Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a mini MPV introduced in 1997. The A-Class represented the entry level model of Mercedes-Benz.

Production of the W168 A-Class began in 1997. Its front engine, front wheel drive layout was quite unusual for Mercedes. One innovation of the W168 was a frontal-impact absorption system called the "Sandwich." In the event of a violent frontal impact, the engine and transmission would slide underneath the floor below the pedals rather than entering the passenger compartment.

Source: Wikipedia, 2012

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