As Mercedes-Benz’s foray into the world of affordable sedans, the 2019 A-Class is still under development and won’t be due until next year, but a camouflaged prototype was recently spotted on German roads.
This is our first glimpse of the A-Class Sedan, which will be sitting on Mercedes' Modular Front-wheel-drive Architecture (MFA) platform.
From looking at the side profile, we can see that it’s sporting a higher roofline than those modeled after a coupe’s swoopy roofline, thus providing rear passengers with more headroom. This should also translate into additional trunk space.
Of course, we shouldn’t expect the same premium materials one would usually find in the CLA since the A-Class Sedan is going to be cheaper. But the vehicle should still uphold the manufacturer’s reputation for luxury cars, at least that is what Mercedes dealers in the United States are saying. Describing the A-Class Sedan as a “very-nice looking vehicle” featuring a “cutting edge and techy” interior.
There’s even a shot of the interior’s fully digital dashboard display, which leads us to believe that the prototype is a higher trim model. According to Motor1
, this interior configuration is likely to become the standard for all Mercedes compact cars.
Though the automaker is remaining tight lipped on possible powertrains, we can expect a similar lineup of engines as the hatchback. That includes an array of 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pots, paired with either a six-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The model should debut in 2018 following the regular five-door A-Class hatchback which is due the same year.