Mercedes-Benz has brought the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to the first test session with the full camouflage which marked the beginning of the fourth generation. For many, this is a surprise because the current model on the market only 4 years old but the story fits in with the announcement of a new generation every 6 years. The Germans were not leaders of the world automotive industry that are not perfect in the work they do. In July 2016 a vehicle with camouflage over his body came to the test session.
Next to five door hatchback could see four door sedan version but it would have been designed exclusively for the Chinese market. The premiere should take place in Autumn 2017 probably in Frankfurt. More sportier styling, more powerful and efficient engines with more legroom and softer materials give it more premium style. This will all affect the price increase but not much due to strong competition BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 hatchback. Unfortunately no confirmation for hybrid version and coming to the US market.
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Spy Shot
First testing session somewhere in Southern Europe hide announced redesign. Prototype provides despite a lot of unfinished details loom some hint for upcoming compact look. At first glance, it is obvious pre-production taillights and grille it is to eraly to predict specific changes in appearance. According to announcements front and rear fascias should receive some brand new design elements which operate sportier. In same time visible new roof-line provide more sleeker look.
Look at side can notice side mirrors placed on door instead A-pillars on third generation. Also is visible stretched rear doors (essential for rear passenger compartment) and longer wheelbase. On the back side lacks the specific finish for the split rear lights but looms bigger trunk opening.
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Interior
On the picture below can see interior for current generation. New 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class cabin almost certainly reserves layout but also brings some changes. First can be integrated infotainment screen in center stack which would be a change from the bottom seen “floating” screen. This change entails revised lower center stack and same three A/C vent. Small changes should be seen in the form of revised steering wheel, sportier seats, latest company technology, safety features and drivers aids. For now should also mention new trim for dashboard, new colors and softer materials.
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Engine
Under the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hood expect to see some changes in relation to the both petrol and diesel engine. They probably include revised current small-displacement (1.6 to 2.1 L) engine, while some of current engine should be replaced with new with improved performance. The reason for this thinking is new MFA architecture which is longer and lighter.
Redesigned 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback should receive improve for current manual transmission with six speed and automatic transmission with seven speed. Dual clutch AMG Speedshift is reserved for new AMG A45 model which should come with almost 400 due to update 2.0 L Inline-4 turbocharged engine. Gasoline engine probably should delivers between 130 and 220 horses while diesel delivers between 90 and 180 horses. The bad news is that there is no indication of hybrid version.
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Release Date, Price
German giant from Stuttgart plan to debut new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class at 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Significantly more premium details compared to third generation impact on the price. Current models start from €23,746 which is around $26,000 before options. That mean that new A-Class can go around €25,000 before options. Sales will probably first start in the German and later on other market. Model with four doors for the Chinese market has not been confirmed at this point, but also there is no confirmation that hatchback across the pond.