Mercedes-Benz is showing photos of their new A-Class Concept. I’m all in favour for small, cool, luxury hatchbacks—-but this Mercedes doesn’t look like a Mercedes. It really looks more BMW from the side (all the slashes and body moldings…very Bangle-ish) and quite Audi from the rear (TOO Audi-ish from the rear)….and maybe Volvo-ish from the front? A pretty interesting design that I quite like in many ways—-but a little sloppy and very uncharacteristic for a Mercedes, in my opinion.
and compare the rear end to the Audi A1 Concept from a couple years ago!
agreed. pretty, but lots of C30 in the front and maybe even some Mazda 3 in the back in addition to the A1 bits
good call on the rear. in profile, i was going to say vw scirocco (esp towards the back). and i echo the first commenter on the mazda 3— esp with all the (excessive) nagare-like body lines.
To me, it looks as if the Mazda Studio from 3 years ago did this.
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