Team-BHP > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd March 2021, 16:53   #61
BHPian
 
veedub89's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 434
Thanked: 705 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

https://twitter.com/MercedesBenzInd/...383745544?s=20

The A35 is launching on 25.03.21 as per the Mercedes India tweet.

Hopefully Merc India hasn't got the same stuff as what Audi was smoking (S5 at 80 lacs!) and they will price this more reasonably and realistically.
If not, BMW India can keep its cash counters open for more bookings of the 340i.
veedub89 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 12:47   #62
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 18,393
Thanked: 45,661 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine launched at INR 39.90 lakhs.

Quote:
Mercedes-Benz has launched the much-awaited A-Class Limousine at the price of INR 39.90 ex-showroom, India and the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic is priced at INR 56.25 ex-showroom.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class comes in two fully loaded variants the A200 (Petrol) and the A200d (Diesel).

For motorsport aficionados, the German brand has also brings the sporty A35 AMG 4Matic trim.
Quote:
Powertrains
Powering the entry-level Mercedes-Benz A200 Petrol is a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 163 Hp of power and 250 Nm of torque. This engine comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Powering the diesel variant, the A200d is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder oil burner that produces 150 Hp of power and 350 Nm of torque. This engine comes with a new 8-speed DCT automatic transmission. Powering the performance-oriented A35 AMG is a 2.0-litre petrol engine that belts out 306 Hp of power and 400 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with a 4Matic all-wheel drivetrain.
Link

Last edited by volkman10 : 25th March 2021 at 13:00.
volkman10 is offline   (6) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 13:14   #63
BHPian
 
veedub89's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 434
Thanked: 705 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

A35 at 56.xx lacs isn't going to cut it.

That's just 6 lacs off from the 340i. And for those extra 6 lacs you get more power, more space, more performance and more presence.

An ex-showroom price of around 49 lacs would have been better.

But then again the standard A Limo costing almost 40 lacs is too pricey in its own right. BMW got hammered for its unrealistic pricing of the 2 series. Mercedes has gone out and done the same thing.

Why would anyone in their right mind pick up a car like this over a standard C/3/A4 is just beyond me.
veedub89 is offline   (10) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 13:35   #64
BHPian
 
autotranny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hyd, Thrissur
Posts: 350
Thanked: 327 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

A Class 'Limo' is impressive and all, no doubt - but when I read the price of the C at 48 Lacs on-road, the first thing that comes to my mind is that its the same engine that powers a Nissan Kicks.

Why would anyone choose this over a C Class or a 3 series? Beyond me, but then, I'm not in the market for a premium marquee sedan either.

Last edited by Aditya : 27th March 2021 at 19:37. Reason: Please proof read before submitting your post. Thanks.
autotranny is offline   (5) Thanks Received Infraction
Old 25th March 2021, 13:49   #65
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sahil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,990
Thanked: 5,483 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

It's high time they start pricing the Petrol and Diesel engines of similar power out at par, especially in the luxury segment. MBIL can and should be the front runner of this.

The A35 with a "launch" price of 49.99L would have been great to create a buzz and get sales then gradually increase the price to 52-53L, which is what it will finally sell at after discounts by this year end I feel.
Sahil is offline   (9) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 14:03   #66
BHPian
 
autotranny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hyd, Thrissur
Posts: 350
Thanked: 327 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sahil View Post
It's high time they start pricing the Petrol and Diesel engines of similar power out at par, especially in the luxury segment. MBIL can and should be the front runner of this.

The A35 with a "launch" price of 49.99L would have been great to create a buzz and get sales then gradually increase the price to 52-53L, which is what it will finally sell at after discounts by this year end I feel.
Good strategy. 7 Lacs discount on the first 100 units of A35 sold, translates to 7 Crores - which will definitely be miniscule compared to their advertising budget for the new A Class.
autotranny is offline  
Old 25th March 2021, 14:12   #67
Senior - BHPian
 
PrideRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: BLR/PTR
Posts: 2,717
Thanked: 6,869 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

Awesome 330i/320D is available for same price or lesser. Yes it's the sport variant and misses few features, but then I get a car from higher segment and much better engines. The next gen C class will start at 60L or above here in Bangalore.
PrideRed is online now   (1) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 14:24   #68
Team-BHP Support
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 15,377
Thanked: 56,895 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

1L difference between the petrol and diesel variants may be standard fare - but this petrol feels extremely overpriced for what it offers IMHO. Diesel is at least competent - but priced too close to the 3 Series as others have mentioned above.

Overall, Mercedes is trying to pick up the pricing game exactly where BMW lost it with the 2 Series Gran Coupe.
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 15:33   #69
Senior - BHPian
 
Venkatesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 4,284
Thanked: 16,804 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

Mercedes-Benz India has announced that the A-Class Limousine is already sold out for both the months of April and May 2021. Right now, the company is taking pre-orders for June 2021.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review-20210325_153207.jpg

Source
Venkatesh is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 15:40   #70
Distinguished - BHPian
 
androdev's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 2,398
Thanked: 9,489 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

For a luxury brand, it's better to fail at a higher price point than succeed at lower price point.

I only wish they also offered the hatchback version. I still enjoy spotting previous gen A class hatch on the streets, it looks great.
androdev is online now   (10) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 15:48   #71
BHPian
 
Foxbat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 506
Thanked: 1,602 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Venkatesh View Post
Mercedes-Benz India has announced that the A-Class Limousine is already sold out for both the months of April and May 2021. Right now, the company is taking pre-orders for June 2021.

Source
For how long will automobile companies continue with this marketing gimmick?

Sold Out? How many were for sale? 10 or 10,000?

I see this gimmick with European companies, I think Skoda was sold out of its 10+ year old special sticker edition Rapid model !

Last edited by Foxbat : 25th March 2021 at 15:50.
Foxbat is online now   (12) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 17:50   #72
Distinguished - BHPian
 
84.monsoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,572
Thanked: 5,232 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

What I just cannot fathom is paying 40 lakhs for a car that shares the same exact engine as a 12 lakh Renault Duster Turbo! The 1.3 Turbo Petrol is co-developed by Nissan and Mercedes and develops the same level of power and torque (~160 HP, 250 NM) in both the Duster and the A-class limousine. I would also not be surprised if the Dusters' CVT gearbox is as smooth, if not smoother than, the Mercedes 7-speed DCT gearbox.
84.monsoon is online now   (3) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 18:44   #73
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 221
Thanked: 379 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxbat View Post
For how long will automobile companies continue with this marketing gimmick?

Sold Out? How many were for sale? 10 or 10,000?

I see this gimmick with European companies, I think Skoda was sold out of its 10+ year old special sticker edition Rapid model !
So true! This is definitely the strategy used by many German marques and honestly, by now they are fooling nobody.
AKSarkar1 is offline  
Old 25th March 2021, 18:55   #74
BHPian
 
Eshan Joshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: !
Posts: 270
Thanked: 1,524 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

If you pay 39.90 lacs for the A Class , you would most likely be taken away by men in white coats.


However , the A35 AMG would be a good used buy down the line. But I doubt if they would sell any.


But again , posers would definitely want to buy the A Class.
Eshan Joshi is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 25th March 2021, 19:11   #75
Team-BHP Support
 
Chetan_Rao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,122
Thanked: 14,558 Times
Default Re: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Review

The competent diesel might just about justify its sticker price (should honestly be a few lacs cheaper to be competitive).

The petrol, for that motor, is atrociously priced, esp. given its poor NVH that'll take away from the snob value anyone might buy this for.
Chetan_Rao is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks