The production ready Mercedes-Benz A-Class may see a 2012 Geneva Motor show debut. The company has been secretly filming the car but cannot keep it out from being caught on spy cameras.
The new 2012 A-Class has several design cues from the F800 Style concept which debuted at the 2010 Geneva motor show.
We could expect the A-Class to make its debut in India by 2013-14.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class made its debut at both the 2011 New York and Shanghai Auto Shows. The Concept A-Class features an expressive and athletic design. Technical highlights include a new turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, a dual clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist.
The aggressive appearance of the Concept A-Class, with its long hood, low silhouette and slim side windows, is given depth by the interplay between lines and surfaces. Inspiration was drawn from the wind and the waves, as well as aviation engineering.
The Concept A-Class previews a new compact class era at Mercedes-Benz. This front-wheel drive model is powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine from the new M270 series. It was designed for transverse installation and thanks to direct injection and turbocharging, offers high performance together with minimal emissions and fuel consumption. The Concept A-Class is equipped with the two litre variant of the new engine, developing 210 hp. This BlueEFFICIENCY engine is mated to the new Mercedes-Benz dual clutch transmission.