2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class previewed as concept

2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class previewed as concept

This is the concept version of the 2012-2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. If you recall, the A-Class is the German carmaker’s smallest model that flopped in the GCC a decade ago, but continued to thrive in the European market. It looks like the A-Class is ditching its dorky height and gaining some length soon.

This concept is an exaggerated version of the front-wheel-drive A-Class that will debut sometime next year. The “Concept A” gets a turbocharged and direct-injected 210 hp “BlueEFFICIENCY” 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, dual-clutch automanual transmission, and accident-prevention gadgets from the S-Class.

We hear that Mercedes-Benz isn’t too keen on playing with the poor crowd in the UAE, so it is likely this model will not come to the GCC anytime soon, if only to not steal sales from the B-Class. Wait, is the B-Class still around?

What do you think?



  1. Side front looks like a BMW 5 Series.

    Rear-end looks like a messed up Japanese alien car.

    In love with the idea of the rear individual seats.

    Exhaust and rear bumper: Typical Audi RS5 style.

  2. Actually looks really original…

    • Actually you never saw a Benz before? Are you sure you reside on Earth?

    • HUH? No i came from another universe actually, where they only drive BMWs and Audis, they never heard of mercedes but they like Mars better than Earth and crap like that you know..

      No but the fact that you say it looks like a copy of some bits of this car and that car and etc.. I actually find it a quite unique looking car.. And it still maintains the lines and originality of a mercedes..

    • Good to hear that! I think in Mars they don’t have Mercs, they have KIA’s and Hyunday’s. And those are the ones that look like this concept car, together with some Japanese cars from the space, that know nothing about Aerospace and Aerodynamics!

      In addition, the concept here is not innovative. Design elements have been taken from so many existing cars and put into one, which makes it a spaceship! It is so damn wavy!

  3. Yes I like it. The Germans know how to build cars.

  4. it is better than the dull previous A-class generation, but i think they need to work on the rear end.. it is dull

  5. Overdesigned, again…I don’t know but I’m really not a fan of cars looking all spaceship like, funky interiors though. This still is a prototype though, the actual thing might not even look close to this.

  6. Mercedes Sirocco.

    Is that an iPad on the dash?

    This sort of styling I expect from Hyundai.. maybe Kia… not Merc.

  7. They just did what was missing in Mercedes. I like it.

  8. video game…huh!

  9. cant expect this from such professional people and brand…

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