The upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift was recently spotted undergoing performance testing at the Nurburgring, in Germany.
The test mule sported sparse camouflage on the front bumpers, hinting at the sections which are going to be affected by the facelift. Besides these changes to the exterior, we can also expect some revision for the car’s interior. Mechanically, we can expect the facelift to be similar to the current car, except for some revisions to the engines. The powertrain options for the current A-Class include a 1.6-litre petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel engine, and we expect these engines to be tuned to improve their efficiency and emission numbers. All the variants come with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The new A-Class is expected to be unveiled during the Frankfurt Motor Show, in September. Despite being a hatchback, the A-Class rivals the other entry-level premium cars across different segments, like the BMW 1 Series, Audi A3, Mini Countryman and the Volvo V40.