Many people say that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept is a car that came from another planet. Imagine, this car has a design that represents the dynamics of concentrated. By highlighting the technical issues such as the turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine is new, dual clutch transmission and radar systems based collision warning and adaptive Brake Assist. In this car also has a long hood, low silhouette and an area designed slim window. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class dynamism concentration suggested by the appearance of a sporty car like that gives a certain depth to the interaction between lines and surfaces. The wind and the waves, as well as aviation engineering, were the resource persons the sources of inspiration for its designers.
But it is not only visually, but also the technology that Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept is launching a new era in the compact class Mercedes-Benz. This front-drive model is powered by a gasoline engine with four cylinders of the new M270 series. It is designed for mounting cross, and with direct injection and turbocharger technology to offer a high potential for performance with minimal emissions and fuel consumption. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept is equipped with two variants of the new liter engine developing 155 kW (210 hp). This unit of BlueEFFICIENCY is combined with the new Mercedes-Benz transmission with double clutch.
In a world first in the compact segment, the concept car is equipped with a radar-based collision warning system with Brake Assist Adaptive, reducing the risk of collisions decreases. Such assistance Collision Prevention Assist System, provides a visual and audible warning of potentially inattentive driver, Brake Assist and prepare for absolute precision braking. This is when the driver operates the brake pedal has started strongly.
The exterior design of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept features the combination of defined edges and free interplay with the body surfaces the Mercedes-Benz first showed in the F800 Style. The side view is structured by three prominent lines: the front structural edge above the front wing forms a dropping line, while the prominent shoulder muscle above the rear axle underlines the car’s coupé-like character. A further line extends upwards from the rear wheel arch in a sweeping curve.
The front end of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept is a real eye-catcher. The brand logo appears to be surrounded by a starry sky. Where there are usually apertures or louvres, the radiator grille consists of numerous metallic silver “dots” on black stems. This theme is reflected in the design of the wheels. A very special effect is created by the lights of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept, as the innovative full-LED high-performance headlamps repeat the starry sky motif with numerous lighting points. The daytime running lamps consist of 90 optical fibres with aluminium sleeves, and they are arranged in a wing-shape within the headlamp.
In the interior of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept the eye is immediately drawn to the dashboard, which has the shape of an aircraft wing and a translucent, stretchable textile lining. The enables the bionic, cellular structure of the component to remain visible.
The shape of the air vents in the dashboard is reminiscent of a jet aircraft engine. The prominent displays in the instrument cluster are in red. Their appearance is inspired by the afterburner of a jet engine. The central control unit is designed as a modern flight panel, with the shift lever taking the form of a “reverse thrust control”.
A smartphone is fully integrated into the operating concept of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept. All the applications, services and features of a digital lifestyle can therefore be operated via COMAND Online. The visual presentation of the display screen elements is unique and revolutionary. Dynamically varied glass elements are illuminated by magenta-coloured light to form three-dimensionally arranged navigation levels.