Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its line of its models – to the Beijing Motor Show 2018, the German manufacturer has prepared a sedan based on the hatchback A-Class W177 of the fourth generation, which ideologically repeats four-door CLA.
Earlier in the lineup of the A-class, the sedan was never, and now will be, with the next CLA also remaining in the ranks, and it will be interesting to see what these two fundamentally similar cars will differ from each other.
The four-door front completely repeats the original hatch – there is a similar acute-angle head optics with boomerangs of navigation lights, a wide grille with a large emblem in the center and a single rib in the middle, and two variants of the front bumper – common and with extended lateral air intakes in the Sports version.
Rear lights on the Mercedes A-Class Sedan 2018-2019 (photo, price) original – with stylish divergent diagonal stripes in different directions. The roof of the car is made less sloping, compared to the above CLA-Class, but the profile and feed on it are very similar.
In the cabin, again, everything is already familiar to the original five-door – these are two monitors on the front panel, which can be of different sizes, depending on the package, a new multimedia MBUX with voice recognition, five round nozzles for ventilation (three centered and two – on the sides), as well as a steering wheel with touch panels on its spokes.
Initially, the company introduced an extended version of the sedan for the Chinese market, where the wheelbase was stretched for an additional 60 millimeters (up to 2,789), and the total length of the car was 4,609 mm. The whole increase went to increase the foot space of the rear passengers. The usual version has a length of 4 569 and a trunk of 420 liters.
Most likely, according to the technical characteristics of the European Mercedes A-class sedan will repeat the hatchback, but for China the number of available modifications is limited, and they all come only with a front-wheel drive and coupled with a 7-band robot.
The basic 1.33-liter four-cylinder engine, developed in conjunction with Renault, is available in the recoil options for 136 and 163 hp, and a pair of it is a two-liter turbo-quater for 190 “horses.”
The release of new items for the Middle Kingdom will be established at the joint venture Beijing Benz Automobile Co. (BBAC), there is no information about trim levels and prices. It is expected that the “A” sedan will appear in the fall of 2018, but beforehand the company will present a presentation of the European version of the model.