Mercedes-Benz’s hot-selling entry-level A-Class is range is getting an update.

    It’s set to debut in 2022 at some stage.

    The sedan is the latest member of the updated range to be spied testing, following the updated A-Class hatchback and its sportier AMG A35 counterpart.

    Like the spied hatchback prototypes, this updated A-Class sedan has a restyled front fascia with a tweaked grille and new headlights with a different lighting signature.

    Although it’s not shown on this particular prototype, there are also relocated fog lights.

    The sides of the A-Class sedan appear unchanged, though a new range of alloy wheel designs could feature as part of the updated lineup.

    At the back the changes are minor, limited to the tail lights and bumper.

    We haven’t seen any interior photos of the updated A-Class as of yet, though it’s not expected there’ll be too many changes.

    It’ll likely feature the latest version of Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX infotainment system, while a larger touchscreen is a possibility.

    The current A-Class uses dual 10.25-inch screens for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment system.

    It’s not yet known if there’ll be any mechanical changes.

    Currently, Mercedes-Benz offers a sprawling range of four-cylinder powertrains in the local A-Class range.

    It opens with the front-wheel drive A180, which uses a turbocharged 1.3-litre with 100kW of power and 200Nm of torque.

    The plug-in hybrid A250e pairs a turbo 1.3-litre with an electric motor and 15.6kWh battery pack for total system outputs of 160kW and 450Nm.

    The all-wheel drive A250 packs a 2.0-litre turbo with 165kW and 350Nm, while the AMG A35 bumps those outputs to 225kW and 400Nm.

    Finally, the AMG A45 S uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre that pumps out 310kW and 500Nm, which Mercedes-AMG claims is good for a 0-100km/h sprint of 3.9 seconds.

    To the end of November 2021, Mercedes-Benz sold 3662 A-Class sedan and hatchback models, making it one of Mercedes-Benz’s top-sellers along with the GLE coupe and wagon range (4242 sales) and the GLC coupe and wagon range (3825).

    It’s also the top-selling small luxury car, outselling the BMW 1 Series (2607 sales) and 2 Series Gran Coupe (1964 sales).

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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