Daimler is said to be eyeing joint car production with Nissan in Mexico, according to reports. It seems the German company is looking into various options to get production of certain Mercedes-Benz cars, such as the A-Class, through Nissan facilities in the country. According to a Daimler official who wishes to remain anonymous, the joint production in Mexico has a good chance of pushing through. Aside from that, Mercedes-Benz Mexico president Pedro Tabera was quoted in a Mexican paper, El Financiero, saying that there is truth to this matter. “Various alternatives are being considered, among them producing with Nissan Mexicana,” said Tabera. Mercedes-Benz Mexico also manufactures the C-Class, E-Class, and M-Class… Continue Reading »
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In a follow up report, the A-Class hatchback is finally lunched in India. According to the India-based The Economic Times, the debut of the new class in the country took place in a Mumbai showroom. The price of the new car is at Rs 21.93 lakh (approximately $39,000) up to Rs 22.73 lakh (estimated as $40,000). The most fuel efficient in the variant is the one equipped with 2.2-liter diesel engine, which is priced Rs 21.93 lakh. Mercedes-Benz India claims that the car can go as far as 20.6 kilometers per liter. Then, the 1.6 petrol version, the A 180 Sport, costs Rs 22.73 lakh, with a 15 kilometers per… Continue Reading »
With the sales of Mercedes-Benz India looking great, the brand is releasing two variants in the territory on May 30. The new car will be under the A-Class and B-Class category. Based on a report by the Indian auto news site called Car Dekho, buyers of the new A-Class premium hatchback will have two engine options to choose from. One will have a 1.6-liter petrol and the other will be equipped with a 1.8-liter turbo diesel engine. Then, it will have a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the new B-Class will only be available in a 1.8-liter turbo diesel engine.
Daimler is recalling the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class models, says a new report from Bloomberg Businessweek. According to the report, the recall is due to the faulty airbags of the new cars. Wolfgang Zanker, a spokesperson for the company, explained through the news source that the passenger airbags of the new models of the A-Class have the tendency not to inflate properly in the time of an accident. He added that the problem is estimated to have affected around 6,000 cars in Germany where most of the vehicles were sold. The recall made by Daimler is actually the second this year. It should be remembered that company made a similar move… Continue Reading »
The Indian market will see the entry of three new Mercedes-Benz models within the next few months. The upcoming models are part of the aggressive push of the luxury car manufacturer in India as it aims to attain a double-digit growth for the present financial year in the country. In addition, the company also aims to add more dealers in India. Mercedes-Benz India CEO and Managing Director Eberhard H. Kern said that the company is presently focused in a smaller market for a number of its vehicles including the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class models, and the petrol model of the B-Class. Despite this, the company is still leading these market segments…. Continue Reading »
If you’d like a third-generation Mercedes-Benz A250, but you feel like it doesn’t quite pack the punch you require, you might want to check out German tuner Vath’s take. It makes some performance tweaks to get the car to 245 horsepower, which should be more than enough for those craving for some more out of the A-Class. This tuned model is called the V25, and there’s quite a considerable package given to the car. For starters, the 2.0-liter engine has been tuned, and aside from the HP boost, it also gets to 288 pound-feet of torque. The numbers are up from 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet on the stock A250…. Continue Reading »
So the Mercedes A-Class has finally arrived and seems to have left the MPV styling in its previous model and transformed the A-Class into a sporting hatchback that can truly rival the Audi A3, VW Golf and the BMW 1 series. But has the model lived up to its hyped transformation or has it disappointed Mercedes enthusiasts. First of all it’s important to highlight the competitors that the A-Class will face by entering the premium sporting hatchback market. The Audi A3 is considered one of the best and with receiving a 5 star review on WhatCar? the A3 excels in performance, handling, user experience and high quality. The Volkswagen Golf… Continue Reading »