Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Preview
Mercedes-Benz has already announced that they will bring in around 10 models to India this year. The company has already confirmed the launch of the GLA and their fully-electric offering - the EQC. Aside from these two models, the Stuttgart-based carmaker is also slated to replace the CLA. The first-generation CLA has already been discontinued. As a replacement to the entry-level luxury sedan, Mercedes-Benz will bring in the A-Class sedan to India. Keeping in mind that luxury cars in India are primarily chauffeur driven, the CLA's coupe-line roofline resulted in limited headroom for the rear passengers. With that in mind Mercedes-Benz will bring in the A-Class sedan to India.
The A-Class sedan shares the same MFA platform as the GLA. Brought to India via the CKD route, the A-Class sedan will be offered in petrol as well as diesel variants. Internationally, the A-Class sedan is offered in two variants - the A200 and the A180d - the former producing a little over 160 horses while the diesel-powered 180 churning out 116bhp. Torque rating for the petrol and diesel stands at 250Nm and 260Nm respectively. Both engines will come paired with a 7-speed DCT. Just like all the newly launched Mercedes-Benz models, the A-Class sedan is also expected to be loaded in tech including the brand's new MBUX infotainment system.
The A-Class sedan is expected to be launched towards the end of the year. Priced around Rs 33-40 lakh, it will compete against the likes of the Audi A3.