Yesterday we reported that by 2014 Mercedes plans to unveil 20 new models. Today we will focus on the replacement for the current A-Class. It will be a small-car competing with models like the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3, and BMW 1-Series and will be made aimed directly at the younger clientele. The next generation A-Class will be offered in both three and five door versions and will go on sale in 2012.

The car’s design language will be inspired by the F800 Concept unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. From this concept, the next A-Class will borrow the prominent grille, neat LED headlights, bold creases in its flanks, and pert tail. The new model will be offered with a range of super-efficient petrol and diesel engines with stop-start.

Taking under consideration an older statement made by Dr Joachim Schmidt, it is most likely that the future model will carry the same A-Class badge and will be built on Mercedes’ new front-wheel-drive architecture: "In the next couple of years, we will launch additional cars where we don’t currently have predecessors. Our current A-Class and B-Class will be replaced by a new platform for four totally different cars defining new segments for Mercedes."


Source: AutoExpress

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  (340) posted on 03.12.2011

I’ve heard the next models will be release on 2013? How true it is? Can someone clarify this news I’ve found online? Will Mercedes produces a Class B? Or It’ll just being overhauled?

  (939) posted on 09.5.2010

I suddenly remember the Fiat-like model of this car.

  (647) posted on 07.20.2010

poor maybach, people will love new s klasse b coz cheaper & awsome design

  (798) posted on 07.19.2010

I still don’t see how they manage to shoehorn a V8 into a car that small. It’s pretty impressive.

  (515) posted on 07.18.2010

agreed. the back end is something else. its classic though. I like this car. just yesterday i was complaining that the E class looked boring and like a hodge podge of design. This, is nice. The styling isnt for me, but i can see people going wild for this thing.

  (808) posted on 07.16.2010

I like it the the front is Mercedes (future) and the back reminds me of the Bentley Flying Spur. As odd as it’s design my seem now in 4 years
it will be right on time!

  (1) posted on 07.15.2010

My question is whether this model will be sold in the States, and, if so, will the 5-door be included. I’m tired of reading about Euro-only hatchbacks. If the 5-door is so unappealing to Americans, than what explains the popularity of the 5-door Mazda3?

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