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    • Mercedes intent on competing with BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3? A-Class AMG coming

      BenzInsider is reporting that Mercedes has announced through its AMG division it intends to build a rival to the Audi RS3 and BMW 1M Coupe based on the A-Class. We have not seen an announcement from Mercedes confirming this so take it as a rumor for now. However, what is presented is quite interesting with a 320 hp A-Class AMG hatchback to go toe to toe. We say bring it on, and if it looks as good as the rendering and performs as well as the competition it will be a hit.





      This article was originally published in forum thread: Mercedes intent on competing with BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3? A-Class AMG coming started by Sticky View original post
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      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        What a hideous looking car!
        Looks like a Scirocco with a Merc nose.
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        I wonder why it took them over 14 years to finally decide to bring the A class over here. 320HP sounds very promising.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Attachment 4130
        Tell me that looks way different...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        What a hideous looking car!
        Looks like a Scirocco with a Merc nose.
        It is just a rendering, who knows what it will really look like.

        Here is another:

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      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        And that looks alot like a 1 series 3 door with a Merc nose.
        Not much better.
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        Lorinser had kits for the first one back in '96
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
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        2010 Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept

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      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        I don't know who makes up these renderings, but they have no imagination what soever.
        The first looks alot like an Opel Astra
        Attachment 4154
        And the second one is a spitting image of a Ford Mondeo, both with a Merc nose
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      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        I don't know who makes up these renderings, but they have no imagination what soever.
        The second one is actually not a rendering it is the concept design study for the A Class.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Attachment 4130
        Tell me that looks way different...
        VW needs to sell the Scirocco in the US. That thing is badass!
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        The second one is actually not a rendering it is the concept design study for the A Class.
        You mean as a serious replacement of this:
        Attachment 4157
        Does not look in the same class at all.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        VW needs to sell the Scirocco in the US. That thing is badass!
        I didn't know VAG does not ship the Scirocco to the US.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        You mean as a serious replacement of this:
        Attachment 4157
        Does not look in the same class at all.
        Well the A class wont be what it was before. The new car is aimed at the 1 series and the A3.

        The New Mercedes City Car is going to take the place of the old A class in that market.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        Well the A class wont be what it was before. The new car is aimed at the 1 series and the A3.

        The New Mercedes City Car is going to take the place of the old A class in that market.
        Bottom 2 pictures of what you posted look too big for that(the silver ones).
        They are more like a Mondeo size car...
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Bottom 2 pictures of what you posted look too big for that(the silver ones).
        They are more like a Mondeo size car...
        Well they look like that to you because you are trying to compare every picture posted here to other cars.

        It isn't a Mondeo size car
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        I always like some reference if I see new cars...
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      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        I always like some reference if I see new cars...
        That's just me Click here to enlarge
        I dont think Mercedes designers have any other car in mind when designing a concept study.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        I didn't know VAG does not ship the Scirocco to the US.
        I don't know why they do not, the Scirocco is a great design.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        I am definately interested in a small class Mercedes. I would own one if it came out in a year or two. Turbo merc in small chassis, I'd hit it!