Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class to debut at New York and Shangai Auto Show
Mercedes-Benz is prepping to release all new Mercedes-Benz Concept A with exciting look and features, called Concept A will debut at the Shanghai motor show in China later this month.
While the production version of the new A-class set to head into European showrooms next year will forgo some of the Concept A’s more fanciful detailing, the general shape and appearance is set to remain intact. The fascia–mounted lower than that of the existing second-generation A-class–borrows the aeronautical theme first established on the SLS, mixing it with modern touches such as a free-standing monitor, back-lit instruments and brushed-aluminum trim elements.
Falling in line with the rest of the family, its squared-off nose is aggressive and wears the Tri-Star emblem well. From the side, the Concept A shows hints of the CLS and even the R-Class. The headlights of the Concept A-Class continue this design element with innovative full-LED high-performance headlamps. The daytime running lamps consist of 90 optical fibers with aluminum sleeves which are arranged in a wing-shape within the headlamp.
A front-wheel-drive Benz, the Concept A benefits from both turbocharging and direct-injection. A BlueEFFICIENCY 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is fitted under the hood, and produces 210-horsepower. That four-banger is paired with a dual-clutch transmission.
The Concept A aims to add first-rate features to luxury compact segment. A radar-based collision-detection system will be the first of its kind in this segment and, when paired with Adaptive Brake Assist, can help lower the risk of having someone rear-end your 2012 A-Class.
Mercedes-Benz Concept A will hit European showrooms in 2012 and will also appear in New York Auto Show 2011.