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The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class- The pulse of a new generation

The world is getting younger. Its redefining everything around us....

Nothing can prepare you for the effect, the A-Class has on your eyes, your heart and your expectations. The design spells out the future. High efficiency ,safety and comfort makes perfect balance with technology

Mercedes A class coming in two expressions A 180 sport(petrol) and A 180 CDI style(diesel)

A 180 sports comes with 1595cc In-line 4 cylinder petrol engine with a Rated output of 90kW@5000Rpm and Rated torque of 200Nm@1250-4000rpm,which reaches 0-100kmph in 9.2 sec.

A180 CDI style comes with 2143cc In-line 4 cylinder diesel engine with a rated output of 80kW@3200-4600Rpm and Rated torque of 250Nm@1400-2800pm,which reaches 0-100kmphin 10.6 sec.

Refuelling has become a rarity in style .Great for the future and for your wallet by introducing Blue EFFICIENCY technology

And it comes with 225/45 shoe with R17inch 5 –twin-spoke light alloys wheels

Mercedes A-class a compact luxury car with a sporty features like 7 speed DCT with paddle shift, sporty memory seats with lumbar support with contrast stitching with cruise control with SPEED TRONIC variable speed limiter with a comfort suspension,EPS

Mercedes is the brand who doesn’t compromise on safety ,its equipped with Awareness Enhancing Attention Assist,7 airbags, Brake assistance, Acceleration skid control , ABS , Electric parking brake , Hill Start Assist, and Tyre pressure loss warning system. Disk brakes all round with internally ventilated at the front

Mercedes Benz now presents the first automobile with a progressive diamond radiator grille. The brand logo appears like a moon in a starry sky

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Reports are ripe that suggest an introductory price for this newest entrant.

They say it could be in the range of 22L-24L

Which means GAME ON Accord , Teana and Passat.

2 days and counting

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That's quite a detailed coverage. Surprising to know that the diesel is cheaper than the petrol. Not a big fan of that so-called Panaromic sunroof anyway.

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Looks smashing, specially the front grill part.

This should give good competition D segment cars and also other big german players.

The price should come down (only by 2014/2015) when it starts to get locally assembled.

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@prancinghorse

you have the best job in the world.Great coverage as always.

@sachins

this segment always suffers from the lack of ( huge ) volumes so CKD option is always an unviable option.Hoping this changes this time.

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The launch of the A-class really makes me wonder why they bothered launching the B-class here. Was it greed? Were they in a rush to offer an answer to the X1 and Q3 (the A-class wasn't ready in time)?

Indian luxury buyers care mostly about image - and when you compare the two, A-class and B-class - there's no contest.

Why would anyone buy the B-class anymore? I can almost guarantee no one is thinking about practicality in a Rs 22-25 lakh hatchback. Why would you buy an R-class over a GL-class? Same problem.

The B-class barely does double-digit sales figures, and after the price hike as mentioned by PrancingHorse, that will become even worse.

Mercedes-Benz India may have just shot itself in the foot.

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Adding to what motorj3di said, considering the price increase on the B Class, people might just want to shell out a little more and buy a C.

Considering they jacked up the petrol B Class price, I wonder what the diesel B will be priced at. Thats due to launch coming month.

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Audi CEO Michael Perschke said after the launch of the A-Class... " why would anyboday buy a 22 lakh hatch back when thay can get the Q3 at rs 27 lakh" Mr Perschke shud understand, owning a three pointed star is altoghether diffrent thing. Its a proud thing u know Mr Perschke...!

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Considering they jacked up the petrol B Class price, I wonder what the diesel B will be priced at. Thats due to launch coming month.

Very true. Perhaps they may want to keep the slot for CLA occupied by B until CLA comes in.

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Mr Perschke should actually try to beat the price with the Audi A1 or A3, instead of just mocking Mercedes. Clearly, Audi seems least interested in entering this segment.

I do hope this car does well, for it will not only generate more sales for Mercedes, but also create a new segment of large hatchbacks for urban buyers. Saving some millimetres, it will be more practical. Besides, we don't need all of the boot space anyway when we're in the city.

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Great car and a bold move by merccedes on launching it i india. But WHY have they launched only the base models (108 bhp for diesel and 120 for the petrol). This is obviously a car for the young so they should release the top models too (i'm talking about an A250 not an A 45 amg) because otherwise the car wont have the performance to back up its looks

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@GuruGautham- Maybe because the young don't have as much money to spend as their middle-aged counterparts? In fact, most petrolheads and sports-car afficionados who opt for the real deal are not particularly young anyway. Besides, these bhp/Nm figures are hardly docile, given the much-celebrated launch or facelift of several cars that don't even hit 80bhp, be it petrol or diesel. If they introduced the top models, their only customers would be older folks who feel young at heart- but they're a lot more trustworthy for keeping fast cars. The young ones, in the meantime, will head for the tuning shop.

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Mercedes wowed by the response it got from the introduction of both A abd B class is planning to celebrate it in a big way.

Expected launch of EDITION 1 of both A and B Class , they would be feature loaded additions of the same.

More ,when i have more.

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