Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Leaked Ahead Of Debut
More of a careless act than an actual leak, but the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan was revealed ahead of its scheduled debut next week at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.
According to CarNewsChina
, the above image was circulated online after auto show workers “workers forgot to cover a giant backdrop they were busy hanging up on the exhibition hall”.
With such a large area dedicated to one model, there’s little doubt that what we’re seeing is the production ready A-Class sedan. Looking closely, you can make out the license plate text, which reads A Class L Sport Sedan. An ‘L’ designation means the model is a long wheelbase version with a bit more legroom in the rear, something Chinese customers seems to value. The Sport portion of the plate is self explanatory.
Production will take place in China at the Beijing-Benz joint venture plant though the model will be available in other markets as well, some of which includes Europe, United States and Canada. Models sold in China will be available with a 1.4 turbo and 2.0 turbo engines. Elsewhere, the power plant options will be different and they will be shared with the five-door model.
The official reveal will take place in two days on the 25th of April.