Our model here is presented in the Cosmos Black Metallic paint and features 'AMG' 18-inch Alloy Wheels. This model is the 'AMG Line' trim that includes an abundance of standard features including a Colour Rear Camera, MBUX Navigation and Dual Zone Climate Control. The boot of the A-Class is offers 350 litres of cargo space as standard which can be expanded by folding down the 60:40 split rear seats. Moving into the cabin and our car includes a 'Artico Man Made Leather/Dinamica Cloth' Upholstery that looks fantastic and adds to the premium finish of the car. Heated Seats are included in the Front for the Driver and Passenger. Isofix points are included in the rear of the car making this a great choice for someone starting a family. There are 2 screens positioned on the dashboard for both media and driving information. The 7-inch Media Display includes AM/FM and DAB radio bands with Bluetooth and USB media connections. This can be controlled through the Touchscreen Display as well as through the control panel in the centre console.
Petrol 47.1 combined MPG (WLTP)
Cosmos Black Metallic
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4 Electric Front and Rear windows, Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control, Privacy glass, Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings, Rear wiper
ABS with Brake Assist, Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking, Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist, Electronic parking brake, ESP curve dynamic assist, ESP with ASR, Front brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
Lowered comfort suspension
Dual bluetooth interfaces, Hey Mercedes Voice activation, Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines, Attention assist, Cruise control + speed limiter, Direct steering, DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual), Mercedes me remote services, Speed sensitive power steering
Car wash mode, ECO start/stop function
7" colour screen in instrument panel, 7" touchscreen media display, Brake pad wear indicator warning light, Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid, Hard-disk navigation, Lamp failure indicator, MBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation, Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance, Outside temperature gauge, Owners manual in English, Pre-installation for car sharing, Service indicator (ASSYST), Trip computer
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
Dinamica microfibre trim in black
2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console, 6 speakers, DAB Digital radio, Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W
Exterior Body Features
AMG bodystyling - Front apron with splitter in chrome, rear apron with chrome trim and chrome visible trim elements in tailpipe, Black weather strip, Body colour bumpers, Body colour door handles, Body colour side skirt, Body coloured door mirrors, Chrome beltline trim, Diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and silver louvre + chrome insert, Exhaust system - Twin visible tailpipes in polished stainless steel, Radio aerial, Window line trim strip in chrome
Adaptive brake lights, Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation, LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamp, LED third brake light, Rear fog lights
Black air vents with surround in silver chrome, Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
3 Spoke flat bottom leather multi function steering wheel with perforated leather in grip area, Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with red contrast stitching, Black roof lining, Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs, Controller on centre console with chrome surround, Front centre armrest with storage compartment, Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering, Front seat backs luggage nets, Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel, Height/reach adjustable steering column, Interior mirror with reading lamps in black and frameless, Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover, Touchpad on center console, Twin front cupholders
Light and sight pack - A Class, Seat comfort pack - A Class
3 rear 3 point seatbelts, Active bonnet, Black seatbelts, Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows, Crash responsive emergency lighting, Driver and passenger head and side airbags, Drivers knee airbag, Dual stage driver/passenger airbags, Front and rear seatbelt reminder, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Warning triangle and first aid kit, Window airbags
40:20:40 split folding rear seats, Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor, Front seat cushion length adjustment, Heated front seats, ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seats, Manual height adjustable front seats, Rear head restraints, Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat, Sports seats with integrated headrests
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser, Keyless Go, Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function, Urban guard vehicle protection system with immobiliser and interior protection
Rear axle torsion beam
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
18" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels in titanium grey with highsheen finish
Wheels - Spare
Tirefit sealant kit
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|Based On ID:||N|
|Coin Series:||AMG Line|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||20E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||30|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||96|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||91|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||5|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||92|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||75|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||12|
