After Mercedes unveiled the A-Class Concept last year at the Shanghai Auto Show, people started to talk about a production version, one that included an AMG version for the next A-Class. Now, it turns out that more than just an AMG version of the A-Class will be in Mercedes’ future plans: a convertible A-Class will also be offered where it will take on models like Audi A3 Cabriolet, BMW 1-Series Convertible and Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet.

The announcement was made by Mercedes CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche during the official presentation of the new B-Class. He said that Mercedes has five new compact cars to offer: the B-Class, A-Class hatch, the upcoming BLK and a baby CLS four-door coupe. The fifth one of course is the A-Class Convertible.

The car will be built on the same front-wheel-drive platform and will be offered with a fabric roof. As for the engine line-up, next to the usual 1.6-liter petrol turbo and 1.8 diesel, Mercedes will be also offering a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine with an output of about 200 HP while an AMG version will be offered with a twin-turbo 2.0-liter engine and 350 HP.

The new Mercedes A-Class Convertible will be launched sometime in 2014.


Source: AutoExpress

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  (728) posted on 12.18.2011

Well, it’s a good thing that it has the more powerful and efficient engine than with its competitor but when it comes into exterior appearance, I think its toughest competitor would be a BMW 1-series convertible.

  (410) posted on 12.15.2011

I’m so impressed with this future convertible of them. I really love the futuristic and classy appearance of it, and I have to agree that its car lines only add more appeal on this.

  (559) posted on 12.11.2011

It looks so elegant on its car lines and even on its sleek metallic body paint. However, even if it has a two engine option, I still find out that its rival can offer a more efficient and powerful engine.

  (579) posted on 12.1.2011

Its sound so great to know that it has a two engine option! smiley Anyway, as for its looks I have to agree that it really looks very classy on that body paint, and I noticed that its mileage only adds an elegant appearance on it.

  (459) posted on 11.3.2011

This A-Class convertible of Mercedes is very spectacular on its elegant exterior appearance, but I’m quite disappointed with its engine specs. I am hoping that they boost it first, before they finally put this on the market.

  (399) posted on 10.28.2011

I have to agree with them that this one is absolutely looks very amazing on its platform and futuristic styling. I just only hope that they will use an impressive engine and horsepower for this one.

  (580) posted on 10.26.2011

It looks so classy in its sleek body paint, and the car lines that it had only added more elegant looks on this one. Well, 2014 is a long wait, but I think this one is absolutely worth the wait.

  (831) posted on 10.24.2011

2014 is really a long wait for this elegant convertible car of Mercedes. I just only hope that they when that year is already come, they will surely have the plan to put this one on the market and not only remain as a teaser.

  (570) posted on 10.23.2011

Well, it had a futuristic touch if I’m not mistaken and anyway, the car lines that it had been looking so elegant and fabulous for the appearance of this convertible car, and I’m glad that it had a two engine option.

  (395) posted on 10.21.2011

For me, what makes this convertible car different from the others is smply the design. The side design looks fantastic for not being just a flat one. The color is much appealing than just being black and the wheels compliment to the car itself. Can’t wait till 2014 arrives to see this one.

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