The Mercedes A-Class Limousine is the sedan version of its hatchback sibling and comes with better space for the rear passengers. After a lengthy delay due to COVID-19, the A-Class Limousine is all set to launch this month.
Mercedes-Benz has just announced that its new-generation A-Class is set to launch in India on March 25th of 2021. It will come in a sedan body style which Mercedes calls the A-Class limousine. The German automaker had first showcased the A-Class Limousine at the 2020 Auto Expo and was slated for a launch soon after. However, the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown meant the planned launch had to be delayed for almost a year.
The Mercedes A-Class Limousine follows the new design philosophy of the automaker and the sedan looks like a smaller version of the new C-Class. The front-end gets a larger front grille with the three-pointed star emblem in the centre. It is flanked by new LED headlights with signature LED DRLs which look sleek. Till the B-pillar, the overall design is very similar to the A-Class hatchback but after that, the A-Class limousine gets a longer rear door and a smoother roofline that flows down neatly to incorporate the boot lid. The rear end gets a pair of swept-back LED taillights and a sculpted boot lid, which round-offs the exterior.
Over to the interior, the Mercedes A-Class Limousine follows the now-standard Mercedes-Benz layout and remains largely similar to its hatchback sibling. The dashboard is dominated by the twin-screen layout that incorporates the instrument cluster and the infotainment system in a design that looks like a large tablet. The turbine-style AC vents are garnished with a piano-black trim around them. It will come with the latest iteration of Mercedes’ MBUX system and advanced connected car vehicles. Other features include dual-zone climate control, cruise control, powered front seats with memory function, a wireless phone charger, and a panoramic sunroof.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine will come with the option of both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol is a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-pot unit that produces 163 PS while the oil burner is a 2-litre four-pot turbo-diesel which makes 194 PS. The petrol engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic, the diesel is paired to an 8-speed automatic and both versions will be front-wheel-drive only. Alongside, the AMG version of the saloon will go on sale in the country, which puts out 306 Hp against 400 Nm and comes paired to a 7-speed DCT. The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine will be replacing the A-Class hatchback and the CLA sedan from the automaker’s Indian lineup. Upon launch, it will lock horns with the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe which was launched last year and will be priced similarly to the BMW’s ex-showroom price of Rs 40.40 lakh.