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Plug-in electric A-class is a taste of what's to come

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Can the latest Mercedes A-class's slick conformity outweigh the old model's originality?

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14 September 2010

I seem to remember when Mercedes originally launched the A class they designed it to take alternative drivetrains. They are throwing this away with the new one just when it could prove useful. I guess it is a case of trying to over future proof a design.

14 September 2010

[quote Autocar]Mercedes has finally realised the potential of the A-class's sandwich floor construction.[/quote] It's a pity that they didn't start getting serious about this technology in the A-Class five or six years ago. we might have this on general sale by now. The A-Class structure is ideal for battery or hydrogen power and just at the time that becomes even more desirable and possible, they've decided to replace it with something more conventionall, just another hatch - crazy.


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14 September 2010

Yes but this platform will live on and underpin a new range of cars. The A-Class label will move to a new conventional hatch and this sandwich floor platform will get used as it was originally intended. It just won't be called an A Class.

I always thought the A-Class should have been a Smart in the first place. The ForFour was a great idea but would have been so much better if it was based on this platform rather than that humdrum Mitsu.

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I am not a robot

25 January 2013

Mercedes has now launched its new A Class E Cell. The new car comes with all new features. It has introduced more add ons to the previous Mercedes so as increases its efficiency. It has electric motor mounted on the front of the car. It can be a petrol engine or a diesel engine. Its engine can produce 94 bhp 241 lb ft of torque. And it is quite cheaper than the other models of Mercedes as well all other models of BMW, Audi, and Range Rover. People will definetely go for this type of economy car.

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