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Mercedes-Benz A-Class - Click above for high-res image gallery

Click above for high-res gallery of the Mercedes-Benz SLA Concept

Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 A class

Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 A class

Big Merc gender-bending is coming to the small Benzes when the platform underneath the A- and B-Class vehicles is released for consumption. Amongst the van-like MPVs will come a "four door coupe" that Autozeitung predicts will be called the CLA. Picture a shrunken CLS and you get the idea, and that's what Autozeitung's digital artist went with when fashioning a rendering. The "sandwich structure" of the current A/B-Class Benzes allows crash safety with a short nose, as well as passenger cabin be

Automotive News is reporting that Mercedes-Benz is going to drop their smallest model, the A-Class. The A-Class had a rather ignominious entry into the world in 1997 when an early production model was tested by some Swedish journalists in a common test there known as the "Moose Test". Essentially it is just a double lane change obstacle avoidance maneuver. Unfortunately for Mercedes, the A-Class failed miserably, rolling over.