Mercedes-Benz A180 Sport: Painting the night red

The numbers
Engine: 1595cc, 4-cyl, turbo-petrol
Power: 121bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque: 200Nm @ 1250-4000rpm
Transmission: 7A FWD
Fuel capacity: 56 litres
Boot capacity: 341 litres (min) 1157 litres (max)
Weight: 1395kg
Price: Rs 22.73 lakh (ex-Mumbai)

TG test numbers
0-100kph: 9.85secs
30-50kph – 2.30secs
50-70kph – 2.45secs
80-0kph – 25.89metres, 2.53secs
Top speed: 202kph

Fuel efficiency
City: 11.1kpl
Highway: 14.5kpl
Average: 12.8kpl

Pros: Looks, ride, handling, interior, engine, transmission
Cons: Will only be an import, engine doesn’t sound as good as it goes

The verdict
A fabulous-looking, fun Merc you can get yourself with a bank loan.

Rating: 8/10