Remember the awesome A-Class sedan concept previewed at the Shanghai motor show? Well, it’s going to reach production lines for sure. We know that because we spotted the testing model just a few hours ago. The vehicle should be ready sometime next year, most likely at the very end. The 2019 Mercedes A-Class Sedan will be available worldwide including North America of course. However, the Chinese market will definitely get a long-wheelbase variant only, which sounds really odd when we remember that it’s the compact vehicle.
In any case, the standard seems to have a lot in common with its concept model. However, the manufacturer fixed the only serious issue the concept had. These are roof lines of course. The production model seems to feature much-needed higher roof required for rear passenger headroom. Other parts of the exterior are mostly unchanged. The prototype features the identical hood design and similar grille, as well as the impressive bumper. It’s not quite clear whether Mercedes’ plans to keep headlights unchanged, yet we hope there will be no changes there. Concept’s sensible design continues around back. The manufacturer tries to hide the gorgeous rear bumper and taillights. However, it’s quite clear that they won’t change anything there.
Although the automaker didn’t show concept’s interior, we are pretty sure that we know what’s happening inside. The 2019 Mercedes A-Class Sedan will get the same treatment as its hatchback sibling. There’s going be a dual digital screen setup and three round air vents below.
The outstanding sedan will probably rely on four-cylinder gasoline engines. Mercedes will probably use 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged, which should be coupled to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Some reports suggest that the manufacturer plans to add an all-new 9-speed double-clutch gearbox here, but that’s not going to happen for sure. On the other hand, there is a huge possibility of the AMG-treated A-Class Sedan in the near future that will likely use a more potent, likely V6 engine.