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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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 |  Mar 02 2012, 11:31 AM

The new Mercedes-Benz A Class is set to be officially uncovered at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next week. Nevertheless, another photo has floated its way into our midst, this time from a Hungarian automotive website. 

The back end on this A Class seems to be modified from what we would expect to see on a regular Mercedes-Benz. The tip off comes from the large-looks wheels, and the added bumper air vents. The styling in this photo looks to be the same as the A-Class styling we saw in the first unofficial A-Class shots, and may be the AMG variant, or just an aero package outfitted at the factory.

We can’t be sure if this is the AMG, but the news will be out soon enough when Mercedes shows us its new A-Class next week. Then again, considering current trends, the suspected AMG is missing the quad exhaust tips that most current AMGs have.

Interior shots of the A-Class were released by Mercedes as well, and show off the new infotainment setup and interior design.

Stay tuned to AutoGuide for live coverage from the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

[Source: Automobil]