New Delhi, April 26, 2018: The notchback model is a variant developed solely for the Chinese market and is being produced exclusively at Beijing Benz Automotive Co.
According to report published in news18.com Shortly before the first A-Class hatchbacks reach customers in Western Europe in May, a new variant of the compact-class family – the A-Class L Sedan – is ready for its premiere at the Auto China (25 April to 4 May 2018) in Beijing. The notchback model is a variant developed solely for the Chinese market and is being produced exclusively at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd (BBAC), a joint venture between Daimler and its Chinese partner BAIC Motor.
The A-Class L Sedan compact saloon has very short overhangs at front and rear, which, in combination with the side feature line, reinforces the sporty image. The low, drawn-out bonnet, flat headlamps with chrome elements, and torch-like daytime driving lights – plus the diamond radiator grille with single louvre, chrome pins, and central star all are signature Mercedes design elements.
The A-Class L Sedan will be available in China with the state-of-the-art all-aluminium four-cylinder engine with a displacement of 1.33 litres with power outputs of 100 and 120 kW (with cylinder shut-off); following later will be the 2 litre four-cylinder engine with CONICSHAPE trumpet honing and CAMTRONIC variable valve timing. In China, the latter engine has an output of 140 kW. The 7G DCT dual clutch transmission comes as standard.