|Service Interval Mileage:||15500|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||999999|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Noise Level dB(A):||69|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:||137|
|Cylinders - Bore (mm):||72.2|
|Cylinders - Stroke (mm):||81.4|
|Engine Layout:||FRONT TRANSVERSE|
|Fuel Delivery:||TURBO DIRECT INJECTION|
|Number of Valves:||16|
|EC Combined (mpg):||53.3|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||64.2|
|EC Urban (mpg):||41.5|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:||6|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High:||5.9|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High:||5.2|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low:||8.5|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium:||5.9|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb:||47.1|
|WLTP - MPG - Extra High:||47.9|
|WLTP - MPG - High:||54.3|
|WLTP - MPG - Low:||33.2|
|WLTP - MPG - Medium:||47.9|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||8.8|
|Engine Power - BHP:||136|
|Engine Power - KW:||100|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||5500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||148|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||20.4|
|Engine Torque - NM:||200|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||1460|
|Emissions Test Cycle:||WLTP|
|RDE Certification Level:||RDE 2|
|Tyre Size Front:||225/45 R18|
|Tyre Size Rear:||225/45 R18|
|Tyre Size Spare:||TYRE REPAIR KIT|
|Wheel Style:||AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE|
|Wheel Type:||18" ALLOY|
|Height (including roof rails):||N|
|Width (including mirrors):||1992|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||43|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||1880|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||1195|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||355|
|Max. Loading Weight:||515|
|Max. Roof Load:||75|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||1400|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:||680|
|No. of Seats:||5|
|Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:||11|
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class now offers a stronger proposition to buyers in the premium compact segment. Jonathan Crouch drives the fourth generation version.
Mercedes-Benz is a company often portrayed as being deeply conservative, though in fact, no other manufacturer has such a record of innovation. Today, the brand is bolder, more forward-thinking and younger in feel, attributes very much in evidence in this fourth generation version of its smallest A-Class model. This car's now pitched even more directly against sporty premium compact family hatches like Audi's A3 and BMW's 1 Series thanks to key new driving features, plus sharper looks, extra media connectivity and greater efficiency. There's the option of a saloon body style too.
Want a case study in how to change brand perception? You're looking at it right here with this fourth generation Mercedes A-Class. This car aims to make this famous marque one that more younger buyers could consider. As before, we're told to regard this A-Class as what the market calls a 'compact premium family hatchback' - in other words, a Focus or Astra-sized car with superior quality and a bit of extra badge equity. It's the kind of very profitable product that all the mainstream makers wish they could sell but which is primarily defined by this car and its two closest competitors, the Audi A3 and BMW's 1 Series. The frumpy first and second generation A-Class contenders didn't really threaten these two rivals in any meaningful way, but this car's MK3 model predecessor really did. With its successor, Mercedes has sharpened up the looks, improved interior space and dialled in a great deal more safety and media connectivity.
On to engines. In the petrol range, the entry-level A 180 variant is likely to be popular, featuring a 1.4-litre 136hp unit available with either 6-speed manual or 7G-DCT dual-clutch auto transmission. This same engine's offered in the A 200 with 163hp, which manages rest to 62mph (in the manual model) in 8.2s. Next up is the A 250, which uses a 2.0-litre petrol powerplant in a 224hp state of tune, manages rest to 62mph in 6.2s and is only offered with a 7G-DCT auto 'box. Mercedes also offers an A 250e petrol plug-in hybrid variant, which uses a 1.33-litre petrol engine mated to a 75kW electric motor linked to a 15.6kWh battery and offers 44 miles of WLTP-rated electrified driving range. There are three diesel alternatives, all offered only as automatics. The first is the A 180d, which puts out 116hp and uses the 7G-DCT auto gearbox. Next up is the A 200d which has a 2.0-litre 150hp engine. Beyond that lies the top A 220d, which tunes the same unit up to 190hp. The A 200d and A 220 use an 8G-DCT auto. At the top of the range are the two Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre petrol turbo hot hatch variants. There's the A 35 4MATIC which offers a potent 306hp. And the A 45 S 4MATIC+, which has 421hp. What else do you need to know? Well the suspension is the usual torsion beam rear set-up on most models, but if you go for a variant with 4MATIC AWD, you'll get a more sophisticated multi-link rear set-up. The 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system is standard, as usual enabling you to tweak steering feel and throttle response. At extra cost, adjustable damping can be added into it. Some of the autonomous driving capability from larger Mercedes models has been built into this one, meaning that, in certain situations, you're a-Class, if appropriately equipped, will effectively be able to drive itself on dual carriageways at cruising speeds.
