We already know that Mercedes-Benz is working on the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class inspired by the Concept A-Class Study revealed back in April at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, but what we didn’t know is that a convertible version of the A-Class is also in its way. Following three and five-door versions, the new A-Class Cabriolet will take on cars such as the Vw Golf Cabrio, the Bmw 1-Series Convertible but also on the Audi A3 Cabriolet.
As you may know already, Mercedes-Benz aims to achieve its long-term goal of becoming the number one premium manufacturer in terms of sales.
During a presentation at the launch of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche announced that five new compact cars are on their way within the next five years.
These cars are: the B-Class, A-Class hatchback, a small SUV which will take on the Bmw X1, a baby CLS four-door coupe dubbed CLC and… the A-Class Cabriolet.
The convertible seems to be the missing fifth link. According to our sources, the A-Class convertible will receive a fabric roof, so don’t expect to see a smaller SLK.
It appears that costs are the main reason to use a fabric roof, but the fact that it is lighter is also very important. Still, we don’t know if the cabriolet will receive an AMG version, but that would be very interesting!