Mercedes A-Class

Mercedes A-Class

Mercedes has announced they will replace the A-Class and B-Class with more conventional front-wheel-drive hatchbacks. The future models will be joined by a three-door coupé, a cabrio, a 4x4 and an MPV: "We want to expand the line-ups to at least double that of today’s levels," said Rainer Schmueckle, Mercedes-Benz chief executive officer.

The future A-Class will be built on a new layout, called MFA (Mercedes Front-wheel drive Architecture), that has been conceived to support a much wider range of models and allows for four-wheel drive, paving the way for high-performance variants.

The future generation A-Class will feature a simpler, cheaper arrangement that will allow the next generation of vehicles to sit nearer to the ground.

Changes will be made under the hood also: a new range of engines will power the future A-Class, but they also be used for other models. Hybrid versions are also under consideration.

Source: AutoCar

The next generation A-Class and B-Class are scheduled to be launched in 2011. And the company had big expectations from the future model, as they made quite some changes to the cars.

According to a German newspaper, Mercedes is "working on a complete new concept" for its supermini- and small family-sized ranges, with small coupes and cabriolets under consideration as well as hatchbacks, an MPV and even a mini-SUV.

Both future models will be built on the rear-wheel-drive C-Class platform in order to make them sportier and more able to compete with cars like BMW 1-Series, Audi A3 and upcoming Saab 9-2 for the B-Class and Alfa MiTo, Audi A1 for the A-Class.

Also, the C-Class Sport Coupe will be discontinued.

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The new-generation A-Class will be stepping into the limelight at the "Auto Mobil International" (AMI) motor show in Leipzig from 5th - 13th April, 2008. Following an extensive facelift, the successful compact car is younger, more attractive and more environmentally friendly than ever before.

Mercedes A-Class

The convenient ECO start/stop function is available for the first time for the high-volume A 150 and A 170 models, which reduces fuel consumption of these BlueEFFICIENCY vehicles by up to nine percent when driving in city traffic. Mercedes-Benz has developed an additional BlueEFFICIENCY package for the three-door A 160 CDI, reducing the Coupé’s fuel consumption to just 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres.

Mercedes A-Class

Independent experts have confirmed these major environmental advances by awarding the A‑Class an internationally valid Environmental Certificate - the world’s first compact car to receive such an accolade. The new-generation B-Class will also be celebrating its world premiere at the AMI. The sports tourer is now available with a petrol/natural-gas drive system for the very first time.

After the Mercedes B-Class facelift unveiled few days ago, the first official images of the A-Class facelift surfaced on the internet. The exterior features new front and rear bumpers, redesigned headlamps, a new radiator grille and new tail-light crystals. Inside, Mercedes-Benz offers a new choice of upholstery fabrics along with a new aluminum trim for the dashboard.

Mercedes A-Class Facelift first official images

The A-Class will be available with the same engine range, but hanks to a series of improvements, the four-cylinder engines now consume up to seven percent less fuel than previously.

Sales will begin early this summer.

Source: Carscoop

Exactly ten years after the successful A-Class was first presented in 1997, Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the anniversary of this compact car with the exclusive "Edition 10" special model. With a customer cost advantage for the equipment of up to 30 percent, and in addition to the extensive standard appointments, this anniversary edition includes sporty 16-inch light-alloy wheels, a perforated radiator grille and a louvred panoramic sunroof. The sporty, elegant atmosphere in the stylish interior is enhanced with high-grade leather and brushed aluminium. This superbly equipped editions of the A-Class can be ordered with immediate effect.

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Rumor had the newest A Class Mercedes coming to America, But the newest rumor says it dies – everywhere. According to the German business periodical WirtschaftsWoche, the A Class is a goner, effective 2011. That is when the model had been scheduled for its next make-over. Daimler-Benz has refused comment on the report. But there are underlying reasons to believe that the report that the A class is being abandoned are true: M-B doesn’t need the A Class to meet the 2020 fuel standards, (...)
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After a production run of seven years and some 1.1 million sales worldwide, Mercedes-Benz is now opening up the next chapter in the A-Class success story by launching a new model boasting even greater appeal and innovative flair. The second edition of the compact car is due to make its debut in the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer’s showrooms in autumn 2004.

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