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Canada Gets a Mercedes-Benz the Americans Can’t Have, A-Class Hatchback

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Canada Gets a Mercedes-Benz the Americans Can’t Have, A-Class Hatchback

Will this sell?

from http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/0 ... cans-cant/
With the shark-nosed A-Class, the brand hopes it can attract buyers with a tony badge and an interior Daimler AG chief design officer Gorden Wagener calls “modern luxury at a level previously unattained in this class.”

So far, the sedan variant remains under wraps, but the five-door’s appearance is locked into place. In the Canadian market, the A-Class Hatchback holds 13.1 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats. Up front, the A250 (apparently, in both bodystyles) carries a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder good for 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Available 4Matic all-wheel drive can be had for extra greenbacks (or loonies).

17-inch wheels come standard on the A-Class, with 18-inchers optional. The car’s rear axle is mounted on a subframe that further isolates the body from road vibrations via rubber bushings. Inside, the model’s claim to fame is a dual-screen system that dominates the dash. These screens, offered in 7.0 or 10.25-inch versions, offer users access to the automaker’s new MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system. There’s too many connectivity features to list; suffice it to say Mercedes-Benz is making a serious play for the plugged-in Millennial market.

The 2019 A-Class arrives in both the United States and Canada late this year. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected the model’s MSRP will undercut that of the CLA (and in Canada, the B-Class).
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that's gonna sell like hot cakes if it undercuts the CLA 250 pricings
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epik89 wrote: that's gonna sell like hot cakes if it undercuts the CLA 250 pricings
Probably starting at $34900, with some options it can be low to mid 40s OTR and yes, you will probably see a lot of those on the road later.
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Shut up take my money if they bring amg version

Its too bad it has cls headlight and kia forte taillight lol. Interior is nicr though
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From some angles the front reminds me of Acuras new design.
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That means A53 should land in late 2019
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MP3_SKY wrote: Probably starting at $34900, with some options it can be low to mid 40s OTR and yes, you will probably see a lot of those on the road later.
That's not bad at all as it puts it inline with the golf all track.
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I'm in the market for a new car this spring, but this checks off all my boxes, might wait until it comes out before buying a new car.
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I like it. Make a BEV with 4matic and I will consider it.
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If they bring the AMG version over maybe it will make Audi smarten up and bring the RS3 hatch over. Too bad neither will be offer with a manual transmission.
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patrickkc wrote: Need the A45 AMG
No AMG version and no manual for the A class.
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MP3_SKY wrote: No AMG version and no manual for the A class.
yeah.. unforunate
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Mb has already registered a53 trademark (but not yet confirmed it will be used for final production)
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Damn that is a nice car. I would definitely prefer it over the stupid CLA. And yes, I hope they bring over the AMG someday.
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sandikosh wrote: From some angles the front reminds me of Acuras new design.
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