Should Mercedes-Benz build it?

After 21 years on the market, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class finally went beyond the hatchback body style, with the German firm introducing a sedan version at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. Unveiled with a longer wheelbase in China, the A-Class Sedan will soon be launched in Europe and the United States with a regular wheelbase and will be followed by an AMG version. There’s little doubt that Mercedes-Benz will further expand the lineup beyond these models, but a new rendering from X-Tomi Design left us craving a two-door coupe version.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Sedan Exterior
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That engine can be tuned to deliver as much as 161 horsepower
The pillarless design and the more angular quarter window also contribute to its sleek look

Rendered with longer front doors and a sloping roofline, the A-Class Coupe boasts a gorgeous profile. It also looks sportier than the four-door sedan and would look even better with an AMG body kit. The pillarless design and the more angular quarter window also contribute to its sleek look. Luckily, the CLS-inspired cues, and especially the sharp headlamps and taillights, work well with the coupe body style. Definitely a car of the "shut up and take my money!" variety.

But would Mercedes-Benz build such a model? I’d say it’s not very likely anytime soon, but I wouldn’t rule it out completely. Mercedes has already invented a couple of new niches with the CLS and CLA, both four-door coupe models, so it wouldn’t be exactly surprising to see an A-Class Coupe on the road in a few years. But such a model wouldn’t start a new trend. Based on its size and body style, it would compete against the BMW 2 Series, a model that’s already been available for quite a few years. But, needless to say, the A-Class Coupe would be a sleeker proposition.

Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse Coupe A nemrég bemutatott sedan alapjaira készítettem coupe-t a legkisebb Mercedesből. #xtomidesign

Posted by X-Tomi Design on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Should Mercedes decide to build a coupe, it would open the door for a convertible model too. The German would then have four new models, two in AMG performance spec. Plenty of possibilities here, but let’s see if Mercedes takes advantage of them.

References

2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan Exterior Spyshots
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Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Sedan Exterior
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The new Mercedes A-Class is here
And it’s got a coupe-style roof to go with a short decklid

Read our full review on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Sedan.

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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Source: Xtomi

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