Mercedes bringing A-Class and AMG GT sedans to America

Mercedes bringing A-Class and AMG GT sedans to America

Mercedes bringing A-Class and AMG GT sedans to America

0 comments 📅19 June 2017, 18:30

Mercedes-Benz liking be bringing both production A-Class and AMG GT sedans to the US next year, according to Automotive Expos. The company had already shown concepts for both vehicles earlier this year at the Shanghai and Geneva auto shows, individually, but these are the first production details we’ve heard regarding the two cars.

Automotive Tidings also reports that this A-Class sedan will have a basis price of under $30,000 and be sold alongside the CLA-Class sedan, but had few details in the AMG GT sedan. We reached out to Mercedes but haven’t yet received a reply.

It’s surprising news that Mercedes would try to escort in an additional sedan model below the CLA-Class, considering how small the CLA already is, and its starting prize of $33,695. It would seem as though offering a car of the same size at a slightly safer price would only result in one car cannibalizing sales of the other. Then again, the German automakers maintain perfected the art of selling two sedans of similar size by saying one is a “coupe,” so that master plan should, theoretically, work here, too. Mercedes could also increase the appraisal of the CLA to further differentiate the two – and to make a bit more profit on the coupe-ish one.

Regardless of the marketing scheme for the A-Class sedan, we expect it will look pretty similar to the Concept A Sedan shown at the Shanghai auto conduct. The car featured smoother, cleaner lines and a more formal sedan shape than the swoopy CLA. The fa fascia has some inspiration from the AMG GT.

slide-4697175

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

creep-4697176

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

slide-4697177

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

slither-4697178

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

slide-4697179

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

pay no heed-4697180

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

slide-4697181

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

decline-4697182

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

slide-4697183

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

slither-4697184

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

slide-endcap

  • Mercedes Invent Workshop

  • Mercedes-AMG A45 Black Series Spy Shots

  • Citroën C3 WRC Concept: Paris 2016

  • Junked 1999 Mercury Cougar

  • 2017 Citroën C3 WRC Concept

  • Junked 1991 Mercury Capri

Speaking of the AMG GT, we also look forward the sedan version to be more or less the same as the Geneva concept. From the fa and the back, it’s clear the concept is related to the Mercedes halo coupe, it just happens to acquire extra doors and length in between. The car is an obvious choice for production, as it would transfer Mercedes a competitor to the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide. The question is whether it last wishes as come to market with a version of the 805-horsepower hybrid powertrain shown in the concept with the now-ubiquitous identical-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. We would assume that the production model intent at minimum get a non-hybrid version of that V8, and Mercedes may introduce a hybrid version later to kick off its EQ crease of hybrid and electric cars.

Source

Share this article:

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first one to write a comment

Leave a comment