Mercedes-Benz says the all-new Concept A Sedan shows 'that the time of creases is over.'

'With its perfect proportions and a sensual treatment of surfaces with reduced lines, it is the next milestone of ‘Sensual Purity’ and has the potential to introduce a new design era,' added Gorden Wagener, chief design officer Daimler AG. Although it’s called the Concept A Sedan, the model doesn’t preview the next-generation A-Class, but rather the styling of a possible new compact premium sedan with the proportions of a dynamic coupe. You could say it sounds a bit like the existing CLA.

Debuting at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan measures 179.9 inches long, 73.6 inches wide and 57.6 inches tall, compared to the CLA’s 182.3-inch long, 80-inch wide and 56.6-inch tall dimensions. So it is a bit smaller than the CLA and would easily slot under the existing C-Class. But more importantly, the concept previews the design direction Mercedes is considering for all its compact models.
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