Report: Is Mercedes-Benz planning an Audi TT competitor?

AutoBild in Germany reports Mercedes-Benz might be interested in working on an Audi TT competitor in the near future.

As usual, details are very limited with this rumor, but speculation suggests it could be built using the next-generation A-Class platform.

Mercedes never really had a direct competitor to the Audi TT, so this would sort of be a new venture for the automaker. Yes, you could argue the Mercedes-Benz SLK is a competitor to the Audi TT by way of similar price points and similar constructions. But let’s point out the obvious: the Audi TT is front-wheel drive based with the choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, while the SLK is strictly rear-wheel drive.

Considering this new TT competitor is speculated to be built on Benz’s new A-Class platform, which is a front-wheel drive platform, this new Benz model wouldn’t be an SLK replacement because of this.

Should everything go as planned, the new model could be introduced by 2019.

Source: AutoBild

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