Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

Concept Cars 26 Apr 2017
Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

At the Shanghai Motor Show Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Concept A Sedan, a design study that previews the upcoming compact model and the brand’s new design direction.


Measuring 4.57 meters in length, 1.87 meters in width and 1.46 meters in height, the Concept A Sedan showcases a dynamic, three-box body style characterized by short overhangs and a slim greenhouse offset towards the rear.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

The surface treatment demonstrates the principles introduced with the recent Aesthetics A Sculpture, and compared to the current line-up adopts cleaner shapes while maintaining the sculptural look.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

The muscular wheel arch design featuring a reduced arch dimension emphasizes the 20-inch wheels – their size underlines the car’s dynamism, but also reveals the relatively compact dimensions.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

The light alloy wheels feature a technical/sporty look that features a structured surface between the spokes. The door handles of the show car are flush with the body, while the outside mirrors, are positioned on the Concept A Sedan’s beltlines.

The front end expresses self-confidence through the deep Panamericana grille tilted towards the front, featuring vertical chrome inserts and a star in the center, as well as the stretched hood with powerdomes. The large, lower air inlet features a diamond grid structure and a striking trim strip in dark chrome.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan at the 2017 Shanghai Show

The unique headlamps adopts a grid structure that represents a counterpole to the exterior (“stimulating contrast” is one of the six guiding principles of Mercedes-Benz design).

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan Headlight

The grid structure in the lamps has been coated with a UV paint and it is exposed to ultraviolet light. As a result, the headlamps “glow” in different colors, depending on the light medium – the daytime running lamps, for instance, are white.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan Tail light

This unique lighting technology is also used at the rear: the taillamps have been designed as structural sculptures.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan at the 2017 Shanghai Show

In line with the evolved design philosophy, the lines and gaps at the rear have been reduced. As a contrast to the paintwork, the rear bumper features a diffuser-look lower part trimmed in black with a chrome strip that emphasizes the car’s width, while the integrated exhaust deflectors are finished in dark chrome.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan at the 2017 Shanghai Show

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

(Source: Mercedes-Benz)

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