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Old 3rd July 2013, 17:28   #91
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There is already one up for sale.
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-.../A-Class.html/
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The diamond grille may be standard for the first 400, but those have already been booked. Anyways here is what the price list looks like.

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The diamond grille may be standard for the first 400, but those have already been booked. Anyways here is what the price list looks like...
~7k INR for diamond grill ?

its a bit like charging 10x for room rent by a 5-star hotel compared to a normal one; you can live with it because the hotel has 'invested' in the room. But the same hotel charging 10x on coffee is a little bit diffcult to digest.
In this case also, its a similar feeling; we are not offended by premium pricing on the engineering, but charging 7k on a 'frills' item is a bit of a put off.
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~7k INR for diamond grill ?
You missed a zero. The Diamond grill is nearly 70K extra!!
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You missed a zero. The Diamond grill is nearly 70K extra!!
ooops! i meant 70k .... my bad typo (very consistent in both places)
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Hi,
Just took delivery of the A180 petrol about 2 weeks back. Here are a few things I should point out with regard to your review.

The car does NOT have reverse sensors or a reverse camera which is really irritating because the rear view mirror is really small. I have called the mercedes dealer 3 times to know if I can get it as an optional extra but so far, no response from them.


There is no seat heating facility unlike what is shown in your review.

There is also no dual zone temperature control and no air condition vents on for the back seat.

There is no keyless entry which is really irritating.

There are no fog lamps although the projector lights are really good.

The mileage I am getting in town is closer to 8km/l than 15 as promised by the company.

The truth is that my i20 has a lot more features than the baby merc.

All this said, the looks are so fabulous that the car gets stared at everywhere I take it! If thats what you are after and willing to pay 4 times the price of an i20, then go for it!

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Hi,
Just took delivery of the A180 petrol about 2 weeks back. Here are a few things I should point out with regard to your review.

The car does NOT have reverse sensors or a reverse camera which is really irritating because the rear view mirror is really small. I have called the mercedes dealer 3 times to know if I can get it as an optional extra but so far, no response from them.

There is no seat heating facility unlike what is shown in your review.

There is also no dual zone temperature control and no air condition vents on for the back seat.

There is no keyless entry which is really irritating.

There are no fog lamps although the projector lights are really good.

The mileage I am getting in town is closer to 8km/l than 15 as promised by the company.

The truth is that my i20 has a lot more features than the baby merc.

All this said, the looks are so fabulous that the car gets stared at everywhere I take it! If thats what you are after and willing to pay 4 times the price of an i20, then go for it!
Can you take the pain of putting up a pic of the keys you got with the A-class
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As per latest ACI report the A45 AMG launch is on the cards and should be priced around INR 52-55L

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Can you take the pain of putting up a pic of the keys you got with the A-class
I hope you can see the picture of the key. It was taken with my iPad. As you can see there are only open and close buttons.
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When I first saw A class launch on TV was not all that impressed maybe because the reviews were not as detailed as Rehaan's. Amazing amount if detailing . It just tempts a non-buyer like me to buy it
Me too
That's the advantage of online review
Excellent Review Rehaan!
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Watch this awesome review by Chris Harris. A45 AMG v BMW M135i on Road and Track.

I enjoyed this test a lot. His reviews are at a different level altogether with the technical details but not being geeky at all. Enjoy!

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It looks fab(petrol), is built fab but drives not so fab. I mean, come on Mercedes! Just plonk that C's 2.2 litre as an engine option for A for us enthusiasts.
If the A class review in the latest issue of Top Gear India is to be believed, the petrol one is actually a fabulous sporty machine. It says that though the petrol A class is 122 BHP, it feels like 140 on the road. That would make the petrol one a hot hatch!

Only those who have driven the petrol one can comment.
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If the A class review in the latest issue of Top Gear India is to be believed, the petrol one is actually a fabulous sporty machine. It says that though the petrol A class is 122 BHP, it feels like 140 on the road. That would make the petrol one a hot hatch!

Only those who have driven the petrol one can comment.
Dear tats07 sir,

I think its best to take this review with a pinch of salt. Why?
Simple, it depends on 2 things:
1) the reviewer's experience
2) the magazine's tendency to keep the company happy.
I generally never form an opinion on how fast/slow the car is or how the engine is based on any review, even team-bhp's. What I do look for is the engine character. Like whether it has low end grunt or good midrange etc.
The final decision on whether I like the car's engine is based only on my test drive.

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Got the a 180 cdi rides well for city use !!!

Lacks the grunt required in highways

Pros --Has all the advantages of a merc
Cons -- Parking reverse a total headache without sensors or rev cam


Any idea on how to get the ecu remapped to the merc c class or the amg levels
Since it has the same engine ??
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( N.B dealers of merc are a bit of letdown they don't give you much options to choose from and standard of care is just not what you expect from a merc)
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