8. So far so good. The new A-Class derivatives Q30 and QX30 from cooperation partner Infiniti are not counted as number eight. Instead, according to the rumour mill, this could very well be a Mercedes GLA convertible, which should diversify the SUV range even more. A second rumor says that an SLA sports car based on the A-Class platform could be launched. This model would then no longer be a roadster, but a sporty coupe, which would fight the Audi TT.
Instead, the eighth model of the Mercedes compact class will be for sure the long wheelbase version of the Mercedes A-Class sedan for the Chinese market, ten centimeters longer with a 2.83 meters extended wheelbase.