2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback spy photographs and video

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A brand new technology of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class compact hatch is
brewing and we now have new, extra revealing spy photographs in addition to
video.

We’ve already been handled with a preview of the design within the
type of the
A Sedan idea. Particularly, the idea previewed a

new A-Class sedan that is additionally out testing, however its entrance
part ought to intently resemble the design used on the A-Class
hatch.

Judging by the newest spy photographs and video, the proportions
match these of
the present A-Class hatch. The wheelbase seems longer,
nonetheless, as evidenced by the stretched rear doorways. This could
lead to some much-needed area within the cabin.

2018 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class Hatchback spy video from Motor Authority on
Vimeo.

Talking of the cabin, although closely disguised it seems
Mercedes’ designers are integrating the central display screen with the
sprint as an alternative of attaching it on as within the present mannequin.

One other change is the positioning of the aspect mirrors. They’re
now mounted on the doorways as an alternative of upper up on the base of
the A-pillars. This could lead to improved visibility. And
these unusual markings on the high of the windshield are possible
sensors for varied driver aids.

The brand new A-Class hatch would be the first mannequin to experience on the
next-generation model of the present MFA (Modular Entrance-drive
Structure) platform utilized in compact automobiles from Mercedes.
Known as MFA2, the next-generation platform will convey
weight financial savings plus better capability for different
powertrains. A stretched model of this platform will underpin
the subsequent B-Class, the aforementioned A-Class sedan, and even a

new SUV rumored to be referred to as the GLB.

Mercedes-Benz A Sedan idea, 2017 Shanghai auto present
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Infiniti was additionally to make use of the platform for future compacts however
has since deserted these plans. It seems the platform is
not suitable with the Japanese agency’s
variable compression engines.

For the Mercedes fashions, count on inline-Four engines and
dual-clutch transmissions to function prominently.
Excessive-performance fashions from Mercedes-AMG are additionally being
developed. We hear the
subsequent A45 from AMG will pack as a lot as 400 horsepower.

As the present A-Class hatch made its debut in 2012, we must always
see this new one revealed in 2018—potential on the 2018 Geneva
Motor Present subsequent March. Sadly, we don’t count on to see
the brand new A-Class hatch in the US as a result of low demand
for this specific physique fashion within the premium phase. The great
information is that the sedan is a certain wager for our market.

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