Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Here Are All Details

Mercedes-Benz India showcased its entry-level sedan model at the 2020 Auto Expo earlier this year called the A-Class Limousine. The new model was expected to be launched right after its showcase at the expo in the Indian market.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

However, the A-Class Limousine's arrival into the Indian market has been delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. According to the latest report from Autocar India, the company is now looking to launch the A-Class sedan by the end of October 2020 in the country.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

The report also suggests that Mercedes-Benz would be looking to launch the flagship AMG A35 sedan variant, Initially. The standard petrol and diesel models are expected to be launched at a later date.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

This A-Class AMG A35 features an aggressive front bumper, larger side skirts, bigger alloy wheels as compared to standard models. Other additions include a rear diffuser with a boot-lip spoiler and chrome exhaust tips; among others.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

On the inside, it follows signature AMG theme with bucket seats, a sporty steering wheel with mounted controls and paddle shifters, a fully-digital instrument console and most of all a blacked-out colour scheme.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

The AMG model also receives a premium Burmester surround sound system, LED ambient lighting, a large sunroof and two 10.25-inch screens for infotainment and instrumentation. The sedan also comes equipped with brand's latest MBUX AI assistance with connected technology and more.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

Powering the AMG A35 will be a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine producing a maximum of 304bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. The engine comes mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with power going to the front wheels.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

Standard petrol and diesel models more or less come equipped with all the features as seen on the AMG version. However, it will feature lower-size wheels with less aggressive exterior design. On the inside, the standard versions of the A-Class Limousine will offer normal seating instead of the sporty bucket-style on the AMG trim.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

The standard A-Class sedan is expected to be offered with two engine options: the ‘A 200' powered by a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 162bhp and the ‘A 180d' powered by a 1.5-litre diesel motor producing 115bhp. Both engines are offered with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT transmission.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class India Launch Expected By End Of October: Variants & Details

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The Mercedes-Benz A-Class will the brand's newest entry-level sedan model when launched in the market. The A-Class Limousine will rival against the recently launched BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe and the upcoming Audi A2; among others in the Indian market.

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Article Published On: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 14:15 [IST]
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