Mercedes-Benz has launched new special editions of its entry level cars to celebrate the UEFA Euro Championship. The company aims to capture the market of youth and sports enthusiasts.

2016 Mercedes Sports Editions
The Sports Editions are offered on Mercedes’ front-wheel drive cars

Football enjoys a huge fan following in India with many youngsters getting inspired by their heroes, even though the authorities continue to show apathy towards the noble sport. Thus, this football season, Mercedes-Benz has decided to tap this huge market and bring in more numbers for its entry-level range of cars by introducing new special editions of the A-Class, GLA and CLA in India. These special edition variants of A-Class, GLA and CLA are priced between Rs. 25.95 to Rs. 35.26 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

The special edition cars are fitted with AMG body kits with front and rear bumper, side skirts as well as the AMG carbon fibre mirror cover. Some of the other standard features that the cars get include – Mercedes-Benz ‘Sport Edition’ badge, Stainless Steel Sports Pedals, Black Hub Caps and Black Valve Cap. The special edition variant of these cars will be available only for a limited time period until 10th July.

Mercedes-Benz has kicked-off the special edition cars to commemorate the UEFA Euro Championship which began in France last week. The sports edition of the A180 petrol hatchback is priced at Rs. 25.95 lakhs while that of the A200d diesel is tagged at Rs. 26.95 lakhs. The CLA 200 sedan is priced at Rs. 33.24 lakhs whereas the diesel CLA 200d is retailed for Rs. 34.25 lakhs. The much popular GLA 200 crossover can be bought at Rs. 34.23 lakhs and GLA 200d diesel is priced at Rs. 35.26 lakhs.

Mechanically the cars remain the same and see no changes in powertrain options. The A-Class is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 122 BHP and a 2.2-litre diesel motor belting out 136 BHP. The CLA and GLA are propelled by the same above-mentioned diesel engine with the same output while petrol power comes from a 2.0-litre petrol mill generating 181 horses.

Mercedes A-Class, CLA, GLA Sports Editions Launched

– The special edition Mercedes cars get some AMG carbon fibre parts and other cosmetic upgrades
– The cars see no mechanical changes
– The Sports Edition Mercedes A-Class, CLA, GLA are only available till 10th July 2016
– Mercedes-Benz has launched new special editions of its entry level cars to celebrate the UEFA Euro Championship

2016 Mercedes A-Class Test Drive Review
The A-Class is Mercedes’ entry-level car in both India and other parts of the world