Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class were the major stars of the German automaker in India as they fall low on pocket and had the capacity to kill many birds with a single stone. However, it was the petrol variants that scored more equipments and features in the earlier days of the launch. Now, with the launch of Edition 1 of A and B Class in the repertoire only in diesel variants, it is held to bridge the gap of the most aspired Mercedes cars in the country.
Launched the Edition 1 A-Class at Rs 26.17 lakh and B-Class Edition 1 at Rs 28.74 lakh (both prices ex-showroom Mumbai) these two newbies are adored only with the cosmetic changes rather than technical ones.
Confirming those changes, it can be noticed the black decals are found on the running board, Edition 1 badges on outer as well as interiors, black colored wing-mirrors, electrically-adjustable front passenger seat and the most desired panoramic sunroof now available. A Class Edition 1 also gets a 17-inch ‘Tremolite’ grey alloy wheels, whereas, the B-Class gets two 17.8 cm rear entertainment screens with a DVD player and infrared headphones – as the Mercedes-Benz wagon is still believed to be mostly driven by the chauffeurs in India.
Continuing the exclusivity further, Mercedes-Benz said only 100 units of A Class and B Class Edition 1 are available at the showrooms for the aforesaid price. Three exterior colors namely Cirrus White, Polar Silver and Jupiter Red can be bought.
Under the hoods both the cars specks the same technicalities with 2143cc In-line 4 cylinder diesel engine comprised of 109PS and 250Nm after mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with traction transferred to the front wheels. Both the A-Class and B-Class now get raised ride height and slightly suppler setup to deal with our roads better.
On contrary, the A-Class and B-Class are contributing upto 20% of the Mercedes-Benz total sales in India, where it would be raised further with the launch of GLA in the coming months.