Joining its hatch sibling, the four-door derivative will say hello to the world from the Beijing Auto Show, otherwise known as Auto China 2018. According to the automaker, it’s a car “produced in China for China”, which “underlines the relevance of the Chinese market for Mercedes-Benz“.
Nevertheless, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan will be launched outside the People’s Republic, too, and it’s the one coming to the United States, unlike the hatchback , though Canada will get this one too.
We’ll probably see it on U.S. shores before the end of the year, borrowing some of the gasoline engines of its five-door sibling. It’s likely that all North American models will be offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
It’s unknown exactly what powertrains will power the US-spec, but we could be looking at the 160hp and 184lb-ft (250Nm) of torque 1.4-liter unit and 221hp and 258lb-ft (350Nm) of torque 2.0-liter mill. One thing is certain though: the 1.5-liter diesel will be kept away from US showrooms.
On the outside, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan will mimic the design of the fourth-gen hatch up to the C pillar, and will get an almost identical interior layout. Thus, expect to see the MBUX dual-screen layout as standard on all versions, with two 7-inch screens. Mid-range trim levels will combine the 7-inch screen with a 10.25-inch one, and top-of-the-line models will benefit from two 10.25-inch displays.