Mercedes will show a more sporty and aggressively styled A-Class concept at the New York International Auto Show later this month. The carmaker says it used wind, waves, and aviation engineering as the design inspiration for what will likely be the next generation A-Class.
Under the hood is more power than you'd normally find in a compact car. Mercedes outfitted the A-Class concept with a 210-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The BlueEfficiency engine is paired with the carmaker's new dual-clutch transmission.
Mercedes expresses the aeronautical theme more strongly in the interior. Ambient lighting illuminates the instrument cluster to give it the look of an afterburner, and the dashboard vents are also aircraft-inspired. Prominently featured in the vehicle is an integrated tablet or smartphone.