke light weight alloy wheels which make it look sporty. The braking and handling is exceptionally good and it comes fitted with an efficient braking system. The safety aspects are in tact and all in all, it exhibits excellent on-road performance and the mileage too is acceptable. But, the head space is a little cramped which can be improved a little.

  • What is the Mileage of Mercedes A-Class Diesel?
    01 Jul, 2013

    The diesel trim of Mercedes A-Class manages to deliver about 20.06 km/l.

    An entry level hatch from one of the finest automotive company in the world, features a front wheel drive, based on Merc's new Modular Front-Wheel Architecture (MFA). It comes in two variants, one with petrol and other diesel. Both the trims have their fuel efficient engines mated with automatic transmission for an optimum on-road performance. It comes powered with a 2.2 L diesel mill which churns out a max power of 109 bhp at the rate of 3200-4400 rpm. While, the peak torque offered stands at 200 Nm, attained at 1250-4000 rpm. It is available in three glittering shades, Jupiter Red, Cirrus White and Polar Silver.

    The pickup is amazing. Mercedes A-Class gets to 100 in mere 10.6 seconds and the diesel version is tuned to reach 190 km/h with utmost ease. The overall length of the vehicle measures 4294 mm and the height is about 1433 mm. The air conditioning system fitted is very efficient and takes no time to cool the roomy hatch. All in all, the car has a commendable design, but the price tag could be competitive and headroom could be better.

  • Tell Me the Engine Specifications of Mercedes A-Class Diesel?
    27 May, 2013

    The diesel variant of Mercedes A-Class is powered with a 2.2 L engine which delivers 119 PS of max power and 250Nm of peak torque.

    The hatch is expected to launch in Indian on 30th May, 2013. it ia a luxury compact car, with numerous eye pleasing features. The mileage is expected to be around 20 km/l, which is ARAI certified. Originally christened A180, the compact hatch has a beautiful design. According to the critics, the car has head turning looks and fantastic interiors. But a little pricy, it would be around Rs.20-23 Lakhs.

    The front contains the grille, with 302 diamond bits embedded in it and the flared headlamps, make it visually appealing. The Eco Mode activates the Stop Start system and the A-Class also gets the Navigation system. The headroom is a bit tight and the rear seats don't have a thigh support. In summary, the seats resemble a little to that of Porsche. It has a top speed of 202 Km/h and is likely to trigger India's compact car revolution.

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