2018 Mercedes A-Class – The next generation Mercedes A-Class has been mocked officially, and the 2018 release for the BMW 1 Series rival companies has now been confirmed by Mercedes itself.
Dr Dieter Zetsche – chairman of the board of directors at parent company Mercedes Daimler – has shared official spy shots from a new hatchback on Linkedin. The picture shows nothing new compared to the spy shot clutch we have published in the previous months, but this is our first glimpse in the car in official capacity, and the picture comes with a 2018 release confirmation.
Using Linkedin as a platform for sharing new car images is a fine hint as well – A-Class is a premium hatchback targeted at professionals and corporate car drivers.
Our exclusive images and previous spy images reveal that the next A-Class will remain close to the current generation model in terms of proportions, and while the design will be more evolutionary than a total overhaul, Mercedes will base the car on its all-new. design language for small vehicles.
• Mercedes previews the design language of the next gen with the aesthetics of a statue
The “Aesthetics A” sculpture revealed by Mercedes last month previewed the new series of small cars ‘A’ stolen on the way over the next few years, including the new GLA crossover. While the car in our spy photo is still a big mask, it’s possible to see the curved shoulders that run from the headlights to the rear lights, plucked directly from the Aesthetics A design concept, which should make the A-Class look smoother and flatter on the back .
At the rear, these latest photos reveal the taillights of car production – horizontal units make the car appear wider.
Mercedes rediscovered the A-Class from a shabby MPV mini to a conventional hatchback in 2012, but although the picture is correct, the execution is not perfect. The new fourth-generation model because in the UK in 2018 will discuss the biggest criticism of today’s cars – to be more practical, wider and better driven.
The key to that goal is the introduction of new platforms. The A-Class will remain a front-wheel drive and is supported by a heavily revised version of the MFA structure, called MFA2. A slight increase in wheel length and spacing will add some much needed space in it, while the new look of the car and the rear re-shaped will increase the charge volume above 341 liters offered in today’s model.
The new headlamps will display the lighting signature, while on the back of a new two-part light cluster – which can be selected on the spy image – adds some visual width. But the A-Class will remain a strict five-door model, without a three-door version of the card.
Further changes will lie under the hood with the popular yet popular 2.1-liter diesel in the current A-Class that switched to the newly developed 2.0-liter version as part of the Mercedes family of modular diesel engines. Outputs ranging from 160bhp to 190bhp tend to occur.
Earlier this year, the boss also expressed interest in developing a three-cylinder diesel. Bernhard Heil, head of powertrain development at Mercedes, told Auto Express: “This could be an option because in the future there might be electrification that might make sense to have three cylinders.” It’s also understood that four new four-liter turbocharged gasoline engines are under development.
The reengineered chassis and Mercedes pledge to introduce 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017 mean fuel-efficient versions of the A-Class class will also arrive. The powertrain engine could consist of a small turbocharged gasoline engine or a new three-cylinder diesel that works with a 50kW electric motor, and speeds through a newly developed nine speed dual-clutch gearbox. The range of all electricity about 30 miles should be achievable.
At the end of the spectrum, Mercedes-AMG engineers at Affalterbach will also get a new A-Class. Although the A 45 is now the most powerful hot hatch in the world, engineers will look to defeat themselves with this new model. A figure of about 400bhp is believed to be a target.
There is also the possibility of Mercedes introducing another high-performance A-Class variant – perhaps as A 43, which will join the likes of GLC, E-Class and the new C-Class on the Mercedes-AMG 43 line-ride.
Rounding changes will be a new cabin architecture, designed to be carried in accordance with C-Class and E-Class. This is where the A-Class will undergo a more radical redesign than its exterior, with much better material, simplified dashboard designs and larger digital displays all added. The swivel wheel on the console that controls the infotainment system of Mercedes’ COMAND will be replaced by touchpad controllers such as those found in compact exec and exec saloons.
As part of the ‘Intelligent Drive Mercedes’ system, the A-Class is also equipped with a variety of standard and optional security and autonomous settings, shown by a series of sensors on the windshield in our spy shots. Distronic Plus with Steering Assist Stop & Go Pilot, along with Park assists, can decorate the new A-Class.