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Mercedes-Benz MINI rival rendered

 Mercedes-Benz MINI rival rendered
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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Comments (7)

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 26, 2013 2:41 am
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memexe
I wouldn't put the Mini in the same class with Smart/Fiat 500/Scion IQ
Feb 26, 2013 8:40 pm
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PAA
Looks better than the actual A class
Feb 26, 2013 12:02 am
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///AMG
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 25, 2013 5:55 pm
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peterjames7
How lazy a render
Feb 25, 2013 1:32 pm
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memexe
This is the "a" class...
Feb 25, 2013 1:28 pm
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raduq
Indeed, still an A class, just a little more cramped than the original for which they will charge a lot of money.
Feb 26, 2013 2:19 am
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