2012 Geneva Motor Show: 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

We don’t know about you folks, but we think that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class doesn’t radiance what the compact hatchback should be. It is kind of weird, but try to compare it with the prototype where the three-pointed German automaker deployed it for test drive. This the 3rd generation of the A-Class which got its proper and official unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is constructed from the same MFA modular front architecture of the B-Class. The 1,780mm wheelbase is offering you good performance from the short overhangs and sporty design. You see, we knew it that there is something special about this compact German hatchback and it is the sportiness. As if this is not sporty enough for you, the powerful version of the 2012 A-Class is currently undergoing development on the AMG division where the total power output sets at 211 horsepower.

2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class interior and engine

The engine which powers up the 2012 A-Class hatchback according to autoevolution.com is the 1.6L turbo which provides you with 122 horsepower as the total power output for the A180. Need more power? There is another total power output for you and that is the 156 horsepower and if you look for the range topper, the A250 with more aggressive bodywork surely suits your sporty style. These are the petrol or the gasoline lines, are you ready for the diesel powerplant choices?

For the diesel, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is powered by the 1.8L CDI for the A180 with total power output is 109 horsepower and if you buy the A200 compact hatchback with CDI engine, you can get 136 horsepower. The most powerful diesel engine holds by the A220 with the 2.2L CDI with power output at 170 horsepower. The entertainment system for this compact German hatchback is what Mercedes refers to “iPod on wheels” where they infuse the integration of cool infotainment system on the dashboard.

2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class rear view

The main design for the interior of the 2012 A-Class hatchback is derived directly from the B-Class but the A-Class model has the more luxury premium feeling. If you go for the optional AMG package, you can get a new grille mesh, a full body kit, and larger wheels. For the interior, the AMG version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class caries carbon fiber for the dashboard and sporty seats which are the same with the ones on the SLK roadster.

Dual Tone Colors for Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron Matte Black and Purple

What is the first thing crosses your mind if you think about the Bugatti Veyron supercar? Mighty supercar that blast off less than 5 seconds? Can you imagine Veyron dresses in matte black and purple combination? Dressing supercar in unique color tone seems to be trending right now as we reported a Bentley that got ASI body work, and now… Bugatti Veyron dresses in matte black and purple. Interesting, isn’t it?

Thanks to YouTube user under the name of F14BigAl, our imagination over dual tone colors for supercar will never come true. Where exactly the video did was taken? Well, judge by the background, it was in hotel in London, if we are not mistaken.

The video was less than one minute, but enough to see living proof of dual tone of Bugatti Veyron supercar in matte black and purple. Just want to remind you that the mighty supercar is powered by 8.0L W16 engine with the power output reaches 1,001 horsepower and 922 lb-ft of torque. To complete the performance, the Veyron equips with 7-speed automated manual gearbox which has similar design with Volkswagen’s DSG transmission.

The all-wheel drive system on the Bugatti Veyron is able to reach 0 to 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds – told you it would be blast off less than 5 seconds, right? – and a quarter-mile time in the low 10 seconds range. So, what do you think about the matte black and purple Bugatti Veyron? Will it be able to sprint under 5 seconds?

Mercedes-Benz will introduce the latest A-Class concept at the Auto Shanghai 2011

Mercedes-Benz seems to not want to miss from its competitors in developing their new cars. In fact, they planned to introduce a concept car that represents the next generation A-Class, Mercedes-Benz A-Class M270. This concept car is planned to be shown at the Auto Shanghai 2011 this month. Then, what is interesting from Mercedes-Benz A-Class M270?

Like its predecessor, this concept car will still use the FWD (Front Wheel Drive) technology, but this time they wear the newest transverse engine. The engine will be capable of producing 210 hp. The latest Mercedes-Benz A-Class M 270 engine is a replacement of engine installed in previous versions. This car uses a dual clutch transmission to make you more comfortable when driving.

What is interesting from Mercedes-Benz A-Class M 270 is this concept car has a system that could help driver called the Collision Prevention Assist. This system will provide visual and audio warning if there is another car that crashed into your car. In addition, Mercedes-Benz A-Class M270 also features the Brake Assist system, which can give you a feeling of safety when driving.

Wow, it is interesting to wait what kind of this concept car when it launched. It is time for you to prepare your passport and visa, order a flight to Shanghai, and be witness to the introduction of Mercedes-Benz A-Class M270. We will wait for you there, so long.