The journalists got a very unusual Mercedes-Benz A-ClassOctober 15, 2018
The absence of exhaust pipes indicates that under all this camouflage is a completely electric power plant. Most likely, this is nothing more than a prototype of a fully electric EQA, the concept of which was shown last year.
In this disguised car, whose “spy” photos appeared at the disposal of our editorial office just a couple of hours ago, there are all the features of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback. At first, we even wanted to call this prototype nothing more than a high-performance performance from the Mercedes-AMG sports division.
There is only one small but – the new generation of the 5-door hatchback A-Class is already presented, so there is clearly something wrong with this model with camouflage!
It is noteworthy that in some places, the seen prototype wears a fairly dense camouflage – in particular, on the front panel. But the most important difference and the actual answer to the question, what is before us, is in the back of the car.
We want to draw your attention to the fact that the prototype does not just not emit the characteristic “clouds of smoke”, it has no pipes at all, from where this smoke can go! And this can only mean one thing – in front of us is nothing more than the all-electric model of the German automaker. It is noteworthy that foreign journalists told us that the car was “completely quiet” and did not emit any built sounds, except from the wheels. Does this mean that Mercedes plans to electrify the current A-Class family? Not necessary.
We know that the German automaker has quite ambitious plans, according to which by 2025 there will be 10 all-electric cars. All of them will be representatives of the new eco-friendly line EQ. The first model was the crossover EQC, which was officially shown a few days ago. We also know that Mercedes is building the flagship electrosedan EQS.
Taking into account all the above, of course, it is reasonable to assume that the management of the German brand may decide to electrify the A-Class family. Maybe foreign journalists captured a test mule for the EQA model. A conceptual version of the model was presented to us last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show (Germany).