Mercedes 2018 A Class Spotted
When there is a release of a new vehicle, most of the motoring world gets extremely excited about the new possibilities, technologies and designs which will be on display. The level of excitement rises for different classes of manufacturers too; Ferrari is more exciting than Fiat, is it not? So when Mercedes release a vehicle then there generally is a build up of an air of anticipation when there is a release of technical data, spy shots and finally the official unveil.
Well, the fourth generation of Mercedes’ A class has just been spotted testing in Germany. Although it is heavily camouflaged, there are already huge modifications for the fourth generation of the A Class which is set for release at the end of 2018.
Already, it is noticeable that it sits on a new platform. This platform is most probably the Renault-Mercedes joint MFA2 structure. By choosing this, the new A Class will have a wider and longer wheel base than the previous generation. By putting the vehicle on a different platform Mercedes would have sorted out the previous generation’s major customer complaint as more back leg room and a bigger boot was absolutely necessary. The MFA2 structure will also allow for weight loss, better powertrains to be equipped whilst also allowing for the possibility of a plug-in hybrid or all electric models to be created in the future.
Mercedes have stated that they will be offering either a 1.6 or 2.0 litre petrol engines or 1.5 or 2.0 litre diesel engines. These will then be tuned differently allowing for customers to be able to choose from ten different powertrains. A PHEV may be offered later too, with the possibility of 31 miles in all electric mode.
The A Class will certainly be a massive hit when it is released towards the end of 2018. Although not too much is known about the vehicle at the moment, we hope we’ve wetted your appetite…