Mercedes-Benz released the first teaser video of the 2012 A-Class today, ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Mercedes A-Class is entirely wrapped in QR coded camouflage. The A-Class prototype will be just one of many models making their way through Germany as part of a contest. One winner will receive a trip to the car’s unveiling in Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show. To enter into the contest, people will download the “A-Class QR-Trophy” app from the Apple App Store or Android Market. Once installed, users can then collect badges by scanning QR codes from prototypes, Facebook and Twitter. In total, four different badges will be available and each of them will give you a single entry into the contest.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be built on the new MFA platform which is also what the B-Class rides on. It is likely that, like the platform, engine options will also carryover from its big brother. If this is the case, we can expect five petrols with outputs ranging from 109 PS (80 kW / 108 hp) to 204 PS (150 kW / 201 hp). There will also then be four diesels with 122 PS (90 kW / 120 hp) to 204 PS (150 kW / 201 hp).