the global makers of luxury cars, will now be offering exclusive A-Class and
B-Class ‘Edition 1’ cars in India. These cars will only be available only in
diesel variant and will feature some key enhancements in order to make it more
appealing to the Indian youth.
their launch in India, the two models have sold more than 2500 units in the
country, thereby contributing to around 20pc of the company’s sales volumes.
One out of every five Mercedes-Benz sold in India is either an A-Class or a
B-Class. The A-Class and the B-Class ‘Edition 1’ are priced at Rs. 26.17 lakh
and Rs. 28.75 lakh respectively, ex-showroom Mumbai.
cars were launched by Boris Fitz, Vice President, Sales & Network
Development, Mercedes-Benz India in Mumbai. Only 200 units of A-Class and
B-Class ‘Edition 1’ will be available for sale.
Edition 1 comes with panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable front passenger
seat, reverse camera and comfort suspension and several other features.
A-Class Edition 1
car has the Eco start/stop function as standard, which makes the A-Class
Edition 1 particularly economical. With 7 airbags, the Edition 1 features ESP
(Electronic Stability Programme), helping to minimise the loss of control of
the car during emergency braking, ASR (Acceleration Skid Control), electric
parking brake, ABS (Antilock Braking System), Brake Assist System, Attention
Assist and Hill Start Assist.
A-Class Edition 1 comes with a panoramic sunroof. It also gets electrically
adjustable front passenger seats enhancing convenience for the passenger. A
reverse camera and a rear centre armrest are two of the several changes that
have been incorporated in the Edition 1. A high gloss black exterior mirror
housing and the Tremolite grey 17” 5-double spoke alloys in new design with
high gloss black hub caps completes the dynamic exterior looks. The matt black
decals with Edition 1 moniker adds to the overall exclusive appeal of the
vehicle. A distinct matt aluminium Edition 1 badge is present on the headliner.
B-Class Edition 1:
B-Class has been the first of Mercedes-Benz’s New Generation Cars to be
launched in India and boasts of a sporty design. This is coupled with a 7G-DCT
Dual Clutch Transmission with paddle shift in combination with a multi-function
steering wheel, which is normally found in high end sports cars like the SLS
AMG. The car comes with 7 airbags, a first for any car in this segment, and
also features Attention Assist, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic
Stability Programme (ESP) with Acceleration Skid Control (ASR), Hill Start
Assist with HOLD function, Brake Assist System (BAS) and a tyre pressure loss
warning indicator which makes it one of the safest Luxury Tourer. The B-Class
Edition 1 now features a reverse camera and a rear centre armrest. The car now
also features a panoramic sunroof and electrically adjustable front passenger
seat. The car comes equipped with a rear seat entertainment system. The car for
the first time also offers a new colour, the Jupiter Red. It has a high gloss
black exterior mirror housings. External additions include matt black decals
with ‘Edition 1’ moniker and also high gloss black hub caps for the 16 inch 5-
twin spoke light alloy wheels painted in matt black. A distinct matt aluminium
‘Edition 1’ badge is present on the headliner.
Power and Transmission: A-Class and B-Class ‘Edition 1’
engines of A-Class and B-Class Edition 1 are mated with the 7G-DCT 7 speed
dual-clutch automatic transmission and have 2.2 litre 4 cylinder diesel
engines. The A-Class and B-Class Edition 1 have displacement of 2143 cc with a
four cylinder engine which produces 250 Nm of torque @ 1400-2800 rpm. The rated
outputs of both the cars are 107hp @ 3200-4400 rpm and both the vehicles reach
a top speed of 190 km/h. The B-Class has a 50 litre tank capacity and offers a
mileage of 19.0 kmpl which provides the perfect touring capabilities to this
fascinating vehicle. While the A-Class’ fuel efficiency ensures a 1000 km run
with a tank full of diesel.
Fitz noted that the A-Class and B-Class cars have successfully captured the
imagination of young Indians who were new to luxury motoring and delineated the
changing preference of the youth in today’s social milieu, who increasingly
prefer compact luxury as an integral part of their lifestyle.
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