Mercedes Benz India had hiked the price of B Class to make the launch of A Class more efficient. The A seems to be the much anticipated product for three pointed star in India and hence for playing safe it had increased the price of its earlier cheapest MB (i.e. B Class) by almost Rs. 3 lakh.
Following the launch, the base variant of B Class that was earlier tagged at Rs. 21.5 lakh is now notched to Rs. 24.3 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), almost by a sum of Rs. 3 lakh; must say, a strategic move for getting the actual ‘A’ from A Class (sales).
Priced at Rs. 21.93 lakh for the 2.2-litre diesel and Rs. 22.73 lakh for the 1.6-litre petrol (ex showroom Mumbai) A Class had made debut very positively with the borrowed engine of B Class petrol in the respective fuel trim. Whereas, the niche hatchback (i.e. A Class) is already done with the oil burner, but the compact sports tourer (i.e. B Class) is still waiting to get the same, which we say may derive at the end of this month or so.
Hence, B180 derives the maximum of 122PS of power and 200Nm of torque from the 1.6L displacement, but yet official words are still there to erode from the German stable for striking confirmation on the new fuel trim.