The next generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is expected to be launched officially over-seas as well.
A compact luxury car added to the Mercedes-Benz lineup would have seem something crazy to do a few years ago but the three-pointed star has managed to turn it into a profitable vehicle. Now, with a midlife facelift introduced, reports on its next generation are starting to pop up. The newest one has been signed by The Detroit Bureau and it is telling us that the next-gen of the model has a pretty good chance of being launched in the United States.
Mercedes-Benz is currently offering the CLA four-door coupe in the United States and its nice selling figures have convinced the company’s bosses to give the A-Class a go as well, but in the next generation. Mercedes-Benz is also investing in the infrastructure over-seas and a 1.3 billion dollars update on the Alabama plant has been announced just a few days ago. It remains to be seen when the next-gen A-Class will be introduced, but don’t expect it anytime earlier than 2017–2018.
The facelifted version of the A-Class has been unveiled this summer. The model in question has received a slightly updated front fascia and some changes made to the lighting units, but if you are not a Mercedes fan, chances are these changes will go by unseen. The cabin has been slightly modified as well and the A160 entry-level is now bringing a 102 HP 1.6l engine, followed by the A180d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition, with a 1.5l diesel producing 110 HP. The A220d has a 2.1 engine with 177 HP and the A250 Sport and A250 Sport 4MATIC are coming with 218 HP. The A45 AMG has 381 HP from the same 2.0l turbo.