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SPIED! Merc A-Class 2012

2011-06-29 13:01

SPOTTED: The new A-Class, though disguised, looks to be inspired by BMW's 1 Series.

Our spies in Germany uncovered the first images of the next Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Spotted undergoing testing in Stuttgart, the new model is seen in five-door guise as opposed to the three-door concept shown at the Shanghai auto show.

The overall shape of this next-generation A-Class looks very much like a BMW 1 Series and is very different from the current mini-MPV design.

1 SERIES COMPETITOR?

It seems the German automaker may be position its new A-Class as a direct competitor to its Bavarian rivals, the aforementioned 1 Series and the Audi A3.

Mercedes-Benz will position its next-generation B-Class to go up against BMW’s X1 and all-new Audi Q3.
 
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