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در May - 10 - 2017

New Mercedes Platform Opens The Door For An Invasion Of FWD Models

Talking about auto platforms isn’t the most exciting topic in the world. It’s definitely not water cooler talk since one needs to have a certain understanding of the industry to have a grasp on the importance of platforms and the role they play in the manufacturing process of vehicles. That’s really the hidden secret of this particular component of a car. You rarely see them physically, but they’re considered the backbone of every vehicle because, quite literally, cars take shape depending on the size of a specific platform. I bring this up because Mercedes-Benz is in the news thanks to its next-generation front-wheel-drive platform, which it says can accommodate as many as eight different models.

Speaking with Car and Driver, Mercedes-Benz brand chief Ola Källenius revealed that the automaker’s new front-wheel-drive platform, tentatively called Modular Front-Wheel-Drive Architecture 2 (MFA2), will pave the way for the company to add more models to its current front-wheel drive lineup. As it stands, Mercedes’ existing FWD architecture is used by five different models, namely the A-Class the B-Class, the CLA-Class, the and the GLA-Class. The new MFA2 FWD platform will not only give all five models a new architecture but, more importantly, it will be used on at least three more models. Källenius didn’t dive into the specifics on which three new models will join the five existing models that already use the current FWD platform. The more likely scenario, though, points to new variants of the aforementioned models, possibly including an A-Class an long-wheelbase sedan, and a “four-door ”

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New Mercedes Platform Opens The Door For An Invasion Of FWD Models

Talking about auto platforms isn’t the most exciting topic in the world. It’s definitely not water cooler talk since one needs to have a certain understanding of the industry to have a grasp on the importance of platforms and the role they play in the manufacturing process of vehicles. That’s really the hidden secret of this particular component of a car. You rarely see them physically, but they’re considered the backbone of every vehicle because, quite literally, cars take shape depending on the size of a specific platform. I bring this up because Mercedes-Benz is in the news thanks to its next-generation front-wheel-drive platform, which it says can accommodate as many as eight different models.

Speaking with Car and Driver, Mercedes-Benz brand chief Ola Källenius revealed that the automaker’s new front-wheel-drive platform, tentatively called Modular Front-Wheel-Drive Architecture 2 (MFA2), will pave the way for the company to add more models to its current front-wheel drive lineup. As it stands, Mercedes’ existing FWD architecture is used by five different models, namely the A-Class the B-Class, the CLA-Class, the and the GLA-Class. The new MFA2 FWD platform will not only give all five models a new architecture but, more importantly, it will be used on at least three more models. Källenius didn’t dive into the specifics on which three new models will join the five existing models that already use the current FWD platform. The more likely scenario, though, points to new variants of the aforementioned models, possibly including an A-Class an long-wheelbase sedan, and a “four-door ”

Continue after the jump to read the full story.


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New Mercedes Platform Opens The Door For An Invasion Of FWD Models

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