Mercedes Launches A-Class for 21 Lakhs

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    In an anticipation to the upcoming launch of the BMW 1-series, Merc geared up by launching the Super premium hatch, A-Class today.

    Coming in 2 versions, Petrol and Diesel.

    1.6 Litre, 4 Cylinder Petrol that puts out 120 Bhp at 5000 rpm.

    The Diesel is a 2.2 litre, 4 cylinder VGT, that puts out 80kW or (I think I got my Maths wrong) 107 Bhp.

    With a kerb weight of 1395 and 1505 kgs for the Petrol and Diesel respectively, this does make for rather sedate performance.

    Both come with a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Auto Matic transmission.

    Priced at 21.93 Lakhs for the Diesel, which is surprising since it is cheaper than the Petrol model at 22.73 Lakhs.

    The Petrol model is badged the A180 Sport, and the Diesel is A180 CDI.

    Pics from Merc's website -

    A Class 01.jpg

    A Class 02.jpg
     
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  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Though personally the 1-series though smaller, does make more sense selling in India since we can never get over the hangover that a Hatch is non-premium, and a Sedan is premium. The 1-series does win over in that bit. Moreover it could be priced cheaper than the A-Class.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Does it actually look that awesome or is just the photography .. coz DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!

    1.6L is pretty meh for a 20Lac range which will get you Fortuner or a CRV with 2.4L Engine !
     
  4. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    It does look that awesome. The front grill has some 300 odd pins that glitter like diamonds according to Mercedes. And yes it's probably the best looking merc after a 300SL and the G Wagen for me
     
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    I guess I will wait till they launch something for 2.193 Lakhs ...
    ... And then buy it second hand !! :p :D
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    You could technically buy a 2000-2002 Merc for around 2-4 Lakhs.
     
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    So, for a prospective buyer the options suggested can be :
    - Maruti Alto 800
    - Hyundai EON
    - Merc (2000-2002 Model)

    Wow, the list does seem interesting !!! :rofl:
     
  8. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Meh, a ?#@*&%!^$~ing hatchback.:rolleyes:
     
  9. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    A sexy Hatchback!
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    that title is reserve for Fiat 500.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Nooooooooooooo! The new Opel astra maybe, the VW scirocco, not the fiat
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    did you say new?
    new doesn't cut it. 500, mini and bettle are the only candidates for sexy hatchbacks in that order.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    They are cute, like the girl who had the hots for you but could never woo you coz she was never hot enough, just cute.

    This is like Kate Upton, you may deny it, but you know you want it.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I don't think I would compare it with girls. I donno who kate upton is.
    500 abarth is 150 BHp, there is nothing cute about 150 bhp raw power in that small thing.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Only till you've not driven it. :)
     
  16. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    I would like to put my point across, the Beamer 1 series is a shitty vehicle.. ( I love Beamers ) but th evariations and reduction in quality that bmw is giving us makes me an angry man !
    These A class ones although are the top of line hatchbacks ! astounding and gorgeous..
    I sure hope that Indian people realize this and buy this ;)
     
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    Would you say the same about the 1M as well?
     
  18. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Have been told to not contest.. myself.. ( by docs after my attack)
    so whatever you say is correct, but remember, I am a person who has driven most of th esuper vehicles on the Buddha International circuit !!
    But I will not contest.. :)

    --- Double Post Merged, May 31, 2013 ---
    Abarth is a niche customized and modded segment, the whole production lineup is not.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    [quote="ManISinJpr, post: 28012, member: 91"


    --- Double Post Merged, May 31, 2013 ---
    Abarth is a niche customized and modded segment, the whole production lineup is not.[/quote]

    That is a very important piece of information i didn't know about. THANKS!!!
     
  20. turbo99i

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    It's all about rear wheel drive and small turning radius associated with. Straight 6 lump with manual tranny pumping 300+ horses in a coupe and course f1 eagle rubbers is what all you need! ;)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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