Dear Mercedes: You Simply Must Build a Supermini Like This
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This sort of car isn't about power or speed, it's about offering a decent form of motoring in a compact wheelbase. Yes, the new A-Class is much more practical and is also quite economical, but it's also €24,000 in Germany today.
Mercedes is way to focused on all the quad-turbo, all-wheel drive, twin-clutch halo cars to notice that it's missing out on a huge market. There are so many AMG cars that we've lost track of them all, probably about 15 right now, but there isn't a single Merc sold for about €17-18,000.
The only problem is that Mercedes doesn't have a small enough platform right now. One could be built in partnership with Infiniti if they are up for it, but a far safety bet would be to just use the smart fortwo architecture developed with Renault.
We're sure every millionaire S-Class owner would much rather buy a little Merc' for his wife than a MINI.
So what do you say Dieter, can we have a supermini now?
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