Upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-class Sedan Is All About That Base

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If you are waiting to buy a more affordable Mercedes-Benz your wait is nearly over, Mercedes will bring an entry-level A-Class sedan to the U.S.in 2018.

Previewed by an absolutely stunning concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March, we're more than thrilled to see this potential Audi RS 7 and Porsche Panamera competitor see the light of day.

According to a recent report by Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz brass confirmed the sedan's arrival to dealers in Miami, Florida this month.

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"It's a very nice-looking vehicle", Ken Schnitzer, chairman of the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Board and owner of four Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Texas, told Automotive News.

"But the CLA already is an A-class sedan", you might protest.

The US version could start at around $ 30,000, or about $ 27,000, while the current CLA is priced from $ 32,700 (around $ 29,223) across the Atlantic.

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When the Mercedes-Benz CLA-class made its debut, marketers made hay with its sub-$30,000 base price. As for the looks, the Concept A Sedan - unveiled earlier this year in Shanghai - ought to provide a fairly clear indication of what to expect. That architecture underpins Mercedes' other small fwd vehicles, including the CLA and the GLA crossover. Mercedes-Benz has yet to confirm what the AMG GT sedan will be called.

Two body styles are planned, a five-door hatchback and a traditional four-door sedan. It will slot below the CLA-Class sedan, which carries "coupe-like" styling and is now the smallest Mercedes on sale in the US.

"Mercedes-Benz has been successful increasing overall sales through model line expansion, and this will be another effort in that direction", Brinley said.

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