2011 New York: Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class is a sexy hatchback

  • Key Competitors: BMW 1-Series, Audi A3.
  • Power: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged, direct-injected engine – 210-hp / 229 lb-ft.
  • Transmission: dual-clutch transmission (gears not specified).
  • Will it be built: Yes.

The new Mercedes-Benz Concept A, in our opinion, is the most attractive concept to debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The production model will arrive sometime next year and will compete with the likes of the BMW 1-Series and the Audi A3.

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The next-generation A-Class platform will underpin a number of variants including a hatch (like this), a sedan, a baby crossover as well as a high-performance AMG model that should push more than 300-hp. Of course, we’re looking forward to the AMG version since small cars with a lot of horsepower are usually never disappointing. Just imagine this going head-to-head with the BMW 1-Series M Coupe.

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– By: Omar Rana