By on May 15, 2015

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Render

What will the next Mercedes-Benz A-Class look like? Theophilus Chin gives his take on a coupe version with the render above.

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11 Comments on “While You Were Sleeping: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Coupe, Monteverdi Sierra and More Takata Recalls...”


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    Big Al from Oz

    Mark there are some very interesting links.

    I do like the looks of the Chinese Parade Car, a retro British feel. The V12 seems an overkills for a vehicle that drives around at a walking pace most of it’s life.

    After a quick search this vehicle is based on the Toyota Crown. I don’t know which Crown platform.

    The Beskid is actually quite an innovative vehicle for 1983, especially coming from behind the Iron Curtain. Gutterless roof, modern aerodynamics. I think Audi was the first manufacturer to offer gutterless roofs in the early/mid 80s.

  • avatar
    Noble713

    The Wiki page on the Toyota Crown Majesta mentions FAW built a small number of S200 (2009-2013) platform cars. So either that or the previous (S180) generation.

  • avatar
    Roberto Esponja

    Did Mercedes Benz hire that Bangle guy from BMW? Sure seems that way…

  • avatar
    28-Cars-Later

    Looks like they finally did away with those pesky tires for this new Mercedes.

  • avatar
    heavy handle

    The Monteverdi Sierra thread on BaT really shows how much that site has degenerated. Not one comment shows the slightest bit of knowledge about the car, or cars in general (no more than a quick web search will get you). Just a bunch of old tossers trying to be funny. And failing.

    It seems like only a couple years ago that the majority of comments came from people with actual experience in the listed car. Now the same 5 guys keep repeating the same 5 jokes on every post.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    I would drive the hell out of that Hongqui sedan! And I would remove the little horizontal chrome bars from the back, because they look poor. Otherwise, it’s all good – even the very Asian take on wood panel.

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    NoGoYo

    Didn’t Monteverdi make fancy IH Scouts?

    I wanna see one of those!

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      You triggered a memory for me, and I believe you’re right. I couldn’t find any documentation or images when I searched before.

      “Before International folded, the rather obscure Swiss luxury brand Monteverdi made luxury SUVs based on the Scout – the thinly-disguised Sahara, and more bespoke Safari. These were popular among wealthy Italians who took them skiing in the alps, as well as Saudi oil barons who blasted along open desert. The idea of an upmarket SUV was rather ahead of its time and the International provided a solid base, but the Monteverdis are, of course, another story.”

      http://ranwhenparked.net/2012/07/21/international-harvester-scout-1961-1980/

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