That the 2014 Mercedes E Class facelift and the Mercedes B Class diesel are headed to India is a known fact. Now, the latest to have emerged about the India launch of these two cars is that these Mercedes vehicles are undergoing homologation at ARAI, Pune. It is being said that the India launch of the B-Class diesel will happen before that of the E-Class facelift. Also, the B Class diesel and the all new A Class might be launched in close succession.
Also coming our way this year is the new GL-Class SUV that will be launched in May. A festive season launch of the 2014 E-Class facelift is being speculated. The B Class diesel might make things a lot better for the Sports Tourer, which is currently being sold with a petrol engine variant only. The B-Class is currently the least priced car in Mercedes Benz India’s line up. However, this is sure to change with the advent of the A Class that would become the new entry level Mercedes car in India. The A Class will go on sale with turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines. Very much like the B Class, the A Class is underpinned by the MFA platform and sports a front wheel drive layout. The A-Class and the B-Class will share the engines and a lot of parts with each other.
The petrol engine on offer will be the 1.6 Liter motor with a peak power-torque figure of 122 Bhp-200 Nm. The diesel motor on offer will be the 1.8 Liter oil burner with max power-torque figure of 108 Bhp-260 Nm.