Mercedes-Benz India to launch its A-Class models this May

Tuesday 30 April 2013, 12:08 PM by

The Indian arm of Mercedes-Benz, a renowned German luxury car maker, is working towards the launch of its A-Class hatchback range in the domestic market for next month. As per industry sources, the much awaited Mercedes-Benz A-Class models could hit the company’s retail outlets on May 30, 2013 and mark its entry into an unfamiliar territory of the Indian luxury car space.

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Mercedes-Benz India to launch its A-Class models this May

The German auto maker is expected to pitch its upcoming A-Class range with price tags less than the B-Class Sports Tourer, which was launched in the country. Therefore, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class would become the company’s cheapest offering upon its arrival on the Indian turf. Industry sources have suggested that the A-Class could bear retail values in an introductory price bracket of Rs. 18 to 20 lakh.

Coming to under-the-hood specifications of Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the premium hatchbacks would come with options in both petrol and diesel powered guises. The petrol trim of A-Class is expected to come fitted with a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine that could generate maximum power output close to 120 bhp. Further, the A-Class diesel could be powered by a 1.5 litre oil burner rated with a peak power of 109 bhp. Upon its launch, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchbacks would compete against BMW’s Mini Cooper cars. However, upcoming BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 are pegged as direct rivals to the A-Class, which are also awaiting their Indian launches at the moment.

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