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2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed in patent images

Muamer Hodzic May 11, 2011


Just last month, we watch the concept A-Class be unveiled in Shanghai and New York, but now we got first images of what many describe to be the all-new A-Class that will be revealed in Frankfurt this year. The pictures below are part of the patent process that all automakers need to submit, but for some reason, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class patent images were leaked to the media.

As you can see, the patent images resemble the actual Concept A-Class that was shown off last month, but one can clearly see that the concept design was watered-down by a lot. It’s 5-door hatchback, instead of the three on the concept. The head and taillights have also been replaced with more traditional ones found in today’s cars.


source: AutoScoops.be

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Comments (1)

  1. This is not the next A-Class, but a very good photoshop rendition.

    The European Patent Office, which is responsible for registering IP rights across a range of extremely price sensitive industrial secrets simply doesn’t leak information. Mercedes-Benz may well have patented certain component technologies, but not the bodyshell design.

    Secondly, you can see that it is photoshopped because the glasshouse design apes that of the existing C-Class. in fact, it is so similar in shape that it has to be a fake – no Mercedes-Benz designer would copy an existing design feature so shamelessly.

    If you look at the rear 3/4 window, you can see an awkward kink in the line where the photochopper has cut a bit out to make the shape fit the overall proportions of the car.

    Nice try, but no cigar.

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