With the “compact” being a new trend and demand in the market, it was so evident that most of the car makers will go minus boot, even some of the premium car making brands. But a pioneer like Mercedes-Benz using the same practice was a bit undigested, then suddenly came this new Benz kid, the third-gen A class! And guess what, all our misconceptions were smashed off!
Why? How?…Are all these up in your mind? Then read over the full specs guide here.
If you thought after the grand arrival of the new Merc S class that this is it and Merc can’t challenge this benchmark achieved! Then we here give you a reason to rethink, this new baby Merc. Seriously!
This latest car here, an entry-level Mercedes-Benz hatchback, looks just exceptional from every angle. The styling is a radical farewell to the conventional Merc design you’ve become used to. This wholly new car sports a signature diamond grille in the front with a chiseled down aggressively cute bonnet centred between the newly developed headlights with refreshed LED strips for daytime runs and projector eyes for those blind night drives.
The car boasts a set of curves and character lines running all across the body, but the best one is the one running along the side profile, starting over the rear wheel-whell and blending nicely in the fronts, giving the car a smooth and flown texture. And the rear is celebrated even more nicely with fresh LEDs and down-flowing stature ending the car on a very high note of design schemes. Overall, the design is super cute and is going to get you a lot of eye-attention on the roads running on one of the best and stylish 17″ alloys you must have seen on a hatchback.
Overall, this one is a sharp, well-packed and compact Mercedes-Benz ever.
INTERIORS AND FEATURES-
Entering this latest and could be best new car was a treat even as it’s hard to find a cabin as attractive as this one, with the cues inspired by none other than the SLS AMG! Quality wise, it had to be top-notch being a merc family member with soft-touch plastic and leather blended trims all around the cabin. And more feel of the Gulfwinged AMG is added with those killer AC vents and the climate control is not fully automated but the manual AC knobs feel good to use with cooling effective at the back too.
Seats are comfortable and cushy as always with the driver’s seat getting an electronic adjust system with memory for them. And the car is equipped heavily for your entertainment with a 20-CD system, a 5.8″ TFT screen, USB, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity. And not to forget the optional panoramic sunroof you get in the Sport variant of the A class. And safety is made sure of with ABS-EBD and 7 AirBags at your service all around the cabin as primary measures. Specifications feature packed, isn’t it?
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE-
The new Mercedes minion comes in two engine variants fueled by both diesel and petrol as well.
– A 180 Sport with a 4cyl, 1.6 litre petrol driven engine producing 121 Bhp and 200 Nm. – A 180 CDI Style with a 4cyl, 2.2 litre Turbodiesel mill brimmed with a power of 107 horses (Bhp) with a torque figure of 250 Nm.
And both the engined are commanded by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for ultra-fine performance transfered to the forward wheels of the car. For you should know, the car is based on Mercedes-benz’s Modular Front-wheel Architecture (MFA) programme.
The performance graph of the car on paper can be pulled with the A 180 CDI Style doing a 0-100 kph in 9.9 secs while the Sport does the drag in 9.4 secs with a top speed for both at 202 kph.
And the handling and ride of the car is adeduate as well with heavy feel of the steering at corners and ride on a comfortable side with driving dynamics of the reputed Merc elder siblings like the E ans C classes.
The ARAI mileage figures for the diesel variant will be a healthy 11.9 kpl around city
And 16.1 kpl on highway. Expect a bit low but still impressive mileage figures from the petrol Sport variant as well.
PRICES AND COLORS-
The price for the latest car, a cheapest Mercedes and a premium class hatch, money cab afford will be around
- 22.73 lakh for A 180 Sport
- 21.93 lakh for A 180 CDI Style
(On the road, Mumbai)
And for the time its on CBU in India an will be imported in the country, it will be available only in three color options
- Jupiter Red
- Cirrus White
- Pollar Silver