The second AMG car to be locally assembled will be launched in India tomorrow alongside the successor the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The A-Class Limousine and the A35 are set to define a new entry point in their respective brand's portfolio
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine is all set to be launched in India tomorrow (March 25, 2021). The upcoming sedan is a successor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA and will be a new entry point in the German marquee’s portfolio. We have already driven the upcoming sedan equipped with a diesel drivetrain and you can read the first drive review here. However, the sedan will debut in three different iterations, one for the petrol buyer, one who opts for the more fuel-efficient diesel and third for the enthusiast kind - with AMG treatment.
The petrol variant will be offered with a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine that has been jointly developed by Daimler and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The petrol variant puts out 160bhp and 250Nm of torque and comes mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The diesel variant gets a larger 2.0-litre engine that churns out 147bhp and 320Nm of torque. The power is forwarded to the front wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Mercedes-Benz India will also announce the prices of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG A35 sport sedan. The AMG A35 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit that produces 301bhp and 400Nm of torque and all of it is sent to the wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox coupled with Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. Under outright acceleration, the AMG A35 is capable of doing a 0-100km/hr sprint in 4.8seconds (claimed).
The standard Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine has been styled adhering to the manufacturer’s family design that we see on other models in the international markets. With all-LED lighting, the A-Class Limousine does look appealing in an elegant manner. On the flip side, the AMG A35 gets restyled bumpers, and a sporty (larger) alloy-wheel design to exhibit its sporty nature. Also, the AMG A35 can be optioned in the colour yellow which definitely makes the car more striking in appearance.
The standard car will come equipped with features such as a three-user memory seat function, wireless charger and panoramic sunroof. The cabin features two 10.25-inch screens equipped with Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), along with Mercedes Me Connect for smartphone connectivity. The AMG A35 gets a flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather. The list continues with sporty seats in the front row and a Burmester surround sound system.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine is expected to be priced in between Rs 40-44 lakh ex-showroom - Rs 40-42 lakh for the petrol and Rs 42-44 lakh for the diesel. The Mercedes-AMG A35 is the second that will be locally assembled in India. That should give Mercedes-Benz an advantage in pricing the sport sedan competitively around the Rs 60 lakh mark.