Mercedes A-Class sedan will be like a CLA sedan, claimed to offer better comfort and features inside the cabin
Mercedes is readying a new sedan that could become the brand’s bestseller in India. The Mercedes A-Class sedan has been in the conversation for quite some time. Developed for the markets like China and India, the Mercedes A-Class sedan could become a very interesting model, once it is launched here. As the German brand claims, this will be more appealing and comfortable to the customers compared to CLA coupe.
Mercedes A-Class sedan appears to be similar to some extent with the CLA. However, there are a host of distinctive elements visible in the sedan. They come in the form of an upright roof, larger rear windows and more conventional doors. Being a sedan, it will offer better headroom compared to CLA. As the brand says, the Mercedes A-Class will come with class-leading headroom and legroom. A big sunroof will make it more airy for the rear occupants.
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Speaking about the exterior design, the sedan will boast contemporary design language of Mercedes-Benz. The sharp and sleek LED headlamps and taillights, fluid side profiles, sharp alloys will add zing to the sedan. Inside the cabin, a minimalist dashboard will give the sedan a sophisticated and modern feel. There will chrome trim over the steering wheel, S-Class inspired floating screens, new MBUX infotainment system with voice-control function.
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Mercedes A-Class gets juice from a 1.5-litre A200 petrol engine. This engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The engine is capable of churning out 160 bhp of power and it makes the car accelerate to 0-100 kmph in 8.1 seconds. There is a 114 bhp generating diesel engine as well in the A180d. The customers are likely to shed around Rs 40 lakh for this car. Mercedes-Benz is currently the number one luxury car brand in India. Despite growing competition from BMW, Audi, Jaguar, the German automaker has been able to sustain its growth constantly.