Mercedes-Benz A-Class And B-Class 'Night Edition' Launched

Limited to 100 units each, both receive cosmetic updates on the outside and new equipment on the inside

2017 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Night Edition and B-Class Night Edition





Mercedes-Benz has launched their first product(s) for the 2017 calendar year today. The A-Class 'Night Edition' and B-Class 'Night Edition' variants have joined the respective lineups. 

Limited to 100 units each, the 'Night Edition' variants of the A-Class and B-Class feature predominantly black exteriors and some new features on the inside. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Night Edition A 180 is priced at Rs 27.31 Lakh, while the A 200 d is priced at Rs 28.32 Lakh. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Night Edition B 180 is priced at Rs 29.34 Lakh while the B 200 d is priced at Rs 30.35 Lakh. All prices are ex-showroom Pune.

The Night Edition adds black coloured features to the facelift that the A-Class had been given in December 2015, to make it look more sporty. The changes here include black ORVM covers, black high-gloss belt-line trim, black hub caps and black high-gloss front and rear bumper trims. The car is also fitted with the 'Urban' styling package which adds a black diamond grille with gloss black louvre and chrome inserts, 17-inch high-gloss 5-spoke alloy wheels and a two-pipe chrome-tipped exhaust. A 'Night Edition' badge wraps up the changes on the outside.




2017 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Night Edition





The A-Class already featured a stylish interior by default. Taking the styling a notch above, the Night Edition variants get a leather-wrapped 3-spoke multifunction steering, leather wrapped gear-stalk and a larger 8-inch multifunction infotainment screen (the standard car features a 7-inch screen). The 'Urban' styling package adds ARTICO man-made leather-and-fabric sports seats with contrast top stitching. The new infotainment system is smartphone compatible with both Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay connectivity offered as standard.

Check out our review of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift here.

On the other hand, the B-Class Night Edition features 17-inch, 5-spoke black light-alloy wheels, black ORVMs, high-gloss black beltline trim and high-gloss black front and rear bumper trims. The variants also feature 'Night Edition' badges. On the inside, the changes are limited to the ARTICO man-made leather sports seats and the 8-inch infotainment screen with smartphone integration. The B-Class features a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering as standard with paddle shifters for that added sporty appeal. The rear seats can be folded in a 60:40 ratio and folded flat to increase luggage space from 488 litres to 1547 litres. The B-Class has been given a facelift in March 2015.




2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Night Edition





Check out our review of the Mercedes-Benz B 200 d here.

The A-Class and B-Class are powered by two engines - one petrol and one diesel - both of which are paired to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The A 180 and B 180 are powered by a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol motor developing 122PS of maximum power and 200Nm of torque. Whereas, the A 200 d and B 200 d are powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel motor developing 136PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. Both the cars are also offered with Dynamic Select with 4 drive modes - Comfort, Sport, Eco and Individual. Standard safety features on both cars include a reversing camera, ESP, ABS, BAS and 6-airbags.