Where move Volkswagen and BMW, there moves and Mercedes. It is known that duet VW/Audi plans to let out own compact roadster, company BMW deliberates release of model Z2 – in Mercedes thus do not wish to stand aside and develop idea on creation of an own roadster on the basis of an A-class. Company Mercedes already has some design concepts from which it is possible to make a start, and more often she glances on concept SLA, presented on a motor show in Detroit in 2000. «It is a part of usual process on working out of new model from Mercedes-Benz – to address to ideas of the past», one of heads of the German company has declared in interview AutoWeek.« When prototype SLA in the end of last decade debuted on public, we yet had no suitable platform; a sandwich-platform was too high and heavy. This problem will be solved with the advent of the following A-class which new platform will provide much bigger support of various variants of a body ». Actually, the new generation of cars A and a B-class from Mercedes will be constructed with possibility of various variations in the various markets, including the USA. Thus, if Mercedes the minipenalty for crossover creation is going to use a platform (on it it was informed this year), why to Germans not to develop on similar base also a sports roadster.