Back in March, a reader sent us some behind-the-scenes shots of a Mercedes-Benz A-Class shoot in Los Angeles. This video is the end result of those production days. Sit back and take a four-minute trip through one man's day, facilitated by his A-Class and all the spiffy features that Mercedes-Benz will be happy for you to take note of. The video is posted below.



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      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      i like it better than the lexus CT.
        FIDTRO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joe shmoe
        The CT is about as stylistically interesting as a refrigerator compared to the Mercedes.
      Nowuries
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love, love, love this car, and I absolutely can't wait for the A45 AMG. PLEASE bring it to the US!!
      xXElvinXx
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've NEVER liked Mercedes, but this is brilliant little car.
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      Amazing the level of tech you can get in an entry level luxury car these days.
      mookieblaylock
      • 2 Years Ago
      who cares about the tech. Broke my heart when they said no amg a45 for america.I know they plan on the amg sedan version but wtf i want a rally rocket styled car but not gonna happen. Yes the base version is silly, just by a probably more competent next gen GTI.
      Suzq044
      • 2 Years Ago
      no wiper-assist? LOL
      Devonblue4u
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hill Assist..."As a trade name, it was introduced by Studebaker in the 1936 President. It was also promoted by Studebaker as an option in the 1939 model year. Later, it was available on older Subarus, and is currently available on the Subaru Forester[2], Subaru Impreza and Subaru Legacy The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8[3] also comes equipped with hill-holder. Hill-holder works by holding the brake in position while the driver sets-up and activates the first gear to move the car forward from a complete stop, without fear of roll-back." Ford's Focus can park themselves. And have adaptive cruise, adaptive lighting as well as lane assist. LED daytime running light can be had on a Kia. And on a more or less "City" car, who needs coffee breaks? Mildly interesting, but no game changer here.
      Stirling Matheson
      • 2 Years Ago
      All I got out of that was, "we won't let you Americans have our awesome hatchback, but we will film our ads in your country." Jerks
        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Stirling Matheson
        "nothing says cheap and entry level like a hatchback" What an utterly ridiculous comment.
          tump
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          reattadudes, the real problem is that most Americans are a bunch of fat, tasteless cheapo ***** that measure cock size with their lack of gas mileage.
          aatbloke1967
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          None of what you say means that hatchbacks are "entry level". Just because lardy-arsed Americans don't take to them doesn't mean they're designed to be made for the less affluent in any way, or indeed doesn't mean they're bad cars. The US is such an automotive closed shop with so few brands available compared to elsewhere - less than 50 I believe - that you're choosing the wrong country to form any kind of paradigm for any kind of car. Even in the list you have chosen, you're ranging from C-segment hatchbacks to E-segment liftbacks and the last two represent a novel type of vehicle created by BMW which is niche to say the least anywhere.
          reattadudes
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          perhaps you need to reread my rather short comment. I merely asked to name one successful LUXURY hatchback that was sold in the United States that was successful, and wasn't discontinued after a few short years. -Mercedes-Benz tried in with the C-class. they failed. -BMW tried it with the 3-series. they failed. -Sterling 827 hatchback. they failed. -Merkur Scorpio. another failure. -and how is the Honda Crosstour doing? -the Acura ZDX? -the BMW X6? which one of the last three haven't been the butt of endless jokes, especially right here on the pages of Autoblog? and which one of the last two luxury HATCHBACKS listed are selling in more than the double digits in the United States each month? ZERO.
        reattadudes
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Stirling Matheson
        perhaps you could name ONE hatchback marketed by a luxury manufacturer that actually sold well in the United States. answer: ZERO. nothing says cheap and entry level like a hatchback, and the United States market has spoken, repeatedly, for the last forty years. and that's a fact.
          David
          • 2 Years Ago
          @reattadudes
          Ever been to Europe? Doesn't sound like it. Your statement is so ignorant!
        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Stirling Matheson
        All I got out of that was, "we won't let you Americans have our awesome hatchback, but we will film our ads in your country." There have been plenty of cars not available in the States which have been filmed for commercials in the US. The Ford Puma and Mazda 323F are two which spring to mind over the years. In response to your comment, Mr Matheson, there's no law against this sort of practice, unless of course you're thinking you ought to be as cocooned as North Korea.
          Stirling Matheson
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Damn, I never said I thought it was illegal. I just made a joke regarding the fact that I want this car, MBUSA won't let me have one, and I think it's rather funny that it bothered to fly one out to Los Angeles for a TV spot. That was some very good wild speculation and insane assuming though. Gold star for you.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Finally, a car made for Zombies.
      dohc73
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yay! An over-priced equivalent of a VW GTI with an ass that looks like a Subaru Impreza. Fun.
      Highlander
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thar guy is a menace driving!
      Michael S
      • 2 Years Ago
      I didn't see any Hollywood... that was all downtown. The Historic Core, Bunker Hill, 1st Street bridge, and 2nd Street tunnel are standard car ad fare. Nice to see the Arts District there. The whole video reminds me of VW's Night Drive ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U9I7QrpSkk
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