The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Concept A Saloon, disclosed at the Shanghai motor show, previews the catchy design of a brand new entry-level saloon. Evidently, a production version is supposed to reach Great Britain by the end of 2018, and it’s going to be a part of the German company’s eight-model compact vehicle line-up.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Concept A Saloon has been specially designed to take on the counterparts Audi A3 saloon as well as upcoming BMW 1 Series saloon. As for the latter, it’s currently produced and sold only in China, though BMW officials tell that it will be probably offered worldwide when the third-generation 1 Series arises in 2019.
Just as with the vehicles offered by its top notch brand counterparts, the new Mercedes saloon is expected to give customers the choice of an array of four-cylinder petrol as well as diesel motors, such as a 400bhp-plus turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine in a range-topping A45 4Matic version.
Some insiders suggest that in 2019 this vehicle is going to be added to the Mercedes-AMG line-up as a primary competitor to the newly-introduced Audi RS3 saloon.