The Mercedes-Benz A-Class measures 4,299 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width, 1433 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,699 mm. All models of the hatchback are offered with LED headlamps, LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps), electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), rear wiper with washer and defogger. It sits on 17 inch alloy wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class comes with an all black dashboard with silver accents. The instrument cluster has a multifunction colour display which shows necessary information such as trip, distance to empty, etc. The automatic climate control, infotainment system, steering mounted phone, audio as well as cruise control are equipped as standard fitment in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. In addition, all variants are offered in all black theme with black upholstery in leather.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is powered by a petrol and a diesel engine. The petrol engine is a 1,595 cc unit that produces 122 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque from 1,250 rpm to 4,000 rpm. The diesel engine churns out 136 hp of power between 3,600 rpm and 4,400 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,400 rpm to 3,000 rpm.
Both engines in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class are mated to a 7G-DCT 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Gear changes are satisfactory but not as quick as other dual clutch automatic gearboxes. That said, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has a zero to 100 kmph time of 8.8 seconds for the diesel variant and 8.6 seconds for the petrol variant
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is offered with ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with Brake Assist and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Programme on all variants. These safety norms are a must for its segment.
The claimed fuel efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is 15.5 kmpl for the petrol engine powered variants while the diesel engine powered variants is 17.8 kmpl. These figures are impressive for the luxury hatchback segment.