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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-13-2017, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Mercedes A-Class Prototype Spied Testing In Germany



Mercedes has been testing the second-generation GLA for a few months and spy shots of the mule has been spotted before. This time a reader from CarScoops managed to capture it roaming the streets of Schweinfurt, Germany.

Still under camouflage, much of its exterior design is still hidden though the publication does think this next-gen model went in a more stylish and upscale direction compared to its predecessor. At least that’s what they gathered from what could be slimmer headlights, door-mounted mirrors, and steeply raked rear windshield.

The new design language extends to the 2018 A-Class’ interior as well, as seen in previous spy shots revealing a cabin with clamshell seats, circular air vents, three-spoke steering wheel, and a dual screen setup with a digital instrument cluster.

Though Mercedes has not confirmed the A-Class engine lineup, it is speculated to include both petrol and diesel options. Perhaps a 340 hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is on the menu, or a newly developed unit rumored to deliver around 402 hp.

Sitting on an updated and elongated MFA2 platform, we can expect to see a more spacious rear passenger compartment and lighter construction materials. Enough of a change to possibly take off around 50 kg (101 lbs).
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Either the rims are dirty or they would look a lot better in gunmetal grey. Wouldn't really mind those rims on the production model, though BMW is most likely going to offer more than one wheels option.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-19-2017, 12:49 PM
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Here's an even better shot from them with plain wrap as a cover. Maybe it'll have the GranLusso concept headlights, but toned down.

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Here's an even better shot from them with plain wrap as a cover. Maybe it'll have the GranLusso concept headlights, but toned down.

Visualizing that as a sedan, the design is really starting to set in with me, can't wait to see the sedan like this or even closer to its production finish. In the end this could be what most of us wanted out of the CLA but didn't end up getting.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 01:02 PM
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It looks wider and flatter than the outgoing W176 A-Class, meaning it should handle corners better and have a roomier cabin. If nothing else, access to the trunk should be made easier with a more generous hatch opening.
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