Mercedes-Benz To Launch A-Class A220d Diesel In Q4, 2023 | V3Cars

Mercedes-Benz India recently launched the updated A-Class facelift in the country. However, unlike the outgoing model, the updated A-Class is only available with a petrol engine option. The carmaker will introduce the A-Class A220d diesel in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class A220d Diesel Launch In Q4, 2023

The updated A-Class 220d will arrive in showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2023, soon after the launch of the next-gen GLC SUV. Mercedes have not mentioned the reason behind the delayed launch of the diesel A-Class. The delay in the launch of the A-Class diesel A220d could be that it’s diesel engine is yet to be updated for our new emission regulations that came into effect in April this year. The previous version of the A-Class A220d was powered by a 2.0L turbo diesel engine, which also powered other Mercedes-Benz offerings like the GLA, C-Class and E-Class.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Facelift

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Facelift — Exterior Changes

Since it is a mid-life update, the changes on the exterior of the A-Class Limousine facelift are minimal. At the front, it now offers an updated set of LED headlights that incorporate a slimmer LED DRL pattern. The headlights flank a new AMG-inspired front grille with tri-star indents, bringing the A-Class closer to the bigger Mercedes-Benz sedans. Around the side, the new A-Class comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and at the rear, it offers an updated set of LED tail lights.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Facelift

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Facelift — Interior Updates

On the inside, the new A-Class Limousine comes with a few cosmetic updates. To start with, it now offers faux carbon fibre inserts on the dashboard and door cards, which lends the cabin a sporty appeal. It now also gets Mercedes’ new 3-spoke steering wheel with capacitive controls. Like before, the A-Class continues to offer connected 10.25-inch screens. However, the updated infotainment system now runs on the latest Mercedes Benz user interface and also offers wireless connectivity for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Furthermore, the updated virtual voice assistant can now perform basic functions without the ‘Hey Mercedes’ command. 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Facelift

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Facelift — Updated Features

Along with the updated screens, the new A-Class Limousine also offers other functional enhancements. To start with, the USB charging capacity has now been increased by 20%, which should result in faster charging. It now offers an additional knee airbag, taking the total count to 7 airbags. Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz have also added 2 new convenience features — passive keyless entry and hands-free tailgate. Both features use sensors to detect your presence and unlock the doors and open the tailgate, respectively. Lastly, users now get the option to digitally handover the key of the vehicle to their family members and friends.

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


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