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Featured HOT! 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan concept

Discussion in 'Mercedes-Benz A-Class' started by BMW3GT, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. BMW3GT

    BMW3GT Member


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    • hannaz

      hannaz Well-Known Member

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      • zonk1988

        zonk1988 Member

        Much nicer than CLA. I only hope production version will not be watered down too much.
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        • BMW3GT

          BMW3GT Member

          According to the german media, there will only be minor changes when the car hits production in 2018. :)
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          • rs271

            rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

            I hope Mercedes will not change the wrong minor details. We know in this case the design can change extremely.
            We have seen it in the past with BMW models.
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            • BMW3GT

              BMW3GT Member

              Dass ist leider immer so, hoffen wir mal das Beste.
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                • hovabongZA

                  hovabongZA Active Member

                  Somehow looks Lexus-ish.
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                  • ikaram

                    ikaram Active Member

                    It's mb DNA
                  • mercpassion

                    mercpassion Active Member

                    This could be a nice addition to the compact segment, however I do think it looks a bit strange in the red pics from the side angle with the C Class esque greenhouse, but the overall proportions seem pretty resolved with a nice short front overhang, I need to see more of the silver cars pics..
                  • domleo999

                    domleo999 Member

                    Very nice - the CLA needs to up its game next gen - im guessing the shape will favour that of a traditional coupe - at the moment its doing the job of a sedan and a coupe
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                    • Rezident

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                      • mercpassion

                        mercpassion Active Member

                        Press Release

                        Stuttgart/Shanghai. With the Concept A Sedan at Auto Shanghai Mercedes-Benz is providing an outlook of the next generation of compact vehicles and a potential, new body type.

                        The Concept A Sedan show car specifies the evolved Mercedes-Benz design language. Thanks to its purist, surface-focused design featuring reduced lines and gaps, the show car is hot and cool at the same time. The "Aesthetics A" sculpture already demonstrated that the upcoming compact class generation marks the dawn of an even more rigorous implementation of the design idiom of "sensual purity".

                        "Our Concept A Sedan shows, that the time of creases is over”, say Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. “With its perfect proportions and a sensual treatment of surfaces with reduced lines, it is the next milestone of Sensual Purity and has the potential to introduce a new design era."

                        The current compact vehicle generation is crucially contributing to Mercedes‑Benz's most successful and rejuvenated appearance ever to make 2016 the sixth year of records in succession. More than two million compact vehicles have been sold around the globe since 2012. In addition to the contemporary design language, innovative assistance systems, connectivity, and driving pleasure, model variety is a crucial factor for success: with the A and B‑Class, CLA and CLA Shooting Brake, as well as the SUV crossover GLA five differently positioned variants are available on the market.

                        "Their success shows that our customers are absolutely delighted with the current generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars", says Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes‑Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. "We are therefore extremely confident that the planned expansion will lead to a continuation of this success story."

                        The Concept A Sedan: study of a compact premium sedan

                        The Concept A Sedan (length/width/height: 4570/1870/1462 mm) has been designed with the proportions of a dynamic, coupé-like and simultaneously compact, premium sedan. This aim is emphasized by the traditional three-box design featuring short overhangs, especially at the rear, as well as the slim greenhouse that has been offset towards the rear. Additional sedan characteristics are the relatively vertical C‑pillar, larger side windows and the higher beltline.

                        The muscular-seeming wheel arch design featuring a reduced arch dimension emphasize the exclusive 20‑inch wheels. The light alloy wheels radiate technical precision with their sporty aerowheel look featuring a structured surface between the spokes. The door handles of the show car are flush with the body, while the outside mirrors, in a contemporary reinterpretation, stand proud of the beltlines.

                        The striking front expresses self-confidence: this is crucially highlighted by the deep Panamericana grille tilted towards the front, featuring vertical chrome inserts and a star in the centre, as well as the stretched bonnet with Powerdomes. The large, lower air inlet featuring a diamond grid structure and a striking trim strip in dark chrome is also amongst the most eye-catching features.

                        The headlamps with their eyebrows as a typical feature of the brand as well as the striking grid structure on the inside guarantee a confident look – and a simultaneously high recognition value. The structural sculpture that has been broken down in detail represents a technically based counterpole to the sensual exterior - "stimulating contrast" is one of the six guiding principles of Mercedes-Benz design. The grid structure in the lamps has been coated with a UV paint and it is exposed to ultraviolet light. As a result, the headlamps "glow" in different colours, depending on the light medium – the daytime running lamps, for instance, are white.

                        This unusual lighting technology is also used at the rear: The striking tail light image has also been designed as a structural sculpture. In line with the evolved design philosophy the lines and gaps at the rear have been reduced. As a contrast to the paintwork the rear bumper features a diffuser-look lower part trimmed in black and a chrome trim strip that emphasises the width and underlines the car's premium appeal. The integrated exhaust deflectors are finished in dark chrome. Additional features of the roadworthy show car are dark privacy windows all-round as well as a large, panoramic glass roof.

                        From: Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan: Herald of a new generation | marsMediaSite
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                        • Monster

                          Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

                          So Gorden Wagener declares the time of creases are over. The proportions certinally look more balanced than the CLA but I am not sure this concept looks like a Mercedes. and I think MB is in danger of over using the Panamericana grill.

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                          Mercedes Concept A Sedan Shows An Attractive Future In Shanghai
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                          • Amat46

                            Amat46 Well-Known Member Premium Member

                            Panamerica grill is exclusive for the AMG!
                          • Centurion

                            Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                            I will be happy if the armadillo shaped CLA will become a sedan. This is also preview of the new CLS nose.
                          • martinbo

                            martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                            It doesn't exude a Mercedes Benz identity, it has to be said, and the production version will be waaay less dramatic as evidenced by the oversized wheels, undersized mirrors and flush-fitting glasshouse. But at least Mercedes Benz are doing something - a new concept car for just about every major auto show.
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                            • domleo999

                              domleo999 Member

                              Think we will get an A estate version - or will that be a compact overkill?
                            • Matski

                              Matski Active Member

                              Aside from the obvious differences in the styling of the front and rear lamps I think it captures the existing feel of a Mercedes saloon quite well - the gentle arc of the roof flowing down into a strong C pillar, carried through the door shut line to the rear haunches is pure Mercedes IMHO. I'm not sure what they were trying to achieve with the back end to be honest, it looks awful from the rear.
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