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Mercedes-Benz unveils the 2016 A-Class hatchback

June 28, 2015, 07:13 PM IST by Ninad Ambre
Mercedes-Benz unveils the 2016 A-Class hatchback

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2016 A-Class hatchback. This car will be displayed at the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show and is the first major update for the German automaker’s highly successful hatchback.

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback

The new A Class gets a minor cosmetic makeover with some styling enhancements and additional features. The fascia boasts of a reworked headlamp design with optional LED headlamps and LED DRLs. The front bumper, air intakes is new and the car also gets a new pattern for the alloy wheels. As well as new colour options. The changes at the rear include a revised taillight design and a new diffuser with integrated dual exhaust tips.

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback

The cabin of the car also gets some changes and new features. The instrument console is upgraded and a new multifunction steering wheel has been introduced. The carmaker has also introduced new colour themes, trims and revised seats. The interior also features a new eight-inch COMAND infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone connectivity.

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback

On the powertrain front, the entry level A 160 comes powered by a 100bhp 1.6-litre petrol mill, while the A 180 D BlueEfficiency employs the 107bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine. The A 220 D diesel and A 250 petrol engines have been tweaked for a power hike of 7bhp each. The company has also changed the CDI nomenclature to just 'D' to denote the diesel variants.

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback

The sporty model, A45 AMG, still gets the 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor, but it now produces 375bhp of power. A 7G-Tronic automatic transmission is standard across all the models and automaker has also introduced DYNAMIC SELECT adaptive suspension system as standard in several variants.

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback

We can expect the same engine options to be offered for the Indian market but in a different state of tune. Mercedes-Benz will start deliveries of 2016 A-Class for the European market this September. We can also expect the new A-Class to be offered in our country by the end of this year or by early 2016.

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback

 

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