2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Launched In India, Priced From Rs 39.90 Lakh

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Launched In India, Priced From Rs 39.90 Lakh

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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Launched In India, Priced From Rs 39.90 Lakh

Mercedes-Benz is arguably the undisputed king of all luxury automakers in India, and it has been for a while. In an era where crossover this and SUV that is all the craze, the Three-Pointed Star continues to sell a respectable number of sedans in the country. Joining with much verve and vigor is the all-new 2021 A-Class sedan (‘Limousine’ in Mercedes’ parlance). The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine has entered the compact luxury sedan segment, going head-to-head with the new BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe. With a starting price tag of Rs 39.90 Lakh (ex-showroom, India), the A-Class Limousine is available in three variants.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine side

Commenting on the launch of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine in India was the brand’s Managing Director & CEO, Martin Schwenk. He stated,

“We are glad to introduce the highly anticipated A-Class Limousine to the Indian market. The A-Class Limousine imbibes all that is core to a Mercedes-Benz product and promises the new generation, Indian customers a car that is ‘just like them’. With the A-Class Limo, we are offering today’s young and successful luxury car customers a very stylish and sporty car that is very comfortable, highly tech-laden, extremely practical in addition to a hassle-free ownership experience driven by an industry first 8 years warranty on engine and transmission. We are confident the A-Class Limo will set a new benchmark in the segment and attract a lot of new customers to the Three-Pointed Star.”

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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine rear three quarter

The new A-Class Limousine range in India starts with the entry-level A200 petrol. Under the hood, it comes with a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that makes 161hp and 250Nm of torque. Then there is the A200d, which is priced from Rs 40.90 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). This one gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel motor that puts out 148hp and 320Nm of maximum torque.

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine AMG A35 engine

Finally, there is the exciting AMG A35 4MATIC, pegged at Rs 56.24 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). While it is a baby AMG, it still comes with a feisty 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that cranks out 302hp and 400Nm. However, do note that the standard A-Class sedan in India is sold exclusively in its range-topping Progressive Line trim.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine AMG A35

To enable the car to put its power down properly, the AMG A35 gets Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system as standard. It also comes with a tweaked 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that has been tuned for quicker gear shifts. Meanwhile, the entry-level A200 also features a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, though it doesn’t get the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine AMG A35 rear

As for the A200d, its turbo-diesel engine comes paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. In terms of their acceleration, the A200 and A200d are pretty evenly matched. Both can hit 100 kmph from a standstill in around 8.3 seconds. Obviously, the AMG A35 easily outclasses both those variants, with its 0 to 100 kmph dash taking just 4.8 seconds.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine AMG A35 front three quarter

The standard 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine variants are offered in six exterior shades – Polar White, Mojave Silver, Mountain Grey, Cosmos Black, Denim Blue, and Iridium Silver. Meanwhile, the AMG 35 4MATIC can be ordered in an exclusive Sun Yellow color.

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine headlamps

The AMG 35 further gets a few other niceties, including sportier 18-inch AMG alloy wheels and Multibeam LED headlamps. These are complemented by a twin-slatted AMG front grille, AMG front bumper with a splitter, and more pronounced air intakes. Meanwhile, the rear features rounded exhaust tips with chrome embellishments, a sportier-looking bumper, and a boot-lip spoiler. Compared to the standard A200 and A200d variants, the AMG treatment on the A35 certainly ups the ante.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine AMG A35 cabin

Meanwhile, the interior of the AMG A35 4MATIC looks just as eye-catching as its exterior. It boasts stylish sports seats that get red stitching for more contrast and visual excitement. Similarly, the flat-bottom steering wheel is wrapped in premium nappa leather. The AMG A35’s kitty tags along with a 12-speaker Burmester sound system, adaptive AMG suspension, and Active Park Assist.

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine interior

Mercedes has also given the performance-oriented version of the new A-Class Limousine dual digital widescreen displays. Among the two, the 10.25-inch high-definition touchscreen in the center runs the marque’s MBUX infotainment system. The updated MBUX package brings Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, Mercedes me connect & app integration, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home Integration. Its connected car tech makes the 2021 A-Class Limousine an up-to-date offering from Mercedes-Benz.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine dashboard

Features found on the A200 and A200d include a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charger, and dual-zone climate control, etc. Customers of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine will be given a complimentary 3-year/unlimited km warranty and an 8-year/unlimited km warranty on the engine and gearbox. Meanwhile, the cost of the 2-year service package for the A-Class Limousine range between Rs 61,200 and Rs 73,200. Finally, keep in mind that the prices of the new A-Class sedan are introductory ones and will be hiked by Rs 1 Lakh from July 1, 2021. Mercedes-Benz India also mentioned that all units that were allotted till May, have been sold out.

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