All-New Mercedes A-Class Loses Heavy Camo, Lookin’ Real Stylish

While the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been thoroughly spied both inside and out, this is by far the best look we’ve had at its appearance.

That sharp front end does a good job of reminding us about the A-Class Sedan concept. In fact, the headlights are almost spot on, and all that’s missing is the Panamericana grille and wider fenders.

Also, it appears that Mercedes was out testing these two lightly-covered prototypes against a VW, which may not be a direct rival, but as far as compact hatchbacks go, the Golf is to be respected.

Speaking of compact dimensions, the new A-Class won’t be much larger than the current/outgoing model, yet its larger wheelbase will allow for more room in the rear. We can also see that unlike the old model, the new A-Class will feature a larger trunk opening as well, making it easier for you to load voluminous objects.

As for the interior, these images unfortunately don’t share anything we hadn’t previously seen. The thick-rimmed steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, circular air vents, they’re all there to remind us of larger models like the E-Class and S-Class.

Pumping blood into the all-new A-Class’ lightweight MFA2 architecture should be a wide range of three-cylinder as well as powerful four-cylinder units. Speed enthusiasts can look forward to an A40 AMG model with around 340 horses, as well as a new A45 AMG, putting down over 400 HP.

Rumor has it, Mercedes could debut the car at next year’s Geneva Motor Show, although we wouldn’t put it past them to unveil it digitally way sooner than that.

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  • dumblikeyou2

    “Lookin’ Real Stylish”

    No, it’s not.

    • javier

      looks way better than a golf r

  • Bob

    For some reason, I am exceedingly unexcited about this.

    Fishes.

  • Dennis James

    Mercedes put the elegant BMW GranLusso concept headlights into production and they look quite good on the A-class, while BMW continues to churn out models with ugly, weird, trembling headlights that seem to be designed with a Parkinson’s-disease hand.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc9d0f2e592053c3c30e2d6331df92235dd8489c354dd9cde8adae562dc1d49d.jpg

    • Cupboi

      You really have to squint your eyes hard to see similarities btween the two…

  • MG force.

    very beautiful inside. outwardly ugly and less successful rear design of the old model.

  • Six_Tymes

    still shaped like a SHOE, but a good looking one.
    also, look at the last interior picture, the one with the test driver picking his nose! HAHA! even he knows hes driving a car shaped like a shoe!

  • Marty

    I just don’t get it. Do people really think dashboards with the design of a digital photo frame from 2003 look premium and modern?

    • DevPunk

      The dashboard is terrible. The worst part of all is not the design, it’s that it looks and feels cheap. I have a C300 with what I assume is a similar type of plastic framed dashboard that is going to be used in the A-Class. And is the only part of the entire exterior that looks that came out of a cheap FIAT. It’s tacky and gross. I don’t get it.

      • Marty

        It’s like the designers are trying to say ”Look, the market department forced us. They just wouldn’t listen. Now look what happened.”

        • javier

          well maybe without the tacked on ipad in the center it’s an improvement

      • Mynameis Taylor

        I don’ think it looks cheap. but it’s an A-class… so I wouldn’t expect it to have the same higher end materials of it’s bigger and expensive brothers. Mercedes is a PREMIUM brand that makes both LUXURY and CITY cars.

        • Marty

          An lcd screen with a huge piano gloss bezel isn’t what a premium brand should have in their city cars. Or what any brand should have on any car. It looks cheap and ten years old.

          But that’s just my opinion, obviously. I’m happy you like it. Good for you 🙂

        • DevPunk

          I own a 2016 C300 and the only thing on the dashboard that looks and feels cheap is the screen. The bezel is so cheaply made and I don’t get why. Looking at these pictures and the final pictures of the A-class that are circulating on the web, I’m almost certain that they used the same materials. I don’t care if they do city cars (which I presume you mean cheaper cars with this?). Mercedes is always going to be held to a higher standard no matter what. I mean look at what BMW is doing. They don’t go crazy with the designs, the materials are always premium regardless of the trim level and the dashboards make sense. I’m not saying Mercedes shouldn’t fancy. But at least they should try not to be tacky.

        • DevPunk

          I kinda like what they did with the GLC F-Cell dashboard. They widened the screen across the center board. That makes more sense. https://www.mercedes-benz.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/09/10-mercedes-benz-iaa-2017-vehicles-glc-f-cell-preproduction-model-x-253-2560×1440-1280×849.jpg

    • Mynameis Taylor

      I like the design of dash and cockpit.

  • eminem09494

    Window line is the same as the 1st gen so will be very claustrophobic inside, headlights are hideous

  • Six Thousand Times

    Front looks a lot lower.

  • Finkployd

    11 comments, 0 likes ?
    I think it looks very nice, inside and out. Go merc !

    • Ary Wisesa

      You can find all negative comments on almost every article of new cars from big auto companies. When Lexus launched new model, those attackers are more than ready to destroy its styling. When Audi launch new model, these army of attackers soon flocked to bash it. It also happened to BMW, and even Rolls Royce. Perhaps, only JLR and Volvo that almost safe from their attacks. Not only premium brands, regular brands like Honda, Volkwagen, Toyota are far from safe from those attackers. LOL…

      Well, no matter how designers created interesting designs, they will find some way to attack it. 😛
      What’s really interesting though, they can (as always) find others’ flaws here and there.., but in reality, even they themselves can’t come up with their own designs that truly perfect.

  • Alter Ego

    That dash is awful. Who is asking for this stuck-on-tablet design?

  • Vassilis

    Interesting.

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