A brand new era of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class compact hatch is
brewing and we’ve got new, extra revealing spy pictures in addition to
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 carefully resemble the design used on the A-Class
Judging by the most recent spy pictures and video, the proportions
match these of
the present A-Class hatch. The wheelbase seems longer,
nevertheless, as evidenced by the stretched rear doorways. This could
end in some much-needed house within the cabin.
A-Class Hatchback spy video from Motor Authority on
Talking of the cabin, although closely disguised it seems
Mercedes’ designers are integrating the central display with the
sprint as a substitute of attaching it on as within the present mannequin.
One other change is the positioning of the facet mirrors. They’re
now mounted on the doorways as a substitute of upper up on the base of
the A-pillars. This could end in 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 trip 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 deliver
weight financial savings plus better capability for various
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 known as the GLB.
Mercedes-Benz A Sedan idea, 2017 Shanghai auto present
Infiniti was additionally to make use of the platform for future compacts however
has since deserted these plans. It seems the platform is
not appropriate 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 should always
see this new one revealed in 2018—attainable on the 2018 Geneva
Motor Present subsequent March. Sadly, we don’t count on to see
the brand new A-Class hatch in the USA attributable to low demand
for this specific physique model within the premium phase. The nice
information is that the sedan is a positive wager for our market.