Mercedes-Benz put their 2019 A-Class hatchback on show at an event held in Amsterdam on February 2, 2018. The larger dimensions of the new A-Class allow for bigger and better changes in its design. In terms of interior and comfort the new class, it has way more space than before. Another addition to its list of features is that this car has MBUX which is the first car German manufacturer’s lineup to have this feature. To improve the drivers’ experience the new A-Class has features such as driver assistance systems, distance assist, emergency stop assist, active lane change assist and active brake assist. Mercedes-Benz has not given any confirmation or statement regarding the A-Class’ launch in India. However, it is expected to go be launched in our country during the latter part of this year.
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Mercedes-Benz diesel powered engines of the latest generation OM 608 achieves average NOx emissions of approximately 40 to 60 milligrams per kilometer on RDE journeys. These NOx emissions are quite below the 168 mg/km which is the limit set and further below 80 mg/km which is the laboratory limit.
Making things simpler from the technical facts mentioned above, the feature is that the new engine receives an additional 7 bhp that was lacking in the previous generation of engines. Moreover, this returns maximum power of 114 bhp and a peak torque of 260Nm. This new engine is capable of taking the A180d from 0-100kmph in a whopping 10.5 seconds reaching a lightning top speed of 202kmph. The new engine is manufactured in partnership with Renault and the 1.5-litre diesel consists of Mercedes' 7G-DCT unit. The brand's new range of products, the new S-Class and the new C-Class, both consist of similar engine parts from Renault.
With a 2143 cc engine, the latest Mercedes-Benz A Class has Mileage (upto) 20.0 kmpl. BHP that is Brake horse power is at 136.0 and it comes with automatic transmission. As far as interior is concerned it has an elegant interior and comes with 5 comfortable seats.
The third generation of the A-Class is already open for sale in India and can be purchased at a price between Rs 29.89 lakhs and 30.94 lakhs. The two variants it is available in are the A180 Sport and A 200 CDI.
The A-Class is powered with a 2.2-litre diesel engine or a 1.6-litre petrol engine which produce 136PS/300Nm and 122PS/200Nm, respectively. Both engines consist of a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The engine3s on both variants are evenly powered and are designed to provide a smooth city drive. Moreover, the A-Class is furnished with LED headlamps, all encompassing sunroof, Apple CarPlay, push-button start, 8-inch infotainment screen with a 20 CD changer, Android Auto, rear parking camera, Garmin navigation, and among others.
Speaking of the car’s safety features, the A-Class has six airbags, ABS, attention assist, adaptive braking, Electronic Stability Program and Acceleration Skid Control. At show, the A-Class hatchback has just a single adversary in India and that is the Volvo V40. Moreover, BMW 1-Series hatchback was finished in 2017 which diminishes the restriction.