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Mercedes-Benz A-Class spied in video

The production version of the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been captured completely undisguised on video by a team of Dutch cyclists.
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The video gives us a clear look at the A-Class’s front-end styling and the detailed character lines of the side panels.

Mercedes-Benz’s first conventionally styled hatchback will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Geneva motor show in March, before it goes on sale in Australia early next year.

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The vehicle was spotted on the Canary Islands, seemingly as part of a photo shoot ahead of its launch.

The A-Class shares its MFA platform and key styling features with the new B-Class, which arrives in Australian showrooms in April.

The new premium hatch sports LED-infused headlights, an upright chrome mesh grille with single crossbar and large three-point star badge, and a strong bonnet.

The car in the video appears to feature an AMG Performance package, sporting an aggressive front bumper and AMG alloy wheels.

Mercedes is yet to reveal the A-Class’s powertrain details, although it is expected to inherit a number of the engines from the B-Class. The taller, longer B-Class will launch in Australia with two tunes of a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine – 90kW/200Nm and 115kW/250Nm – as well as a 100kW/300Nm 1.8-litre four-cylinder diesel.

Mercedes has also confirmed an AMG version of the A-Class will be offered, although it is likely to be revealed sometime after the launch of the core range.