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 |  Mar 06 2012, 11:11 AM

Mercedes-Benz revealed its refreshed 2013 A Class lineup today at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show to an enthusiastic mob of gawkers and dignitaries.

The scene was something you might normally expect around an outrageous car like the Lamborghini Aventador J, but it wasn’t. Instead, the Euro folk were jazzed about Mercedes’ new line of small cars that have yet to make it stateside despite repeated promises by the brand to do so.

Those fortunate enough to live in a part of the world where these baby-Benzes cruise the streets can look forward to choosing between a 1.6- and 1.8-liter gasoline engines ranging from 107 to 154 horsepower and a diesel option.

The new A Class is also 6.3 inches lower than the previous model and is available in an AMG-engineered 250 Sport package.

A Class buyers will also probably appreciate the significant advances in technology integration, including native iPhone support that offers Siri connectivity (Apple’s voice command software).

Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche said while addressing the crowd that the latest integration makes using your iPhone’s features safer while driving by offering use of the device via the car’s controls and a bigger screen.

Safety doesn’t stop there — the car can also have collision prevention and Mercedes’ “pre-safe” system.

While there still isn’t word on the fabled U.S. release, Zetsche said pricing wouldn’t increase on the new model.

Watch our A-Class first look video below.

GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz A Class

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GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz A Class

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  • Roger

    It looks too much like every other car in this class, why??? The “A” class used to be distinctive … not any more it isn’t .. drat !!

  • Not Impressed

    They’ve copied the Audi A3.. this is no A Class.

    (2002 A140 Owner)

  • Pule

    It is a revolution indeed from Mercedes. never disapoints. I love the car. 1 series must watch out. South Africans will love it i’m sure.

  • E Matsepane

    I like its nice,i like mercedes benz with all of my heat

  • Anne

    Very disappointed

    Why must Mercedes imitate the Audi and BMW 1 series?  A lower suspension…I bought my A class for its high suspension.  Now I am forced to buy the B class – no doubt that is what MB had in mind when making the new A class lower by 6.3 inches.  Mercedes used to say it was “manufactured like no other car in the world” and now it is following other German carmakers.  What happened to its innovation and imagination?

  • Johnznyc

    I like it a lot. Unfortunately the smaller hatcbacks aren’t popular in America.  

  • Dossantos02

    Absolutely LOVE the new A class………….Yes yes yes !!!!  Awesome !!!

  • Maureen

    I dont like the lower suspension, I bought my 180 because  of the high suspension,  I agree it looks like the BMW 1 series and the Audi  which I dont like at all…

  • Cuznkillah

    this is a machine guys, from design to performance,i like it,getting one soon

  • Wawe1267

    I see a cls only cutter! nothing like an A3 AT ALL! LURVE…..