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Old 6th February 2020, 14:05   #1
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Default Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020

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Big shoutout to Rehaan for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

Mercedes-Benz opened bookings for the A-Class Limousine in India. The car is expected to launch in June 2020:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-01.jpg

The company brought in the A35 4Matic AMG model for display. Exact details on the variants and powertrains will be revealed later:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-02.jpg

It will slot in below the C-Class and offer an entry-level product offering to potential Merc customers (minus the cramped rear seats):
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-03.jpg

Rear gets arrow shaped tail lights and a boot lip spoiler:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-04.jpg

The wheelbase is 60 mm longer (compared to the A-Class sedan) and now measures 2,789 mm long:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-05.jpg

India is the only RHD market and the second after China to get this car:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-06.jpg

Multi-projector LED headlamps with L-shaped DRLs:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-07.jpg

As with modern cars, the car lacks fog lamps. Also notice the front parking sensors:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-08.jpg

Twin exhaust set up only for the A35 AMG variant. Regular car could get a single exhaust pipe:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-09.jpg

Glass sunroof covers over 50% of the roof area:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-11.jpg

Classy 5-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-12.jpg

The car gets a twin turbo setup and all-wheel drive as standard:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-13.jpg

The tail lights in action:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-14.jpg

Small, yet elegant looking spoiler blends in nicely:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-15.jpg

A look inside the engine bay:
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Interiors come equipped with the MBUX infotainment system and a dual screen setup. One is the infotainment unit while the driver information screen. MBUX not just takes in voice commands but is a little smart as well - e.g., you can say "I am feeling hot" and then the AC temperature would be lowered:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-16.jpg

Steering wheel is taken from the other Mercedes cars and so are the buttons:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-17.jpg

Paddle shifts are finished in brushed aluminium:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-18.jpg

The infotainment system comes with a touchpad, which offers haptic feedback:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-19.jpg

Circular AC vents look cool:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-20.jpg

Extendable thigh support for the driver's seat:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-21.jpg

Front seats get power adjustment and memory function:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-22.jpg

Headroom is better than the CLA. Seat is pretty low and under thigh support is non-existent:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-23.jpg

Adjustable head rests for all 3 occupants, but looks more comfortable for 2, rather than 3 occupants. That said, as with other modern Mercedes cars, the interiors are well finished:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-24.jpg

Leg space is decent in the back but under-thigh support is non-existent. Pictured here is Rehaan with the front seat adjusted for a person of 5'8" height:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-25.jpg

He has over a palm's width of extra space still remaining:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-26.jpg

Rear aircon vents. When you turn them vertical, it clicks into place and shuts off the airflow:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-27.jpg

A small flap below the AC vents reveals USB ports. There are of the Type C variety which shows the direction Mercedes is taking:
Mercedes A-Class Limo @ Auto Expo 2020-28.jpg

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I wonder if it's just me but the Chinese version of this car seems a bit longer still compared with the Indian version at the Auto Expo
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The car is pretty neat but is it an AMG line or proper AMG. The car looks way better than the new cla though.
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The car is pretty neat but is it an AMG line or proper AMG. The car looks way better than the new cla though.
It is a proper AMG, placed below A45 AMG.
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If somehow this car get priced in Skoda Superb or Toyota Camry territory (maybe half million rupees more) , this will bring a new influx of sales in an other wise dull and slow D Segment Sedans.

Beautiful car and one of the most desirable brand and a person who is spending 28-35 lakhs will surely love to have a Mercedes Benz.
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Isn't it called the A class sedan in the Chinese market?

Why the Limousine name here - for such a small car with just about decent leg space?
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It's supposed to come as CBU in AMG trim and CKD as a regular sedan. A Limousine will be positioned lower than C Class. As per the MB guy at the Expo, this should be priced around 50 lac which I doubt as the outgoing CLA was more like 70+

I think this is the webpage for this model -

https://www.mercedes-amg.com/en/vehi...sedan/a35.html
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Isn't it called the A class sedan in the Chinese market?

Why the Limousine name here - for such a small car with just about decent leg space?
I did noticed the same, browsing a few pages relieved that Mercedes Benz India has eradicated the word 'sedan' from their website and is now using the term 'Limousine'.
The car segments now are Limousine, Cabriolet, SUV, MPV, Maybach & AMG.
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https://forms.request-mercedes-benz.....pdf?owda=misc

Mercedes Benz India official A-Class Limousine Information/Introductory Brochure can be found on this link.
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The car is pretty neat but is it an AMG line or proper AMG. The car looks way better than the new cla though.
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It is a proper AMG, placed below A45 AMG.

This is not a proper AMG in any way, just like the C43, GLE43 and the new 35 & 53 series cars these are just regular series cars with and AMG kit and few other interior accessories.

A proper AMG will always have the hand-built engine with a plaque signed by the person who built it, placed on the engine itself.
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In Germany sedans are called Limousines regardless of the model and I guess that is why.

In the same way station wagons are called Kombis which is often incorporated in the brand (Skoda Octavia Combi).
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Mercedes dealers have quoted a price for Mercedes A Class Limousine model at a bit above 40 Ex showroom and are already accepting booking for 5 lakhs.

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Mercedes dealers have quoted a price for Mercedes A Class Limousine model at a bit above 40 Ex showroom and are already accepting booking for 5 lakhs.

Seems rather unreasonable considering the Current C-Class starts at 40.9L ex-showroom.

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Here are a couple of links to the dimensions of the A class Limousine

https://www.netcarshow.com/mercedes-...a-class_sedan/

and another link with the dimensions and comparison with similar cars in Europe

https://www.automobiledimension.com/...z/a-sedan-2019

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