Mercedes A-Class

The new A-Class sits on a revised platform with a new interior, tech and engines. The sleek exterior moves the old car’s aerodynamics into a new dimension. Although it’s a similar size to the likes of the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra, the Mercedes A-Class an alternative to more ‘premium’ models, such as the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.

There’s no doubt the Mercedes A-Class interior looks like nothing else. It’s dominated by the two free-standing digital screens that sit on top of the dashboard. Upgrade the A-Class from SE to Sport or AMG Line, and you smarten up the cabin with some extra chrome and some higher-quality trim, but the optional Executive equipment Pack includes the 10.25-inch media display, heated front seats and Active Parking Assist with front and rear parking sensors..

The automatic only A180d is a 1.5 diesel with 114 bhp that can reach 62 mph in 10.5 seconds and return a claimed 67.3 mpg. The 1.33 litre turbo charged petrol engined comes it two outputs, A180 with 134 bhp 0-62 in 9.2 seconds and economy of 54.3 mpg and the larger output A200 which has 161bhp and can hit 62mph in 8 seconds and return a claimed 53.3 miles per gallon, both can be paired to a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed dual clutch automatic.

Quote from Matt Watson of Carwow  ‘Lord knows, car reviewers are prone to over-exaggerate, but there really is no other word to describe the A-Class’s cabin. It’s stunning’

Prices have increased for Quarter 4, by £200-£350, but the A180 is new as is the manual gearbox, petrol prices start at £649 Advance Payment for the A180 manual and increase to £1999 for the A200 Automatic AMG Line with Executive pack. The Diesel remains Automatic only and prices now start at £1249 and top out at a whopping £2849. Click here to open full brochure

Autumn Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A180 SE 1.33 petrol Manual   –  £649 Advance Payment (£65.38 wpms) or £949 (£66.74 +£94 wpms) as an Automatic

Autumn Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A200 1.33 petrol Automatic AMG Line with Executive pack  –  £1999 Advance Payment (£914 wpms)