New Mercedes Benz A Class concept revealed

     The new Mercedes A Class concept is all set to be previewed at the Shanghai Auto Show this month. The concept known as Concept A study has flowing sheetmetal, distinctive detailing and sporty stance. The production car is likely to be little more dynamic than the concept.

     The new A Class features all new MFA (Mercedes Front-wheel drive Architecture) platform with strut front suspension and a multi link rear axle. Most of the things such as plastics, trim and switchgear has been borrowed from the C Class.

     The Concept A design features - flowing instrument panel moulding, sporty steering wheel, dominant twin-dial instrument binnacle and rotary controller for the infomatics system. The concept A design is based on Mercedes idea of a glowing jet engine afterburner as seen in the centre-illuminated dials with air vents.

     Powering the new A Class will the same engines from the C Class family. The 2.0 litre petrol engine produced 204 Bhp making the car a hot hatch. The engine will be mated to a dual clutch gearbox. The diesel engine is 2.2 litre with power ranging from 130 to 180 Bhp. A AMG version will also make it way with a 2.0 litre turbo engine with four wheel drive by 2013.

Source: Autocarindia

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