2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class design drawings
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class design drawings
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class design drawings
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class design drawings
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class design drawings
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class design drawings
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class design drawings
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class design drawings
2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed – Click above for high-res image gallery

You're looking at what appear to be the patent images for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The images found their way into Belgian automotive site AutoScoop.be, and you can peruse them in the gallery below.

We expected the car to ditch most of the concept-crazy before it winds up in dealer showrooms. The version seen here does stick to the overall form of the concept, minus the hypnotic grille and several of the deep creases found all over the conceptual car's body.

What we're left with is a car that's clearly a Mercedes-Benz, but not particularly far from the hatchback standard. Bits of CLS can be found in the curving roof-line and that familiar MB mug is staring you down front and center. We're excited to see this hatch (expect CUV and sedan variants as well) in the flesh at an auto show later this year.


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      artandcolour2010
      • 4 Years Ago
      it's too bad MB is going for "style" with this A instead of high-tech efficiency and real design. The current A class has a groundbreaking dual-floor, in which the engine can submarine into in an accident. It allowed for a shorter and taller body, which gave outstanding room for the class. This "new" A is just going to be another generic hatchback with way too many character lines. Form over substance is NOT a Teutonic trait.
      cypherxx666xx
      • 4 Years Ago
      it looks better than the last generation but (as expected) way more boring than the concept A-class from a few weeks ago.
      Bob
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they make it RWD, will anybody care about what it looks like?
      Steven
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they can make it somewhat reliable and under $30k, I 'might' be interested. Neither of which I feel confident about
      Sebring11
      • 4 Years Ago
      The rear end does look "generic asian car," + not a fan of them having headlights that closely resemble the A3 either, their direct competitor. Overall the only thing that says its a mercedes is the logo in the front, and probably the build quality once its on the market. Again I say it vote me down, Dr.Z does have to remove Gorden Wagener and his team he is running out of ideas or his too young to have good ideas.
      Bat Ye'Or
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 2-door version still could do the concept justice.
      Anthony P
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can someone tell me what the point is of a concept car again? It never ends up looking even remotely close to what the production car looks like.... so what's the point?
      TruthHertz
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool, now we just need to make sure that all the warning light become illuminated after the warranty expires like all the crappy C-Class cars my family has had over the years.
      toyslacker
      • 4 Years Ago
      despite it's lack of a truly original design and feel, it still looks pretty nice.
      Drew
      • 4 Years Ago
      The taillights and back hatch actually remind me of the new impreza http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/05/002-mercedes-benz-a-class-drawings.jpg http://www.automobilesreview.com/img/2012-subaru-impreza-2-0i-sport-limited-5-door/2012-subaru-impreza-2-0i-sport-limited-5-door-02.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NmD2ZIFRbF0/Ta2BEv_nJ3I/AAAAAAAES20/iF8lF9xa3MU/s1600/Subaru-XV-Concept-13.jpg
      Alex Brown
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like ans S60 at the front, SEAT Ibiza from the side and Citroen C3 from the back
      Robert Savin, MD
      • 4 Years Ago
      This looks exactly like my wife's 2004 Lexus IS300
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