Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan - Herald of a new generation

Stuttgart/Shanghai. With the Concept A Sedan at Auto Shanghai (April 20 to 27, 2017) Mercedes-Benz is providing an outlook of the next generation of compact vehicles and a potential, new body type. 

 

Variant
Price
Power
(hp / rpm)
Torque 
(Nm / rpm)
0-62 mph 
(sec)
Max speed 
(mph)
MPG
(combined)
CO2
(g/km)
A 180 d SE
£23,150
109 / 4,000
260 / 1,750-2,500
11.3
118
80.7
89
A 180 d SE 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£24,770
109 / 4,000
260 / 1,750-2,500
11.3
118
76.4
98
A 180 d Sport
£24,185
109 / 4,000
260 / 1,750-2,500
11.3
118
72.4
102
A 180 d Sport 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£25,785
109 / 4,000
260 / 1,750-2,500
11.3
118
74.3
101
A180 d AMG Line
£25,480
109 / 4,000
260 / 1,750-2,500
11.3
118
72.4
102
A180 d AMG Line 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£27,080
109 / 4,000
260 / 1,750-2,500
11.3
118
74.3
101
A180 d WhiteArt Edition
£28,370
109 / 4,000
260 / 1,750-2,500
11.3
118
72.4
102
A180 d WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£29,970
109 / 4,000
260 / 1,750-2,500
11.3
118
74.3
101
A 200 d Sport
£25,280
136 / 3,200-4,000
300 / 1,400-3,000
9.3
130
65.7
111
A 200 d Sport 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£26,860
136 / 3,200-4,000
300 / 1,400-3,000
8.8
130
70.6
103
A 200 d AMG Line
£26,575
136 / 3,200-4,000
300 / 1,400-3,000
9.3
130
65.7
111
A 200 d AMG Line 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£28,155
136 / 3,200-4,000
300 / 1,400-3,000
8.8
130
70.6
103
A 200 d WhiteArt Edition
£29,465
136 / 3,200-4,000
300 / 1,400-3,000
9.3
130
65.7
111
A 200 d WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£31,045
136 / 3,200-4,000
300 / 1,400-3,000
8.8
130
70.6
103
A 220 d AMG Line 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£29,585
177 / 3,600-3,800
350 / 1,400-3,400
7.5
139
68.9
107
A 220 d WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£32,475
177 / 3,600-3,800
350 / 1,400-3,400
7.5
139
68.9
107
A 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£31,205
177 / 3,600-3,800
350 / 1,400-3,400
7.5
137
58.9
124
A 220 d 4MATIC WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£34,095
177 / 3,600-3,800
350 / 1,400-3,400
7.5
137
58.9
124
A 160 SE
£20,715
102 / 4,500-6,000
180 / 1,200-3,500
10.6
118
52.3
124
A 160 SE 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£22,315
102 / 4,500-6,000
180 / 1,200-3,500
10.4
118
54.3
121
A 160 Sport
£21,710
102 / 4,500-6,000
180 / 1,200-3,500
10.6
118
51.4
126
A 160 Sport 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£23,310
102 / 4,500-6,000
180 / 1,200-3,500
10.4
118
52.3
126
A 160 AMG Line
£23,005
102 / 4,500-6,000
180 / 1,200-3,500
10.6
118
51.4
126
A 160 AMG Line 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£24,605
102 / 4,500-6,000
180 / 1,200-3,500
10.4
118
52.3
126
A 160 WhiteArt Edition
£25,895
102 / 4,500-6,000
180 / 1,200-3,500
10.6
118
51.4
126
A 160 WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£27,495
102 / 4,500-6,000
180 / 1,200-3,500
10.4
118
52.3
126
A 180 SE
£22,135
122 / 5,000
200 / 1,250-4,000
8.9
118
51.4
127
A 180 SE 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£23,735
122 / 5,000
200 / 1,250-4,000
8.6
118
54.3
121
A 180 Sport
£23,170
122 / 5,000
200 / 1,250-4,000
8.9
118
50.4
131
A 180 Sport 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£24,730
122 / 5,000
200 / 1,250-4,000
8.6
118
52.3
126
A 180 AMG Line
£24,465
122 / 5,000
200 / 1,250-4,000
8.9
118
50.4
131
A 180 AMG Line 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£26,025
122 / 5,000
200 / 1,250-4,000
8.6
118
52.3
126
A 180 WhiteArt Edition
£27,355
122 / 5,000
200 / 1,250-4,000
8.9
118
50.4
131
A 180 WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£28,915
122 / 5,000
200 / 1,250-4,000
8.6
118
52.3
126
A 200 Sport
£24,695
156 / 5,300
250 / 1,250-4,000
8.1
139
49.6
132
A 200 Sport 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£26,255
156 / 5,300
250 / 1,250-4,000
7.8
139
52.3
126
A 200 AMG Line
£25,990
156 / 5,300
250 / 1,250-4,000
8.1
139
49.6
132
A 200 AMG Line 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£27,550
156 / 5,300
250 / 1,250-4,000
7.8
139
52.3
126
A 200 WhiteArt Edition
£28,880
156 / 5,300
250 / 1,250-4,000
8.1
139
49.6
132
A 200 WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£30,440
156 / 5,300
250 / 1,250-4,000
7.8
139
52.3
126
A 250 AMG
£30,225
218 / 5,500
350 / 1,200-4,000
6.3
149
41.5
158
A 250 AMG 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£31,525
218 / 5,500
350 / 1,200-4,000
6.3
149
44.8
145
A 250 WhiteArt Edition
£33,000
218 / 5,500
350 / 1,200-4,000
6.3
149
41.5
158
A 250 WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£34,300
218 / 5,500
350 / 1,200-4,000
6.3
149
44.8
145
A 250 AMG 4MATIC 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£33,425
218 / 5,500
350 / 1,200-4,000
6.3
149
42.2
156
A 250 AMG 4MATIC WhiteArt Edition 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic
£36,200
218 / 5,500
350 / 1,200-4,000
6.3
149
42.2
156

