So does Kleber Silva, as his renderings of the upcoming four-door compact car look pretty much spot-on. Then again, he just did the obvious, drawing an almost identical design to the hatchback up to the C-pillar, and grafting on a new rear end.
That’s where, according to Silva, the 2019 A-Class Sedan steps away from the larger C-, E- and S-Class, as instead of the almost trapezoidal taillights, it gets more conventional, horizontal clusters that are connected by a chrome bar.
Actually, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the A-Class Sedan, as Mercedes itself revealed such a concept at last year’s Shanghai Auto Show and, compared to what we have here, it sported a Panamericana grille and different rear lights – which might, or might not, make it into production but, in our humble opinion, make for a much more aggressive design.
Unlike the five-door A-Class, the sedan will actually be offered in North America. It’s tipped to arrive at dealers by the end of the year, powered by most engines currently found on the latest hatchback. Details will be announced close to its launch date, but in Europe, the car can be had with different gasoline and diesel units, although the oil burners aren’t expected to make it to this side of the Atlantic.
It also remains to be seen whether AMG will roll out a 45 version of the A-Class Sedan, or if the Audi RS3 Sedan’s challenger will be the range-topping version of the new CLA. If they do, though, expect it to have around 400hp and all-wheel drive, plus the obligatory body kit and all the bells and whistles that go with Affalterbach’s products.
The most affordable member of the Mercedes family in the U.S. will probably be a bit more expensive than the four-door A3, which currently starts at $31,950. That is if Merc follows the same practice as in Europe, where the new A-Class hatch is about €5,000 (equal to $6,190) pricier than its rivals.