Mercedes-Benz MINI rival rendered

Mercedes-Benz MINI rival speculative render
Mercedes-Benz MINI rival speculative render / TheophilusChin.com

Slotted below A-Class

Car designer Theophilus Chin is envisioning a new Mercedes-Benz model slotted below the A-Class.

Some reports say Mercedes-Benz is working on a new model which will be positioned below the current A-Class as a competitor for the next generation of the MINI which will be out later this year in addition to the Audi A1, Citroën DS3, Fiat 500. Looking a lot like a baby A-Class, the render shows a car featuring a shorter wheelbase and a five-door hatchback configuration.

Such a model could see the light of day taking into account Mercedes-Benz has already confirmed 13 all-new models by 2020 for the U.S. market. The German company plans a total of 30 new cars based on these 13 all-new models. One of them could be a MINI competitor.

Visit the source link below to see an additional photo with the back of the car.

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FastLane FastLane
Mercedes will not go any lower than the A-Class, never going to happen. Mercedes already has something in the same level as the Mini and that's the Smart car brand.
Feb 26th, 2013 9:41am
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memexe memexe
I wouldn't put the Mini in the same class with Smart/Fiat 500/Scion IQ
Feb 27th, 2013 3:40am
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Looks better than the actual A class
Feb 26th, 2013 7:02am
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i thin i remember that Dieter Zetche said that they will not make any a1, mini competitiro because of the car will dont make any profit. if im not wrong
Feb 26th, 2013 12:55am
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peterjames7 peterjames7
How lazy a render
Feb 25th, 2013 8:32pm
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memexe memexe
This is the "a" class...
Feb 25th, 2013 8:28pm
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raduq raduq
Indeed, still an A class, just a little more cramped than the original for which they will charge a lot of money.
Feb 26th, 2013 9:19am
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