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2013 Mercedes A-Class caught completely undisguised [video]

Dutch cycling club OGOTT caught the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class completely undisguised during a cycling tour on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The occassion was a photo shoot most likely for promotional materials to be distributed once the vehicle has its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Thankfully, the cyclist had a GoPro action cam mounted to his handlebars to show us the details.

In the video we can see all of the front end. Looking quite close to the B-Class, the headlamps are infused with LEDs and the grille has a single wing design as previously seen in the A-Class concept. The front bumper is quite aggressive looking, and combined with AMG wheels we're inclined to believe this is an AMG sport package.

Recently, Mercedes released a teaser video promoting a scavenger hunt contest called A-Class QR-Trophy. Certainly, this spy video puts a crimp in the remainder of the vehicle's teaser campaign.

As we have previously reported, the 2012 A-Class will ride on the new MFA platform which also underpins the B-Class. Engine options will likely carryover from its bigger brother, so expect five petrols with outputs ranging from 109 PS (80 kW / 108 hp) to 204 PS (150 kW / 201 hp). There should also be four diesels with 122 PS (90 kW / 120 hp) to 204 PS (150 kW / 201 hp).

 

Source: ogott.nl via autoblog.nl

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Comments (18)

 DenisGV DenisGV
That's not the A-Class, but either the B25 AMG or the B-Class with the AMG package. Look at the headlights and the taillights.
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February 3, 2012 3:05 pm
 adz911 adz911
it's better looking than any A class before it, way better looking than the 1 series BMW, but still I'm not keen on the front end. too bulky....
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February 3, 2012 12:08 pm
 DdW DdW
Certainly looks much better than its predecessor.
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February 3, 2012 10:13 am
 Renyeo Renyeo
I am inclined to believe the so-called spy footages were staged and probably by Mercedes itself. The steady manner which the camera was manipulated to pan onto the moving car means it wasn't done in a haste.
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February 3, 2012 7:15 am
 danteskov danteskov
I was expecting so much more...
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February 2, 2012 7:23 pm
 ifudge ifudge
That's pretty hot. Looks like an AMG sports package with the spoiler and wheels which helps, but in any case an absolutely massive improvement on the previous generations.
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February 2, 2012 5:11 pm
 progressive progressive
Cool car
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February 2, 2012 4:39 pm
 tumbo tumbo
Beautiful!! This, and the upcoming A3 is the ones that I will turn my heads to. Everytime I look at the 1 series, I want to puke.
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February 2, 2012 3:51 pm
 automobile007 automobile007
Wow I love it, much prettier than the new 1 series
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February 2, 2012 3:37 pm
 Dr Alvar Hanso Dr Alvar Hanso
So, what do you have to say in your defense BMW 1?
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February 2, 2012 3:12 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
Hmmm CLS headlights. Doesn't look good in the video but maybe in the offecial pics will look better. I love the song lol
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February 2, 2012 2:20 pm
 il_tifosi il_tifosi
My eyes hurt! It is hideous. What's wrong with every manufacturer lately putting a huge grille on the front that looks like a huge gaping mouth...
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February 2, 2012 2:16 pm
 TareqGhattas TareqGhattas
cool!!! they used that same grille on the concept i love it
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February 2, 2012 2:04 pm
 CDspeed CDspeed
I like it, it's very good looking.
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February 2, 2012 1:59 pm