A Class 2013-2015 Edition 1 Review
Mercedes Benz has introduced the limited edition of its stylish hatchback, which is christened as Mercedes Benz A Class Edition 1 . The company has launched it with a few additional features, which includes a panoramic sunroof, electrically powered front seats, a reversing camera and central armrest with cup holders for rear passengers. Apart from these, this hatchback also gets a set of tremolite grey 17 inch alloy wheels and stylish body decals, which gives the side profile an elegant look. It comes with a 2.2-litre, In-line diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2143cc. This power plant is coupled with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission gear box, which transmits the engine power to its front wheels. It allows the vehicle to achieve a top speed of 190 Kmph, which is rather incredible for this segment. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill in close to 10.6 seconds. This hatchback is designed with a large wheelbase of 2699mm, which ensures a spacious cabin inside for accommodating minimum five passengers with ease. It comes with an overall length of 4292mm along with a total width of 1780mm and a decent height of 1433mm. The company is selling this limited edition variant in three sparkling exterior paint options only, which are White, Silver and Red metallic finish.
The company has given this stylish hatchback an aerodynamic body structure with striking character and window lines that gives it a captivating look. The front fascia is quite attractive with a neatly designed radiator grille with two louvres in chrome finish, which is also embossed with a large company logo. This grille is flanked by a glowing headlight cluster, which is incorporated with clear lens projector based headlamps, which has automatic headlamp activation function as well. It is also fitted with day time running lamps, which further adds to the elegance of this vehicle. The body colored bumper has a wide air intake section for cooling the engine quickly. The slanting forward bonnet has a few character lines and the large windscreen is integrated with a set of intermittent wipers as well. The neatly carved wheel arches are fitted with an elegant set of tremolite grey 17 inch, 5-twin spoke alloy wheels and stylish body decals , which adds to its side profile. These rims are further fitted with a 225/45 R17 sized robust tubeless radials tyres. The door handles and external rear view mirrors are painted in body color and come with electrically foldable adjustment function. They are further integrated with a side turn blinker as well. On the other hand, the rear end is designed with a body colored bumper, which has a pair of bright fog lamps. Then it also has a luminous tail light cluster and polished stainless steel twin pipe exhaust system. The heated rear windscreen comes with a timer and has a wash and wipe function as well.
The spacious cabin of this Mercedes Benz A Class Edition 1 comes with class leading interiors and lots of other luxurious features. The front sporty seats are covered with ARTICO messancy upholstery, which has contrasting top stitching . The advanced instrument panel comes with multi-functional display, which houses a number of features for the convenience of the driver. The dashboard is equipped with a few features like an illuminated glove box, a three spoke leather covered steering wheel with twelve function keys and some other aspects as well. Apart from these, it also has a panoramic sunroof, rear seat entertainment package with two LCD screens and a DVD player, rear center armrest with cup holders and many other such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is packed with a 2.2-litre, In-line diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2143cc . This four cylinder based engine has the ability to churn out a maximum power output of 107.3bhp between 3200 to 4400rpm in combination with a peak torque yield of 250Nm in the range of 1400 to 2800rpm. It is skilfully mated with a a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission gear box, which allows the hatchback to attain a top speed of 190 Kmph. It can easily accelerate from zero to 100 Kmph in 10.6 seconds, which is rather thrilling for the occupants sitting inside. This diesel motor is incorporated with an common rail direct injection system. It can generate 20.6 Kmpl on the bigger roads and 17.9 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions, which is quite decent for this segment.
Braking and Handling:
This hatchback comes with weight optimized combination type suspension system. Its front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, while the rear gets a completely redesigned four link type of mechanism, which augments the driving stability and ride comfort . On the other hand, it comes with an adaptive braking mechanism, which is further enhanced by an advanced anti lock braking system along with a brake assist function as well. Then it also has a standard rack and pinion based steering wheel, which comes with an integral steer control function that supports in critical driving situations.
The car manufacturer has given this variant a number of luxurious features, which includes a ECO start/stop function, electrically adjustable seats with memory package and 4-way lumbar support, power windows with one touch control, direction indicator, boot compartment light and so on. Apart from these, it also has an automatic air conditioning system with heater, reverse parking sensors and an advanced music system as wel l, which is equipped with a radio that has a dual tuner, Bluetooth connectivity and other input options as well.
This Mercedes Benz A Class Edition 1 variant includes an electronic stability program with curve dynamic assist, acceleration skid control, seven airbags for enhanced protection of the passengers, seat occupancy sensor, doors with child safety locks, crash responsive emergency lighting , lamp failure indicator and many other such aspects.
1. Loaded with quite a lot of features.
2. Engine performance is quite good.
1. Fuel economy can be made better.
2. Maintenance and spare parts are quite expensive.
Mercedes-Benz A Class 2013-2015 Edition 1 Colours
Mercedes-Benz A Class 2013-2015 is available in 9 different colours - Jupiter Red, Megalith Grey Metallic, South seas blue , Cirrus White, Universe Blue, Mountain grey, Night Black - Mercedes-Benz A Class, Polar Silver, Cosmos Black.
South seas blue
Megalith Grey Metallic