2013 A Class is the smallest car in the Mercedes Benz line-up today, and after proving itself in Europe, where it got over 90,000 bookings within a few months of its launch, it is here in India as the largest and most luxurious hatchback.
For the petrol A Class, it is powered by the 1595 cc four cylinder engine that generates 122 hp @ 5000 rpm and 200 Nm torque @ 1250-4000 rpm. It has a top speed of 202 kmph and does a 0-100 kmph in 9.2 seconds. It delivers a mileage of 16+ kmpl.
The diesel A Class gets the same 2143 cc four cylinder mill seen on the C Class, but down-tuned to deliver 109 hp @ 3200-4600 rpm and 250 Nm torque @ 1400-2800 rpm. This one has a top speed of 190 kmph and does 0-100 kmph in 10.6 seconds. This one delivers 20.06 kmpl. You can have a look at the Mercedes Benz A Class India review here. For more information on the A Class, have a look at the media release below.
UPDATE: In India, A Class does not have a competitor, but if we consider brand and price, it will compete with the Audi Q3. This was evident when Audi India Head, Michael Perschke tweeted the following earlier today, “Here is the big question of the day? Why buy an #AClass @23L as petrol when you can get a #Q3 2.0 Tdi with 177 bhp Diesel quattro power @27L.” We too have the same question for you. Please leave your response in the comments section below.