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 is 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 7 inch digital screens that sit on top of the dashboard and entry SE trim comes with 16 inch alloys wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, optional driving modes, reversing camera and Artico, man made leather, upholstery. Sport trim adds 17 inch alloy wheels, climate control and LED headlamps, The AMG line has all the AMG styling, 18 inch Alloy wheels and red contrast stitching to the sports seats. The optional Executive equipment Pack includes the delightful 10.25-inch touchscreen media display, heated front seats and Active Parking Assist with front and rear parking sensors, which at retail is a £1395 option, the Advanced Connectivity package, at £495, includes wireless charging and full Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration but not a wireless link as promised.

There are now three diesel and two petrol engines to choose from. All diesels are only avaialble with an automatic gearbox, the A180d is a 1.5 diesel with 114 bhp that can reach 62 mph in 10.5 seconds and return a claimed 61.4 mpg, the A200d and the A220d are the new 2.0 litre unit with 148 or 187 bhp respectively and benefit from a new 8 speed dual clutch gearbox, one more than all the other automatics. The A220d is a fast car, 0-62 in 7 seconds and a top speed of 146 miles per hour, the A200d offers 8.1 seconds and 137 mph. The fuel economy is an excellent 58.9 for the A200d and 57.7 mpg for the larger output. The Petrol offerings are both 1.33 litre turbo charged units tuned for two power outputs, A180 with 134 bhp 0-62 in 9.2 seconds and economy of 51.4 mpg and the larger output A200 which has 161bhp and can hit 62mph in 8 seconds and return a claimed 47.1 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’. Click here to open full brochure. The Saloon A Class is not available only the hatchback.

Petrol

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A180 SE 1.33 petrol Manual  134 bhp  –  £399 Advance Payment (£63.76 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£599 (£66.08 wpms) as an Automatic

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A200 1.33 petrol Manual AMG Line with Executive pack  –  £1499 Advance Payment (£397 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1849 (£747 wpms) as an Automatic

Diesel

Spring Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A180d  1.5 diesel 7 speed Auto AMG Line –  £1249 Advance Payment (£147 wpms) or £1599 (£497 wpms) with Executive pack included

Spring Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A220d  2.0 diesel 8 speed Auto AMG Line –  £2299 Advance Payment (£1197 wpms)