Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan Finally Revealed In Shanghai

Apr 20, 2017 07:08 AM EDT | Anthony Hunter

Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed their brand new Concept A Sedan at the Shanghai Motor Show in China. The vehicle is said to be a preview of its new entry-level sedan model that will go on sale as a part of the automaker's upcoming eight model powerful fourth-generation compact car line-up.

The brand new four-door sedan is set to rival the likes of the Audi A3 sedan and the upcoming BMW 1-Series sedan. The latter is currently being manufactured and sold exclusively in China, but it will be available globally when the third-generation 1-Series will launch in 2019.

While the new sedan is different from the CLA when it comes to designs, the reduced lines and surfaces clearly show a new era in terms of designs. Chief Design Office Daimler AMG, Gordon Wagener, said, "Our Concept A Sedan shows that the time of creases is over. It is the next milestone of 'Sensual Purity' and has the potential to introduce a new design era."

Similar to its premium brand rivals, the brand new Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan is designed to offer customers the choice of a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains. It includes a 300kW turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol unit in a range-topping A45 4Matic sedan. Insiders claim that it will be added to the Mercedes-Benz AMG lineup as a direct rival to the Audi RS3 sedan.

The vehicle's grid structures of the headlights are covered with ultraviolet paint that glows in various colors depending on the light around them. During daylight, the running lights are white. Its rear comes with a diffuser look by simply painting the bottom half of the bumper.

In addition, the concept also gets a dark privacy film for its windows and a full-length panoramic glass roof. It's also equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels.

When it comes to dimensions, the car is 112mm longer, 74mm wider and 46mm higher than the Audi A3 sedan. And at the same time, it's 116mm shorter, 60mm wider and 20mm higher than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The brand new Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan is anticipated to arrive later in 2018.


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