When will Euro premium compact cars come to the US?

aznstuartaznstuart Member Posts: 5
edited March 2014 in Audi
So exactly when are European cars such as the Audi A2, A3 BMW 1,2 Series MB A, B Class actually goin to make their official debute in the US? I've read mixed answers. And I also heard the 1-Series won't even make it here? Could someone please give me an answer?


  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Member Posts: 1,031
    The Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3 should be here next year. I highly doubt that anything smaller will come as there is just not a big market for them.
  • raychuang00raychuang00 Member Posts: 541
    I do know that Mercedes-Benz North America (MBNA) has said the B-class will definitely make it to the USA, most likely with a small V-6 engine. A clean-running turbodiesel for the B-class may not be out of the question, especially with the entire USA beginning the switch to low-sulfur diesel fuel next year.

    I have this feeling that M-B will unveil the B-class at the Detroit International Auto Show in January 2005.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Member Posts: 1,031
    At the 2005 NAIAS, MB is planning on introducing the next-generation M-/G-Class SUVs and the crossover R-Class. I don't think the B-Class will be there...
  • carlisimocarlisimo Member Posts: 1,280
    Alfa Romeo 147gta anytime soon? Please?

    As far as I know, the A3 is coming for sure, the B-class will probably come while the A-class won't for sure, and the 1-series won't, but the 2-series may.

    Any news on non-German (well, non-Euro) premium compacts? I guess the RSX is too different from those we're discussing to count, but what about Infinity or Lexus? If the A3 does really well, we'll see something from them.
  • creakid1creakid1 Member Posts: 2,032
    coming to America looks like it's competing w/ the current Lexus IS300 5-door.

    I wonder how will the next IS be like?
  • 307web307web Member Posts: 1,033
    The low sulfur diesel fuel is not expected to be available in the US until late 2006, however the B class will be in the US before the end of next year.
    There is now a dedicated Mercedes B Class message forum in the Town Hall.
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