Facelifted Mercedes Benz A-Class and AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ launched in India
Mercedes-Benz India has launched the all-new A-Class facelift as well as AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+. Mercedes has also confirmed that while the A-Limousine is available in petrol form, the A 200d diesel option will be available in Q4 of 2023. Upgrades come in the form of revised styling and updates in the infotainment software.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4MATIC+: Rs 92.50 lakh
The updated A200 Limousine facelift gets a redesigned grille that features a new pattern. It also receives a revised front grille with a Mercedes star motif. The new 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels emphasize the sedan's athletic nature even further. The sedan receives a new LED tail light and a redesigned bumper at the back.
The AMG Crest takes centre stage in the revised Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ for the 2023 model year, while the LED headlights have been altered with a new AMG-specific grille in place. Mercedes is selling the AMG rear Aerofoil as an accessory, allowing buyers to further customize their vehicle.
The sedan is powered by the same 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a seven-speed DCT transmission. The engine generates 163PS and 250Nm of peak torque in this configuration. The facelifted 2023 Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ retains the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 421PS, making it the most powerful hatchback in the country. The engine is mated to an 8-speed AMG SpeedShift gearbox, which transfers power to all four wheels through the 4MATIC+ AWD system. The AMG A 45 S can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.9 seconds.
The A-Class's interior features a dual-screen configuration of 10.25 inches each, one for the instrument cluster and the other for the touchscreen infotainment device. The touchscreen panel is powered by the most recent MBUX software and has wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The steering wheel is also updated, featuring touch-sensitive buttons for numerous tasks. Automatic climate control, cruise control, ambient lighting, seven airbags, keyless entry, a digital key function, and hands-free tailgate access are among the other amenities.
To improve safety, the new A-Class has -to-X communication. Other upgrades include the improved Mercedes Me app, which now includes the 'Hey Mercedes' voice assistant, as well as a revision to the telemetry system. Notably, the now offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 20% boost in USB charging capacity.
The cabin of the AMG model now has new aluminium AMG design trim pieces in black and silver. The Mercedes-AMG Performance steering wheel has been modified with touch control panels, as has the current generation NTG7 MBUX infotainment system.
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