When a Maruti Baleno owner wants to own a Mercedes A Class
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When a Maruti Baleno owner wants to own a Mercedes A Class

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A Maruti Suzuki Baleno owner still craved for that Mercedes A-Class which was beyond his reach and hence opted to transform his Baleno into his dream car. However, while he has realized his dream and got himself a Mercedes A-Class look alike, the end result is somewhat unpleasant.

The front end of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno has been taken apart and fitted with a Mercedes Diamond grille while the Baleno owner has also changed the front bumper to make it look like an A-Class which also sports air vents in the form of a figure ‘8’. It is this new bumper design that Mercedes is using on all their current generation models.

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Modifications on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno also extend to company logo in front which is not altogether attractive while it being a lower end Baleno is also devoid of projector headlamps and LEDs. At the rear, the owner has put in a new sporty bumper with quad exhaust tips and rear diffuser offering a sportier appeal to the vehicle.

Wheels and tyres also get upgraded with 16”, five spoke alloy wheels with low profile tyres while cabin too has been modified to resemble a Mercedes A-Class though it does not really suit the car and it’s a far cry away from the real luxury Mercedes A-Class.

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Powering the Baleno is 1.2 petrol engine which delivers 83 bhp @ 6000 RPM and 115 Nm @ 4000 RPM. It is also offered with a diesel engine option that delivers 74 bhp @ 4000 RPM and 190 Nm @ 2000 RPM. On the other hand, the Mercedes Benz A Class in India is offered with 1.6 liter petrol generating 122 bhp @ 5000 RPM and 200 Nm @ 1250 RPM while the 2.2 liter diesel A Class delivers 134 bhp @ 3600 RPM and 300 Nm @ 1600 RPM.

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