-Ever seen the Mercedes A class?
Yeah, this dorky little thing.
Well, forget that and check this.
The new A class concept.
It just went from being about as sexy as an elevator to being a pulse elevator.
Lots of tasty sculpting around it's sort of mini shooting brake body style, but none of it so outrageous that you can't squint and see a production car here.
Well, except for this highly unlikely interior with all its LED-illuminated pods and such.
Those vent nozzles turn red when heating and blue when cooling.
And of course, Mercedes is envisioning streaming radio, Facebook, and Twitter through a docked smartphone, which are pretty much becoming must-have technologies right now.
Under a hood, they see a turbo direct-injected 2-L four that will put 210 horsepower into a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual to the front wheels.
Also available, things like radar-adaptive cruise, lots of luxury.
This is likely a real answer to BMW's 1 series and Audi's 3 in a world where small and premium no longer seem like odd bedfellows.