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Next Mercedes-Benz A-Class interior revealed

By Chris Thompson, 28 Nov 2017 News

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Minimalist Benz interior shown ahead of next A-Class reveal

Mercedes has revealed the interior layout and design for its yet-to-debut A-Class.

The next Benz A-Class will have a minimalistic cabin with few ‘lines’ as not to ‘clutter’ what Mercedes hopes its customers will see as an “avant-garde” design.

Much like the ‘Concept A’ revealed by Mercedes-Benz during the Shanghai Motor Show, the interior is quite a departure from the current generation of Mercedes design.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Concept AControls are primarily on the steering wheel, with touch screens taking over from what looks be everything else besides the climate controls.

However, a trackpad and some drive mode controls remain on the centre console.

‘Turbine’ A/C vents are the most prominent features to depart from the dash’s surface, aside from the new flat-screen instrument cluster which has no cowl above it.

Mercedes-Benz head of interior design Hartmut Sinkwitz says the new A-Class cabin is intended to provide the compact segment with a luxury feel it has been lacking.

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-class electronics“The interior of the new A-Class is a major step towards the avant-garde, and unique especially with respect to the open space architecture and the ultra-modern display and control concept,” says Sinkwitz.

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“It lends a new quality to the term "modern luxury" in the compact segment, and is an inner revolution.”

When the new A-Class is revealed in full, we’re expecting to find out everything we’e been wondering about the AMG variants, namely the A45.

2018-Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-dashboard.jpgMercedes-Benz has already said its engine will be good for around 300kW, which rumours suggest could mean a 0-100km/h sprint of around 4 seconds is likely.

In addition, a less powerful AMG A-Class (which is likely to be called either the A32 or A36 according to an Autocar report) will join the new line-up.