Mercedes-Benz has done a good job with the A-Class and there is no hiding. There has been no compromise made on the design and styling of the product. The
overall styling of the interiors is good and even the quality of the materials and the fit and finish is no different from any other Mercedes-Benz product.
The German automaker is taking all the correct measures with its hatch back as it is stylish and spacious too. It has a spacious cabin with lots of space
for passengers, as the engine is mounted transversely. The instrument panel is also stylish and looks young and trendy. The driving position can be
adjusted to low slung and it comes loaded with many features despite being a hatchback. It has features like reverse parking camera, cruise control and
even dual clutch transmission.
There are two engines on offer by the Stuttgart based manufacturer. One is the 1.6-litre turbo petrol and the 2.2-litre diesel, with petrol being more
powerful. The acceleration produced by the A-Class is good and even the power delivery is fairly linear and smooth. The engines on offer might on look not
that good on paper, but in the real world they are far better than what is on offer. The A-Class is a fuel-efficient vehicle, be it the petrol or the
diesel. The light body-weight makes it fuel-efficient.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for their ride quality and this new hatchback is no exception. The A-Class drives like any other Mercedes-Benz and the
German automaker has ensured this with the driving characteristics too. This does take a while to get used to. The safety features on the A-Class are
several like multiple airbags, ABS and even ESP. The only competition is the 1 Series, which is a lot more expensive than A-Class.
A180 CDI Style - Diesel
A180 Sport - Petrol
Edition 1 - Limited Edition - Both