Compact sedans are hot in China, which is why Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new Concept A sedan. Just in time for the Shanghai Auto Show, it is the next logical evolution of their current design language. It was first seen in the “Aesthetics A” sculpture that emphasized flowing lines and “Sensual Purity”. It was outlined in a book by Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener, who is quoted as saying: “Our Concept A Sedan shows, that the time of creases is over”.
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Sharp edges have a difficult time hiding the features of small cars, which is why curves are back in. Raising the beltline helps improve crash safety at the expense of hindering the driver’s line of sight. A new grille takes inspiration from the AMG GT with a waterfall behind the trademark star. The rear bumper is a mix of Alfa-Romeo Giulia along with Lexus ES and snippets of Sonata. The front doors look almost twice as long as the rears, so we hope stylists are able to balance them out in the production version.
Hopefully, the “power domes” in the hood have more to cover than just a turbocharged four-cylinder. Don’t get me wrong, we love the CLA 45 AMG, but we miss the days of obscene engines in compact cars. No mention was made of a production date, so if you are looking for a Mercedes for sale, our dealers will be happy to find one for you. Stay with us for more coverage from Shanghai and all your Mercedes updates.