Updated Mercedes-Benz A-class Launched with New Diesel Engine

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Exteriors Overall
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Exteriors Overall

Mercedes Benz has launched the refreshed version of B-class with many changes inside and outside at an introductory price of Rs. 27.95 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). But the launch event had a surprise, any guesses? Yes, Mercedes has not only launched facelifted B-class but they also updated their premium A-class hatchback.

Mercedes has announced the 15 in 15 strategy which means Mercedes will launch 15 new models in 2015 but A-class was certainly not a part of it. In 2015 Mercedes has already launched three new models one is new CLA class and another is C class diesel followed by new B-class.

Speaking about the design of A-class which remains unchanged and still it’s the same modern and flamboyant looking car. Front fascia looks fantastic with eye catching diamond grille, bi-xenon headlights with LED strips and black grille at the place of fog lights.

What’s new in 2015 A-class?

  • Panoramic Sunroof as standard equipment
  • India specific tuned suspension for driving car on Indian roads
  • New Diesel engine
  • 16 inch 10 spoke alloy wheels

The 2015 A-class is now available in A180 Sport and A200 CDI sport variants mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The petrol variant of A-class remains same with a 1.6L 4-cyl mill that delivers 121bhp power and 200Nm torque this engine can achieve the top speed of 202 km/hr.

2015 A-class now comes with a 2.1L diesel motor which produces 134bhp power and 300Nm torque that means this one now delivers 25% more power and 20% more torque.

Other equipments on A-class includes reversing camera, shift paddles at steering, hill start assist, adaptive braking, memory seats, matrix look trim, sporty seats with ARTICO fabric, contrasting stitching and electrically adjusted lumbar support for driver seat.

Prices of 2015 A-class (Ex-showroom Mumbai)

  • A-180 Sport- Rs. 25.95 lakh
  • A-200 sport CDI- Rs. 26.95 lakh

The updated A-class is not a proper facelift like B-class because company is working on a new updated model which is expected to make its international debut later this year.