After some early spy photos, the Mercedes A-Class 2018 remains in his evidence, now on the roads of the south of Spain. Do not wait until the end of next year, with an official presentation estimated for the Frankfurt show 2017 and the start of your marketing already in 2018, but in the meantime the new generation of the compact German has a long road ahead for its development.
If the current Mercedes-Class 2016 -which received a face wash updating its design and engine about a year ago – used the modular platform MFA, the new Class is based on an evolution of the same. Referred to as platform MFA2, it will be lighter and more rigid, and will also be adapted to engines with alternative energies (including hybrid and electric).
In the images one can see how their proportions will not change too much, nor should its exterior size -the current measured almost 4,30 meters long, but yes you will have a greater distance between axles and width of pathways, allowing an interior space more usable in both length and width, especially for their rear seats. The design that we see in this unit evidence is not yet definitive, with some details provisional as their optical or certain body panels.
in Addition, your tailgate this will allow a greater opening thanks to the optical split rear, making it easy to take advantage of its boot when loading large objects. The Mercedes A-Class 2018 will come with two bodies, the traditional five-door and a four-door sedan more functional than the Mercedes CLA, although this version will be aimed at China in the exclusive.
This platform MFA2 will also give way to the next Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA and Mercedes GLA: in these cases, use a MFA2 conveniently elongated. On the other hand, in the Class W177 we look forward to the premiere of a new instrumentation fully digital, which will be similar to that already available in the Audi A3 2016.
The range of engines of the Class To 2018 shall adopt mechanical three-and four-cylinder engine with turbo, along with a new plug-in hybrid. There will also be room for the sports Mercedes-AMG, with a 40 AMG with more than 300 HP and the top of range (A 45 AMG, which will exceed the 400 HP: let us recall that in the current model, we have reached the 381 HP.