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Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift – first spy pictures and details
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift – first spy pictures and details

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These are the first spy pictures of the Mercedes-Benz A-class facelift, caught testing ahead of its expected unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

The A-Class is only three years old, but the upcoming upgrade became a necessity following the introduction of the recently refreshed BMW 1-Series and the hugely popular Audi A3.

Characterized by discretion, the cosmetic changes will largely target the overall shape of the front grille and the headlights, set to receive brand-new full-LED technology. The tail-lights and bumpers will also get fresh looks.

Inside, the revised Mercedes-Benz A-Class will get a bigger 8-inch tablet-style display and more decor and trim choices. Keyless entry and start will become standard across the range.

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The engine range will likely remain unchanged. The model designations will be different though, as part of the new Mercedes-Benz naming strategy. Diesel engines, now labeled as “CDI”, will be set apart by the letter “d”, placed at the end of the model name. As a result, the top-spec model will become the A 220 d 4Matic instead of the A220 CDI 4Matic and so on.

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG also gets new design and power boost. Total power should eclipse today’s record-setting rating of 360 HP and reach 380 HP in Mercedes’ quest to topple the arch-rivaling Audi RS3 and its 367 HP arsenal. The 2.0-litre capacity remains untouched, though, as Mercedes-AMG engineers will rely exclusively on altering turbo-pressure and admission settings in order to upgrade the already potent four-cylinder engine.

The revised Mercedes A-Class is expected to arrive in showrooms in ‘late autumn’, which suggests series production will begin by September this year.

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