Mercedes thinks about creating even more compact cars

Mercedes thinks about creating even more compact cars

August 28, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Mercedes-Benz is currently actively working on updating its current model range. While all the attention is focused on the new S-class, however, the Germans have other important projects.

One of them is the compact Mercedes-Benz EQA. This electric hatchback should be available before the end of 2020. In the near future, he will be accompanied by other compact models. This is reported in a new report, which is referred to by the foreign edition of Which Car.

The journalists were able to talk with two prominent figures in Mercedes – the leading engineer for the development of compact cars Axel Heiks and the head of the general testing department of the car Jochen Eck. They hinted that the automaker could introduce more compact cars.

In this “Mercedes” will help the existing architecture. It is thought out to the smallest detail and supports different types of transmissions. So with a flexible MFA platform, the Germans will be able to create new models based on those already released.

At the same time, What Car does not exclude that the German brand may present another compact electric car, which will be the company of the announced EQA. The novelty can try on one of two body types – a sedan or a hatchback. And in terms of its dimensions, it can be similar to the A-Class and CLA.

The creation of new compact models, despite all the mobility and versatility of the MFA, will still require a lot of time and effort from Mercedes engineers. Although the development process will still be simplified.

Earlier, AutoTimesNews said that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will no longer be produced in coupe and convertible bodies. The last year for such machines will be 2021. Officially, the reasons that prompted the company to make such a decision are not named. Experts suggest that it is associated with the need to reduce production costs.