There's a choice of five-door hatch or saloon body shapes. Either way, from the outside, this fourth generation A-Class delivers a more progressive design with a low bonnet and flat, more angular LED headlamps. The car is visually extended by its now longer wheelbase and a smart character line along the side. The bonnet slopes down more heavily than in the preceding model series, emphasising the more dynamic, upright front. Larger wheel arches housing bigger rims (ranging from 16 to 19 inches) help too, making this A-Class sit more squarely on the road. This MK4 design has a wider look at the rear end thanks to a more heavily waisted greenhouse and at the rear, there are slim, two-section tail lights. It's the interior that sees the really big changes though. The usual instrument binnacle cowl has been completely dispensed with, so the wing-shaped main body of the dashboard can extend from one front door to the other with no visual discontinuity. A virtual instrument screen (of either 7-inches or 10.25-inches in size) replaces the usual dials and can be joined with a centre-dash infotainment display (again either 7-inches or 10.25-inches in size) to create one continuous monitor, much as you get in larger Mercedes models. That extra wheelbase means more interior space - and with the hatch, the 370-litre boot is 29-litres larger than before too.
Prices for mainstream models start at around £25,000, which gets you either the A180d diesel variant or the petrol A200. There are seven trim levels - 'SE', 'Sport', 'Sport Executive', 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Executive', 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus'. There's a choice of five-door hatch or four-door saloon models. The saloon requires a premium of around £600 over the hatch and misses out on base 'SE' trim. Every A-Class model comes well equipped. The entry-level 'SE' trim features twin seven-inch displays including a central touchscreen with MBUX multimedia system featuring 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. Plus there's comfort suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, a DAB radio, Artico man-made leather and Bertrix fabric upholstery, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist, a Keyless-Go starting function and air conditioning. The 'Sport' trim line adds LED high performance headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, Artico and 'Fleron' fabric upholstery and automatic climate control. 'AMG Line' customers will benefit from 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, an AMG bodystyling kit, Artico and Dinamica microfibre upholstery and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. This fourth generation A-Class is much better connected than before. Navigation functions, for example, can now be based on traffic feedback from so-called 'Car-to-X communication' where information gets fed in from other similarly-equipped road users. As usual, there's a dowloadable 'Mercedes Me' app that connects you into your car and can tell you things like local fuel prices or the availability of parking spaces at your destination.
Let's get to the WLTP figures. The economy champion of course, is the A 180d variant, which in base trim manual form exhales just 120g/km of CO2, while only drinking a gallon of fuel on the combined cycle every 61.4 miles. With respectable performance figures, it's a tempting package - albeit one that in its standard form, forgoes the big wheels and aggressive bodykits of more dynamic-looking versions. If you plan on adding the extra features, then economy will obviously take a hit. The A 200d manages up to 58.9mpg in manual form and 134g/km. And the A220d auto returns up to 57.7mpg and 129g/km. As for the petrol engines, well the A 180 and A 200 in manual form both manage up to 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and 134g/km of CO2, figures that change to 47.1mpg and 135g/km if you go for auto transmission. The auto-only A 250 2.0-litre petrol variant manages 41.5mpg and 155g/km. The A 250e plug-in hybrid manages 256.8mpg and 25g/km of CO2. The warranty may be an industry standard 3 years but is for unlimited miles, handy to know if you spend a lot of time on the road. Just remember that a mid-range diesel is the sensible option for high resale figures. With that in mind, something like a mid-spec A180d model might well represent the sweet spot of the range. On the other hand, an 4MATIC petrol variant with every option thrown at it will lose a lot more of its value over the years.
