Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Leaked Ahead of Beijing Auto Show

Giancarlo Perlas April 21, 2018

A photo allegedly showing the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan just got leaked online. The car is expected to make its debut next week at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.

According to CarNewsChina, the photo of the A-Class sedan was taken when workers forgot to cover a giant backdrop that they were hanging on the exhibition hall of the venue for the Auto Show. One of the workers wearing a red vest and yellow helmet can be seen at the lower-left part of the image.

Although the spy shot is blurry, the source said that the license plate of the car reads, “A Class L Sport Sedan.” The letter “L” in the plate means the vehicle has an extended wheelbase. It indicates that the unit is a Sport Sedan model as well.

Compared to the Mercedes-Benz Concept A sedan, the one in the leaked image appears with a different front grille, bumper design and lighting system. While the Concept A sedan is more futuristic in its overall appeal, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan to be unveiled in Beijing carries with it the same level of styling found in the car’s hatchback version. Therefore, the vehicle is likely a derivative of the A-Class hatchback only.

The report said the Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Sport Sedan will be made in China under the Beijing-Benz joint venture. The car is geared to compete against the likes of the BMW 1-Series sedan and the Audi A3 sedan. The article claimed that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Sport Sedan will carry a 1.4 turbo and 2.0 turbo engine. The engine will be partnered with a seven-speed DCT.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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