: So Katshot and I saw a Mercedes A-Class in the US



Blackout
10-23-05, 07:07 PM
Katshot and I went to go see Doom on saturday and we pulled up next to this weird black Benz that I've never seen before. It had the Benz crest on the back but no model designation on it. But here's a pic I took with my cell phone. Sorry if its not the best quality

http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/2046/aclass1wv.th.jpg (http://img430.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aclass1wv.jpg)

mccombie_5
10-23-05, 07:09 PM
Katshot and I went to go see Doom on saturday and we pulled up next to this weird black Benz that I've never seen before. It had the Benz crest on the back but no model designation on it. But here's a pic I took with my cell phone. Sorry if its not the best quality
http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/2046/aclass1wv.th.jpg (http://img430.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aclass1wv.jpg)

Yeah definately an A Class, thats the previous generation though

Theres more of them here in the UK

urbanski
10-23-05, 07:39 PM
i remember katshot....what's he up to

Ralph
10-24-05, 01:22 AM
Could be a gray import, not officially imported by the U.S. distributor.

davesdeville
10-24-05, 04:11 AM
Umm... I'm glad they don't sell those here. That would probably really hurt the brand image of MB. It almost looks like a rebadged Smart or a rear ended Aveo.

Good for euro markets, not for here. Weird to see one here.

Ralph
10-24-05, 05:51 AM
Umm... I'm glad they don't sell those here. That would probably really hurt the brand image of MB. It almost looks like a rebadged Smart or a rear ended Aveo.

Good for euro markets, not for here. Weird to see one here.

Unless the price of gas continues to rise over here.

davesdeville
10-24-05, 06:12 AM
It will have to hit $6-8/gal before many Americans buy cars that size. By the time gas hits that we *should* be running some sort of alternative energy. I'll just replace all the rubber in my fuel system with vitron and run my ETC off E85.

mccombie_5
10-24-05, 08:05 AM
It will have to hit $6-8/gal before many Americans buy cars that size. By the time gas hits that we *should* be running some sort of alternative energy. I'll just replace all the rubber in my fuel system with vitron and run my ETC off E85.

Yeah, thast the reason people drive them in the UK. $8.80 a gallon here.........

I dont really like them, and there were fears over the cars stability that killed it before it was born, not too many of them here, but there are some about.

They drove the car through a slalom, and the results were disasterous.

The website is mostlyl in German, but this is the photograph that put buyers off getting this car :)

http://www.internetix.fi/opinnot/opintojaksot/0viestinta/informaatiotutkimus/po4/Image10.gif


A Mercedes A-Class car bounces dangerously during a slalom test carried out by the German car magazine "Autobild" in Lemwerder near Bremen, northern Germany, 27 October. An example of the "Baby Benz" already rolled over while executing a tight bend during technical tests in Sweden earlier this month. Mercedes Bernz said 29 October in a press conference that it would put a new steering mechanism and new tires on its A-Class car following these reported failures in crucial security tests.

http://www.internetix.fi/opinnot/opintojaksot/0viestinta/informaatiotutkimus/po4/l14.htm