Mercedes turned things around with its third generation A-Class, recreating it into the kind of car a younger, sportier buyer could consider. This sleeker, more sophisticated, bigger and better connected fourth generation model version continues that theme and lays down quite a challenge to its Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series rivals. And in summary? Well those who can afford the asking prices and like the driving experience will find this contender sporty, self-assured and possessed of a feel-good factor that really does make you feel special if you've specced your chosen variant correctly. Which is exactly what owning a car of this kind should be all about.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has traditionally sold to a high proportion of female motorists. But will this improved third generation version have as strong an appeal to the fairer sex? June Neary decides
Early generation versions of the Mercedes A-class offered the small 'Benz model that admirers of the brand had been waiting for. Prior to the arrival of this car, you had to stretch up to a C or an E-Class you get yourself ownership of something with the coveted Three-Pointed-Star upon the bonnet. First and second generation A-Class models proved to be a quiet success, especially with female buyers and small families, progress built upon by the third generation A-Class that launched in 2012. Now we've a fourth generation model, a car I tried recently and one that gets a smarter look and greater efficiency.
Does this dinky Mercedes still suit the female motorist? Certainly, I liked the looks at first glance. Someone has thought long and hard about this car. The first time you climb into one, you'll be astonished at the way that the A-Class manages to pack so much into such a small exterior length. Its dimensions are similar to a regular Focus-sized family hatch and there's almost as much front and rear passenger space in this five-door-only design as you'll find in Mercedes' C-class saloon, plus a decent 370-litre luggage bay. One of the things I really noticed about this fourth generation model was the vastly upgraded interior. The usual instrument binnacle cowl has been completely dispensed with, so the wing-shaped main body of the dashboard can extend from one front door to the other with no visual discontinuity. A virtual instrument screen (of either 7-inches or 10.25-inches in size) replaces the usual dials and can be joined with a centre-dash infotainment display (again either 7-inches or 10.25-inches in size) to create one continuous monitor, much as you get in larger Mercedes models. As our Road Test Editor recently said, about the best compliment you can pay this car is that it now actually feels much more like a Mercedes.
Ride quality was always an issue in MK3 model A-Class derivatives. Here, it's much better and at extra cost, adjustable damping can be added in. The brand's 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system is standard, as usual enabling you to tweak steering feel and throttle response. Some of the autonomous driving capability from larger Mercedes models has been built into this one, meaning that, in certain situations, you're a-Class, if appropriately equipped, will effectively be able to drive itself on dual carriageways at cruising speeds. On to engines. The entry-level A200 variant is likely to be most popular featuring a new 1.4-litre 163hp unit available with either 6-speed manual or 7G-DCT dual-clutch auto transmission. Rest to 62mph in the manual model takes 8.2s. Next up is the A220 with a 190hp 2.0-litre engine and is the only derivative to offer a 4MATIC 4WD option. That variant sits just below the A250, which uses that 2.0-litre petrol powerplant in a 224hp state of tune. Rest to 62mph here takes 6.2s. Both the A220 and the A250 are only offered with a 7G-DCT auto 'box. At the top of the range is the 2.0-litre hot hatch Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC which offers a potent 306hp. There are three diesel alternatives, all offered only as automatics. The first is the A180d, which puts out 116hp and uses the 7G-DCT auto gearbox. Next up is the A200d which has a 2.0-litre 150hp engine. Beyond that lies the top A220d, which tunes the same unit up to 190hp. The A200d and A220 use an 8G-DCT auto.
The A-class isn't cheap - but which Mercedes is? Prices start from around £26,000, but you can easily spend over £30,000 on one of these cars. So yes, it's pricier than that mainstream family hatchback you were considering - but you should get much of the difference back in better residual values at trade-in time.
Certainly - if I could afford the car to start with. The A-class is still a classier way to buy into a compact car. I rather like it.
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