 

 

The Concept A Sedan show car specifies the evolved Mercedes-Benz design language. Thanks to its purist, surface-focused design featuring reduced lines and flat surfaces the show car is hot and cool at the same time. The "Aesthetics A" sculpture already demonstrated that the upcoming compact class generation marks the dawn of an even more rigorous implementation of the design idiom of "sensual purity".

"Our Concept A Sedan shows, that the time of creases is over”, say Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. “With its perfect proportions and a sensual treatment of surfaces with reduced lines, it is the next milestone of Sensual Purity and has the potential to introduce a new design era."

The current compact vehicle generation is crucially contributing to Mercedes‑Benz's most successful and rejuvenated appearance ever to make 2016 the sixth year of records in succession. More than two million compact vehicles have been sold around the globe since 2012. In addition to the contemporary design language, innovative assistance systems, connectivity, and driving pleasure, model variety is a crucial factor for success: with the 
A and B‑Class, CLA and CLA Shooting Brake, as well as the SUV crossover GLA five differently positioned variants are available on the market.

"Their success shows that our customers are absolutely delighted with the current generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars", says Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for

 Mercedes‑Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. "We are therefore extremely confident that the planned expansion will lead to a continuation of this success story."

The Concept A Sedan: study of a compact premium sedan

The Concept A Sedan (length/width/height: 4570/1870/1462 mm) has been designed with the proportions of a dynamic, coupé-like and simultaneously compact, premium sedan. This aim is emphasized by the traditional three-box design featuring short overhangs, especially at the rear, as well as the slim greenhouse that has been offset towards the rear. Additional sedan characteristics are the relatively vertical C‑pillar, larger side windows 
and the higher beltline.

The wheel arch design featuring a reduced arch dimension emphasises the exclusive 20‑inch wheels. The light alloy wheels radiate technical precision with their sporty aerowheel look featuring a structured surface between the spokes. The door handles of the show car are flush with the body, while the outside mirrors, in a contemporary reinterpretation, stand proud of the beltlines.

The striking front expresses self-confidence: this is crucially highlighted by the deep Panamericana grille tilted towards the front, featuring vertical chrome inserts and a star in the centre, as well as the stretched bonnet with Powerdomes. The large, lower air inlet featuring a diamond grid structure and a striking trim strip in dark chrome is also amongst the most eye-catching features.

The headlamps with their eyebrows as a typical feature of the brand as well as the striking grid structure on the inside guarantee a confident look – and a simultaneously high recognition value. The structural sculpture that has been broken down in detail represents a technically based counterpole to the sensual exterior – "stimulating contrast" is one of the six guiding principles of Mercedes-Benz design. The grid structure in the lamps has been coated with a UV paint and it is exposed to ultraviolet light. As a result, the headlamps "glow" in different colours, depending on the light medium – the daytime running lamps, for instance, are white.

This unusual lighting technology is also used at the rear: The striking tail light image has also been designed as a structural sculpture. In line with the evolved design philosophy the lines and gaps at the rear have been reduced. As a contrast to the paintwork the rear bumper features a diffuser-look lower part trimmed in black and a chrome trim strip that emphasises the width and underlines the car's premium appeal. The integrated exhaust deflectors are finished in dark chrome. Additional features of the roadworthy show car are dark privacy windows all-round as well as a large, panoramic glass roof.

Contacts:

Markus Nast, tel.: +49 (0) 711 17-96357, markus.nast@daimler.com

Koert Groeneveld, tel.: +49 (0) 711 17-92311, koert.groeneveld@daimler.com

More information about Mercedes-Benz is available online at: www.media.daimler.com and www.mercedes-benz.com    

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