The A Class hatchback of Mercedes Benz has been named the most beautiful car of last year. It is now scheduled to be launched in the Indian markets somewhere in May this year. It is going to compete with BMW X1 and Audi A3.
The Mercedes Benz A Class got voted as the most beautiful car by over hundred thousand car enthusiasts selected from across fifty two countries. This voting was organized on several websites in diverse language options by Eurosport.
Mercedes Benz proudly received this acclaimed award at the International Automobile Festival that was held in Paris on 29th January 2013 at Hotel des Invalides. The other nominated cars for this prestigious award were the BMW Series 3 Touring, the Renault Clio and the Mazda 6.
This hatchback has already proved its success in the European markets. It has sold over one hundred thousand units. It has picked up another award last year in Germany. At the 2012 Auto Bild Design Awards, the A Class was named the best car in Germany. It was also displayed at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi. It is expected to be sold at an ex-showroom price of Rs.18 lacs.
This A Class hatchback of Mercedes is a little different from the BMW Mini hatchback with its muscled taught look and sharp lines. It is equipped with powerful alloy wheels. The engine is 1.6 liters with 210 Bhp. Other features of this car are the bi-xenon headlights, a panoramic roof and privacy glass.