The luxury supermini segment is one that the automotive industry seems to believe is going to be a major money maker in the near future. Either that or they're just looking to improve their CAFE ratings, but whatever the reason, it's something everybody is doing. Mercedes-Benz has realized that all of this increased competition for their A-Class could spell trouble if it continues on being as boring as it is. We have a leaked sketch which suggests the 2012 won't be boring.
If the rumors of a 320 horsepower AMG A-Class are true, and this is what it will look like, then Mercedes won't have much to worry about from the competition anymore. Let's just hope that this look continues on into the concept and ultimately the car itself.