The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is about to come in for a round of updates, as evidenced by models found on numerous events throughout the past year.
The existing A-Class gothere in 2018 as a 2019 design. We oughtto see the upgraded variation presented in 2022 mostlikely as a 2023 design.
The models are just gently camouflaged, which makes sense for an upgrade. There looks to be modified fascias at both ends, plus a modified front grille with a brand-new mesh pattern. It likewise looks like the center of the grille, where the Mercedes logodesign would generally sit, will home a sensingunit for the electronic driver-assist systems. It’s possible the sensingunit will be incorporated with the logodesign in the upgraded A-Class.
2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback facelift spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
It isn’t clear at this phase what powertrain modifications are prepared. It’s possible a plug-in hybrid powertrain is lastly used in the U.S. with this upgrade. One hasactually been offered in other markets consideringthat 2019. The powertrain is madeup of a 1.3-liter inline-4 and an electrical motor-generator incorporated with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. System output is 217 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, and the exhaust vents from below the vehicle.
The A-Class is presently provided solely with 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4s in the U.S. The base variation has a modest 188 hp however you can get an A35 from AMG, which loads 302 hp. The A-Class hatchback likewise comes in A45 and A45 S grades in most markets, providing 382 and 416 hp, respectively. An updated variation of the A45 hatchback is likewise out screening. With any luck, the sedan body design will likewise get the A45 treatment with this upgrade.
Don’t appearance for a battery-electric A-Class. Mercedes had prepared to launch an electrical A-Class at one point however chose to focus on crossover body designs rather, thus the factor it has simply released the GLA-Class-based EQA and GLB-Class-based EQB.
Stay tuned for updates as advancement advances.