German automaker Mercedes-Benz first lifted the veils off the A-Class sedan at the Beijing Motor Show in April 2018 and now, the car is expected to enter India with its sedan-specific dimensions. The car was only seen in a hatchback version before the show. Internationally, the car is available in the standard sedan and long-wheelbase version. The Mercedes Benz sedan is positioned below the C-Class sedan, making it the most affordable four-door model from the company, and will compete against the Audi A3 sedan and BMW 2-Series Gran Coupé.
The car comes with is a turbocharged 1.3L four-cylinder petrol engine that puts out a maximum power of 163 hp and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The other option is a 1.5L four-cylinder diesel motor that produces a maximum power of 116 hp and a peak torque of 260 Nm. The two engine options may come with the badges A200 and A180d, respectively. Both the engines will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while there is an option of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. They could potentially miss the manual version for the Indian market.
While a majority of the units of the 2019 Mercedes A-Class sedan produced will come with front-wheel drive, the company has planned to offer a limited number of four-wheel drive variants for the specific markets. On the inside, the sedan will feature the same twin-screen dominated dashboard that we have come to expect from the Mercedes-Benz cars. The infotainment system functions through MBUX system with touchscreen control and speech recognition. The input to the infotainment system is through buttons on the steering wheel, touchscreen input, touch-pad input via gestures, swivel wheel input, and voice recognition; all present to ease the driver’s control over the car while driving.