With a Cd value of 0.22 and a drag of less than 0.49 square meters, the new A-Class Sedan is the most slippery production car you’ll be able to buy, once Mercedes launches it at the end of 2018.
The German car maker has already revealed the L version of the A-Class Sedan, a China-only model that features a longer by 60mm wheelbase. Models that will be available in Europe and North America will share the same wheelbase with the hatchback version, at 2,729mm.
Mercedes was able to improve the old record by optimizing the new A-Class Sedan down to the smallest detail, using both computer-aided engineering and measurements in the wind tunnel.
The new A-Class Sedan also benefits from a significant reduction of the frontal area (2.19 square meters) and despite the improvement in interior dimensions, as well as an almost complete panelling of the underbody –including the engine bay, main floorpan, parts of the rear axle and the diffuser.
The new Mercedes A-Class Sedan will enter production at the company’s Aguascalientes factory in Mexico and at Rastatt, Germany. Mercedes claims it will offer class-leading rear headroom once it hits the market and offer one of the most impressive interiors among its rivals, thanks to the new MBUX infotainment system.