Mercedes-Benz unveiled the A-Class L sedan on the on the Beijing Auto Present this week, giving us the primary actual take a look at the physique fashion that may ultimately make it to North America. In fact, regardless of the U.S. and Canada having a inhabitants that’s three inches taller, on common, Mercedes will in all probability hold the lengthy wheelbase model within the East. However that has to do extra with the Chinese language appreciation for imported luxurious than an indispensable want for legroom.
It’s a luxurious that’s typically obscure.
Mercedes-Maybach lately showcased a 3-field SUV idea we couldn’t fairly wrap our heads round, and is now launching into a brand new aesthetic meant to attraction to Chinese language clients that we’re additionally having problem coming to phrases with. Nevertheless, let’s save that visible practice wreck for an additional publish, and work out how a lot the Chinese language A-Class L sedan has in widespread with the mannequin destined for North America.
By and enormous, that is the car we shall be getting. Low-high quality pictures of the standard sedan have been leaked on Tuesday, and have proven it to be equivalent in each respect however one. The lengthy-wheelbase model stretches a further 2.four inches over the hatchback that premiered in Europe and… that’s about it. Engine choices are roughly the identical, albeit a bit down on energy.
Europe’s A-Class comes with a one hundred sixty horsepower 1.four-liter turbo 4 or a 221 horsepower 2.zero-liter turbo, each of which might make it to America. However China’s L Sedan comes with a “1.33-liter” turbo with 134 ponies as standard. An upgraded 161-horsepower model may also be obtainable. Ultimately, Mercedes says it is going to supply a 2.zero-liter unit with 188 hp, as properly. Energy is routed by means of a seven-velocity twin clutch transmission, no matter engine selection. Trims embrace the standard lengthy-wheelbase sedan in addition to a Sport Sedan variant, with the latter that includes powerdomes on the hood.
The interior is equivalent to what we’ve seen already and the identical may be stated for the exterior from the A-pillar ahead. Nonetheless, the remainder of the car makes an attempt to take care of a number of the hatch’s swept-again styling by holding the trunk lid angled in a downward course. The general fashion of the rear bumper can also be very comparable, nevertheless, the sedan’s taillights are of a singular design.
Anticipate numerous the identical in your market, however with bigger wheel choices and beefier engines. To date, Mercedes says it can restrict the 2019 A-Class L Sedan to China. We don’t envision that altering anytime quickly.
[Images: Daimler AG]
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