Mercedes A Class L 2018 Saloon Reviewed
The most recent member of the Mercedes A-class family has arrived : the all-new A-class L Saloon. It is specifically designed to the Chinese marketplace, but Mercedes says an A saloon will be customize to the requirements of consumers outside China and it will be launch later this year (2018)..
The Mercedes A-class L saloon is identical to the hatch from the b-pillar forwards. This usually means exactly the same headlights and grille dominate the face. It does have a new bonnet, fine casing, two longitudinal lumps, unlike the ones found on different AMG versions, and the preceding CLA. The back bodywork stays entirely conventional, with a conventional shape compared to the CLA. It has been done to maintain rear head and leg room (crucial factors in the Chinese marketplace) in addition to generate an extra layer of differentiation between it and the CLA.
Inside, the Mercedes A-class saloon shares exactly the same interior as the hatch, packed with new technology and design. Central to this is the A-class’s brand new MBUX infotainment system, based around a bank of two displays that form the system’s user interface.
Underneath the skin, the Mercedes A-class L rides on the front-wheel drive chassis, but with an extra 60mm of wheelbase compared to the hatch. We expect the European saloon will keep the shorter wheelbase from the hatch so as not to encroach on C-class and the CLA in terms of interior accommodation. The engine range is likely to copy the hatch, which mean a combination of four-cylinder petrol and diesel. Dual-clutch gearbox, and all wheel-drive will be available on higher powered models. The incoming Mercedes A35 and A45 performance models are expected to be available in foor-doors saloon appearance too.