The Mercedes Concept A-Class was a preview of Mercedes'
next-generation small car.
The exterior design of the Concept A-Class features a
styling theme that Mercedes-Benz first showed in the F800
Style concept. That means there are plenty of sharply
defined curving surfaces which provide lots of interesting
shadows and highlights.
The front end of the Concept A-Class displays the Mercedes-Benz
star logo surrounded by what looks like a star-filled
sky. Where there are usually openings or louvers, the
radiator grille houses numerous metallic silver hexagons
on black stems. This theme is reflected in the design
of the 5-spoke wheels.
The daytime running lamps of the Concept A-Class consist
of 90 optical fibers with aluminum sleeves which are arranged
in a wing-shape within the headlight.
The interior of the Mercedes Concept A-Class is defined
by a dashboard which has been styled after the shape of
an aircraft wing, with a translucent, stretchable fabric
lining. This enables the bionic, cellular structure of
the dashboard to remain visible.
The shape of the air vents in the dashboard are reminiscent
of a jet aircraft. The prominent dials in the instrument
cluster are colored red, inspired by the afterburner of
a jet engine. The center console is designed as a modern
flight control panel, with the shift lever designed as
a "reverse thrust control".
A smartphone is fully integrated into the Concept A-Class.
All functions are shown in the display as applications,
and can be operated using the rotary/push control. The
visual presentation of the display screen elements is
unique, with a deep, three-dimensional appearance created
by laser-like magenta-colored lines.
Powering the Mercedes Concept A-Class is a 210 horsepower,
2.0 litre 4-cylinder gasoline engine from the new M270
series. It was designed for transverse installation and
thanks to direct injection and turbocharging, offers high
performance together with minimal emissions and fuel consumption.
This BlueEFFICIENCY engine is mated to the new Mercedes-Benz
dual clutch transmission.
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