Mercedes-Benz has launched a teaser picture of its upcoming idea automotive for the entry degree into its product vary, which the automaker phrases the Entry Phase.
From what’s seen on this teaser picture the place simply the higher half of the automotive may be seen, this may very well be Mercedes’ newest EQ mannequin for this entry section, given the swooping roofline significantly in direction of the rear, with the form of the quarter home windows previous the rear doorways.
This may very well be the German model’s first step in direction of transitioning from distinct mannequin strains which separate the legacy, combustion-engined core mannequin strains and EV-specific EQ fashions, to combining the 2 to change into one mannequin.
The present W177 A-Class hatchback and V177 A-Class sedan vary facelifts had been unveiled in October final 12 months, and these are based mostly on the newest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz MFA platform for transverse-engined, front-wheel-drive biased fashions.
The producer has since revealed that it’s going to debut the Mercedes-Benz Modular Structure (MMA) in 2024, which is able to help combustion engine powertrains however primarily concentrate on electrical drive. Given the early-stage teaser of this Entry Phase idea, it ought to line up with being the aforementioned MMA-platform mannequin due subsequent 12 months.
The combining of combustion-powered (together with plug-in hybrid variants) fashions with totally electrical fashions underneath one vary has been carried out earlier than, and in reality is how Mercedes-Benz rival BMW has rolled out its newest G70-generation 7 Sequence and G60 5 Sequence ranges, every with the i7 and i5, respectively.
At current, the equal Mercedes-Benz S-Class and E-Class have their EQ model EV counterparts, the EQS and the EQE.
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