"An updated A-Class was revealed late last year, and though it received numerous revisions the compact model is due for a complete redesign sometime in 2011. The next-generation A-Class range is expected to feature a number of body styles, but the latest word indicates a roadster could be joining the group as well.

Previous speculation on the new A-Class family had only included the standard hatch, mini-SUV, sports-hatch and four-door coupe models. Now a possible roadster, perhaps styled after the SLA Concept, is also thought to be in the works. The car hasn't yet been confirmed, and even if it does make it to production, it might not make it to North America. Weak sales and small margins could prohibit it from finding a successful niche given its likely premium placement and pricing."

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