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Old 13th June 2016, 16:02   #1
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Mercedes-Benz India has launched a series of Sport Edition models of the A-Class, CLA and GLA. These new Sport Edition Mercedes cars mark the start of the 2016 UEFA Euro Championship which commenced last week in France. The German automaker will limit the number of Sport Edition models to just 54 for the A-Class, and 108 each for the CLA and GLA. This number too has been chosen for a reason, as there would be 54 teams that would participate in the UEFA EURO 2016 championship.

Cosmetic changes on the Sport Edition models of the A-Class, CLA and GLA include AMG front and rear bumpers, carbon fibre ORVM cover, side skirts, a 'Sport Edition' badge, stainless steel sport pedals, and black hub caps.

Additionally, owners of the Sport Edition Mercedes cars will also be given merchandise products of the official German football team.

Ex-Showroom Mumbai prices of the Sport Edition models are as follows:
• A 180 - Rs. 25.95 lakh
• A 200 d - Rs. 26.95 lakh
• CLA 200 - Rs. 33.24 lakh
• CLA 200 d - Rs. 34.25 lakh
• GLA 200 - Rs. 34.23 lakh
• GLA 200 d - Rs. 35.26 lakh

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That pricing is a bit weird. That is actually lower than the price of the normal models ex showroom Mumbai.
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Mercedes-Benz India has launched a series of Sport Edition models of the A-Class, CLA and GLA. These new Sport Edition Mercedes cars mark the start of the 2016 UEFA Euro Championship which commenced last week in France. The German automaker will limit the number of Sport Edition models to just 54 for the A-Class, and 108 each for the CLA and GLA. This number too has been chosen for a reason, as there would be 54 teams that would participate in the UEFA EURO 2016 championship.

Cosmetic changes on the Sport Edition models of the A-Class, CLA and GLA include AMG front and rear bumpers, carbon fibre ORVM cover, side skirts, a 'Sport Edition' badge, stainless steel sport pedals, and black hub caps.

Additionally, owners of the Sport Edition Mercedes cars will also be given merchandise products of the official German football team.

Ex-Showroom Mumbai prices of the Sport Edition models are as follows:
A 180 - Rs. 25.95 lakh
A 200 d - Rs. 26.95 lakh
CLA 200 - Rs. 33.24 lakh
CLA 200 d - Rs. 34.25 lakh
GLA 200 - Rs. 34.23 lakh
GLA 200 d - Rs. 35.26 lakh

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In the photos, only the CLA has the AMG body kit. The A and GLA look regular. I appreciate mercedes for launching such sport models. No other company is doing that. The C Class sport launched in 2013 was similar and still looks better than regular C s.
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That pricing is a bit weird. That is actually lower than the price of the normal models ex showroom Mumbai.
In other words, inventory has built up at the dealer level. Thus, Mercedes will now push these 'special editions'.
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In other words, inventory has built up at the dealer level. Thus, Mercedes will now push these 'special editions'.
Not surprised

The CLA 180 Sport is an eye watering 42Lakhs on road in Bangalore. I can get a discounted 3, A3 or a Skoda Octy TSI+ Polo GT combo

The CLA is a good car but not for Rs 42 - no performance nor space for the price
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In the photos, only the CLA has the AMG body kit. The A and GLA look regular. I appreciate mercedes for launching such sport models. No other company is doing that. The C Class sport launched in 2013 was similar and still looks better than regular C s.
I personally feel Mercedes is going the Maruti and mass-market way with their sport models and other Limited Editions.
These models are generally stripped down (C Class Sport didn't have Xenons IIRC, forget other features) and just have a few sporty bits and badging in hopes of attracting a few customers.

If Mercedes really wanted to go the true Sport way - they could start by providing engines that match competitors if not better them!

The only Limited Edition variants of Mercedes I admire are the Launch Editions which come with nicer alloys, better interiors, etc.
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