2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan: Specs, Review

If you’re in a market for a good-looking Mercedes-Benz sedan with more affordable price, then you should wait for a little while more; the German car maker is planning to reveal its all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan sometime during next year. This model has been available as the hatchback version only and this is the first A-Class sedan version.

A-Class Concept has already been revealed to the public at the Shanghai Auto Show this year in spring and it looked really amazing. Compared to the CLA model, they are about the same size, but the A-Class is a bit shorter and wider. As well, it features more spacious cabin because of the longer roof. Furthermore, they also share some design cues but the A-Class Concept has shorter overhangs and taller windows. Generally, this compact sedan will feature very attractive exterior design and luxurious cabin. We can also expect a strong engine under its hood and very good performance.

The main rivals of the new C-Class sedan will be BMW 6 Series and Porsche Panamera.

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan front

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan powertrain

Unfortunately, when it comes to the engine which will power the future 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan there is still no any official information. The concept model has been presented with a hybrid unit, as to say a combination of the traditional gasoline engine and an electric motor. The total output of this unit is around 805 horses. The engine is paired with the Mercedes-Benz  4Matic all-wheel drive system.

However, some sources say that it also might get the same powertrain which powers the current AMG GT Roadster. It is a 4.0-liter V-8 engine which has the total output of 550 horses.

Design of exterior and interior

First of all, this model will ride on the second generation MFA platform which also underpins the CLA, CLA and B-Class models.  So, it will be 179.9 inches long, 73.6 inches wide and 67.6 inches tall.

As for the exterior design of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan will look really amazing. The body will look perfectly sculpted with very attractive design. The front fascia will feature black Panamericana grille with vertical chrome slats. The front air intake will receive a diamond pattern design. Both headlamps and taillights will look unique and distinctive and will be coated with UV paint. The rear end will get integrated exhaust outlets finished in dark chrome for more luxurious look. Furthermore, we will also notice a panoramic glass roof and dark tinted windows. As well, the upcoming Mercedes will ride on 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

When it comes to the interior design, the car maker hasn’t revealed any details. However, we can assume that the comfort, luxury and safety will be on the highest level as always. Moreover, we expect it to appear with latest safety and infotainment systems too.

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan rear

Release date and price of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan should go on sale sometime during 2018. As for the price, it will probably start slightly below $30,000.

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