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Mercedes-Benz reportedly working on Tesla Model 3 small sedan rival 

 

Mercedes-Benz is looking to restructure its range and bring in a new small electric car to rival the Tesla Model 3 


Mercedes-Benz will reportedly introduce an all-new compact electric car in the near future as a clear competitor for the Tesla Model 3

UK outlet AutoExpress reports that a new electric ‘baby’ Mercedes-Benz is in development, claiming it has seen a prototype in spy shots. 

2023 Mercedes-AMG EQE53 4Matic+ driving side profile
The sedan would join other EV offerings from Mercedes-Benz

Also noted in the AutoExpress report is that this small sedan will ride on an entirely new MMA platform, rather than utilising an ICE platform, as the EQA does with the MFA2 platform. 

This new Mercedes-Benz product was thought to initially be called the EQA, however since then, Mercedes-Benz has decided to drop its EQ name as soon as 2024

To add confusion, the EQA already exists as the electric version of the GLA small SUV, rather than the A-Class. 

We could see the new model be simply called the A-Class sedan, or just A-Class. 

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class grey white
It could even replace the A-Class

The future baby electric sedan will likely be the first to use the MMA platform: uprated in-house electric motors, greater aerodynamic efficiency and better batteries. 

It’s expected the new model will make its debut sometime in 2024 or 2025. 

New MMA platform to underpin future electric Mercedes models  

Mercedes-Benz’s new MMA platform is set to begin underpinning future models around 2024 or 2025 and will be an electric-first platform. 

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Concept 2022 dynamic
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Electric drive systems are set to be built in-house and will feature next-generation batteries and 800-volt architecture. 

Mercedes-Benz’s chief executive officer Ola Kallenius has said that each model on this platform will be at least 4500mm in length.

This means that the smallest of Mercedes-Benz future EVs will be around the same size as the current Tesla Model 3 which measures in at 4694mm long. 

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