The upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-class sedan has leaked onto the internet, ahead of its world premiere this week at the Beijing motor show.
A single picture was posted online, showing the car in front of three-quarters, discovered although unconfirmed from Mercedes-Benz, and it is with the design of the development of cars, which were recently.
The last sighting was at the Nurburgring, where engineers were caught, the future, Audi A3 sedan model through its paces in advance of an expected market launch in the autumn of this year.
Although the pre-production model featured a visible toned-down styling compared with the dramatic concept of A sedan that was revealed, to the year 2017 Shanghai motor show, the latest A-class hatchback aesthetic cues, including a pair of narrower headlights and a larger grille, were visible.
A 48-Volt plug-in hybrid version of the A-class sedan is scheduled, with a 1.4-litre petrol engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission and a purely electric range of 31 miles.
There will also be a hot Mercedes-AMG A45 variant to rival the Audi RS3 sedan. The rest of the engines are common on the A-class range.
This will give optimized for the new generation, better fuel economy and lower emissions than the current models. Most conspicuous of these is not likely to be confirmed by the 1.4-Liter and 1.2-Liter variants of the Mercedes and Renault M282 four-cylinder petrol engine, although the 1.2-litre unit.
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In addition, 1.6-Liter and 2.0-Liter M260 petrol engines are set to feature. All of the Diesel 2.0-Liter four-cylinder units.
Within the A-class sedan is expected to be almost identical with the A-class hatchback and will be available with Mercedes’ full-width digital dashboard and infotainment display.
Also included S-class-derived driver assistance systems which enable it to steer the car and brake autonomously up to certain speeds.
If the A-class-introduced sedan, it is next to the CLA, a new version is due in the next year. Both cars offer a three-box shape in similar-sized packages, but a Mercedes spokesman told Autocar that they appeal to different customers. Evidence for this comes with the E-class and CLS, she said.
The A-class will offers practical and spacious, especially thanks to its less sleek roof line, keeps you up to more rear head room. The CLA is a sportier look, which is reflected in the handling.
Additional reporting by Sam Sheehan
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