2018 Mercedes A Class & A45 AMG spied
The Mercedes A-Class will be updated for the models year 2018 in Europe. The car, along with its performance A45 AMG model has been spied testing in Europe. They will debut in 2018 and go on sale by 2nd half of the same year.
2018 Mercedes A Class, A45 AMG Design- Exterior & Interior
The new Mercedes A-Class will borrow some of its design from the recently unveiled Concept-A Sedan. This design will also be seen on its sedan version and perhaps even on a crossover. The car sits on an updated MFA platform.
The design is not completely new though, and seems to be an evolution of the existing one.
The car’s bigger platform and optimised equipment placement should open up more space inside. With adoption of dual-digital screen, the car’s cabin could look similar to the new E-Class.
Coming to the Mercedes-AMG A45, the car will be more aggressive and even more similar to the Concept-A sedan.
2018 Mercedes A Class, A45 AMG engine, specification
Powering the new car will be host of engine options including a 1.6- and 2.0-litre petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel. These are lifted from the current generation model, albeit with slight tweaks. The current 2.1 liter diesel engine could be replaced by an improved 2.0-litre diesel which is seen on the E-Class. A 6-speed manual transmission will be standard while a dual clutch unit will be optional.
Coming to the AMG tuned variants, the extensively spotted A40 AMG could come with the current A45 AMG’s mill tuned to produce 340bhp. The more powerful A45 AMG could produce more than 400bhp- as stated by various sources.
2018 Mercedes A Class, A45 AMG price and release date
The new A-Class will debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September but launch will only happen in 2018.
2018 Mercedes A-Class India
The new A-Class will debut in India at the 2018 Auto Expo, Delhi and should go on sale the same year. Expect the prices to slightly increase.