The refreshed 2023 Mercedes A-Class Sedan has the Audi A3 in its crosshairs.
A few days ago, Mercedes-AMG confirmed to CarBuzz that the AMG A35 will be discontinued in the US for the 2022 model year, so you may want to snap up AMG's most affordable sedan while you still can. For now, though, the regular non-AMG Mercedes A-Class Sedan is safe from the chopping block - at least for the 2022 model year. Now, our spies have caught the facelifted 2023 model undergoing winter testing.
After a prototype was spied back in July, we've known that Mercedes is preparing to give its entry-level model a midlife refresh. That prototype was based on the European hatchback, but now, for the first time, our spies have caught Mercedes testing America's updated A-Class Sedan that will do battle with the Audi A3 once again.
In the US, the current-generation A-Class has been on sale since the 2019 model year, so it's the perfect time for a model refresh. Like the hatchback, the front and rear of the A-Class Sedan prototype are wrapped in camouflage, covering up the luxury sedan's restyled front and rear bumpers.
There's also a new grille and the headlights and taillights have been redesigned to bring the styling more in line with the new C-Class. We're also expecting the 2023 A-Class Sedan to be offered with new exterior paint color options.
We don't have any shots of the interior to share, but we aren't expecting any major changes apart from updated MBUX software for the infotainment system.
Inside, the current A-Class is equipped with a seven-inch touchscreen or an optional 10.25-inch display, so we'll have to wait and see if the facelift model is offered with a larger touchscreen. Hopefully, the larger 10.25-inch display will become standard. As for engine options, the current car's 2.0-liter inline-four engine that develops 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque will carry over, possibly with a small power boost. As this is our first sighting, we expect the refreshed A-Class Sedan will break cover in the first half of 2022.