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. The Saloon has now been added to the range adding extra room for rear passangers and a 420 litre boot.

 

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 but it can be added to most trim lines for £3-400, make sure you choose the correct model number. 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.

Petrol

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A180 SE 1.33 petrol Manual  134 bhp  –  £299 Advance Payment (£64.20 wpms) or £599 (£66.19 wpms) as an Automatic

Summer Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A200 1.33 petrol Manual AMG Line  –  £1399 Advance Payment (£297 wpms) or £1599 (£497 wpms) as an Automatic

Diesel

Summer Best Buy – Mercedes A-Class A180d  1.5 diesel 7 speed Auto AMG Line –  £1299 Advance Payment (£197 wpms) or £1599 (£497 wpms) with Executive pack included

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

 

Mercedes A Class Saloon

The Saloon A Class has a little extra extra rear seat room and a bigger, 420-litre, boot, the saloon is 13cm longer than the hatchback. The ‘Sport’ models feature twin seven-inch displays including a central touchscreen. comfort suspension, a DAB radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic two-zone climate control, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist and a Keyless-Go starting function. ‘AMG Line’ adds 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, an AMG body styling kit and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. To upgrade to the larger screen, it’s in the the Executive Pack which includes the delightful 10.25-inch touchscreen media display, heated front seats and Active Parking Assist, at retail it’s a £1395 option sadly Motability will not all this to be added to a car as it changes the specification of the car. We can only hope that they add an extra order reference code as they have with the hatchback.  Two engines avaialble a 7 speed auto only 1.5-litre diesel A180d and a 1.3-litre manual or 7 speed dual cutch auto petrol A200. The A180d produces 114bhp, 0-62mph in 10.6sec, top speed 125mph, claimed economy of 61.5 mpg.  The A200 offers 163bhp and 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds and a claimed economy of 46.4 mpg.

 Summer Best Buy – Mercedes A Class Saloon ‘Sport’ A200 Manual –  £799 Advance Payment (£67.52 wpms) or £1199 (£97 wpms) as an Automatic

 Summer Best Buy – Mercedes A Class Saloon ‘AMG Line’ A200 Manual –  £1299 Advance Payment (£197 wpms) or £1699 (£597 wpms) as an Automatic

 Summer Best Buy – Mercedes A Class Saloon ‘Sport’ A180d Automatic  –  £1299 Advance Payment (£197 wpms) or £1699 (£597 wpms) in AMG Line trim