Mercedes Concept A-Class

If the next A-class looks like this, then BMW, Audi and Lexus have a lot to worry about.  The small premium car market is a popular one and is a key tool in introducing new drivers to the brand.

Concept A-Class is full of aggressive lines that suggest a more subtle nature at heart and inspired by aviation, promotes a very kinetic flow to the body.  The grille has an explosive effect from its signature star centerpiece, reflected in the small dotted detailing within the wheels.  The lights also feature a 'starry sky' effect within and the daytime running lights are shaped in a winged fashion carrying the theme of flight.

Powering this beautiful concept is a new 2.0litre BlueEFFICIENCY engine which twinned with the dual-clutch transmission kicks out 210hp.  Quick, compact and classy.

Inside hosts a first for the compact sector, a radar based collision system that acts to prevent you from having an accident, with features like Brake Assist and visual and acoustic warnings.  Other technology includes integrated smartphone and a 'COMMAND Online' system, all surrounded by magenta lit dials and cream suede lining.

Mercedes-Benz are back in the game when talking about the design of cars today, and it shows.