Mercedes A-Class

Mercedes A-Class Motability car*New A-Class due Summer 2018.

The Mercedes A-Class has had something of a makeover, we are talking the works – diet, skin peel, teeth whitening and a holiday tan, and boy does it look good, this is a car that turns heads from all angles, if you are after a looker then forget the Audi A3 or BMW 1 Series, it’s the baby Mercedes that you need.  The design joy extends to the inside of the A-Class, the seating position is more race car than MPV and the drive is engaging and precise, on the downsides the rear passengers are a little cramped and rear visibility is hampered by the lack of glass.

 

Mercedes A-Class Motability car interior

Mobility customers have the choice of SE, Sport Edition or AMG line models. The SE has 16″ alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, 7-inch Media Display with Audio20 CD multimedia system including pre-installation for Garmin map pilot navigation (£495 from Merc £50 from third party outlets), Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, reversing camera and 12-button multifunction leather steering wheel. Sport Edition adds 17 inch alloy wheels, a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual), LED headlamps, privacy glass, 8 inch Media Display with Garmin Map Pilot SD card, electronic air con and twin tailpipes. The AMG line comes with AMG bodystyling, striking titanium grey 18 inch AMG alloy wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design are set against front brake calipers with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering, Sports seats featuring leather upholstery with red contrast stitching, brushed stainless-steel sports pedals and lowered comfort suspension (lowered by 15mm rear and 20mm front).

 

 

Merceded A-Class Motability car rear

Two diesel engines and three petrol’s on on offer, the 1.6 litre petrol is avaialble in three variants, the A160 with 1o1bhp, (suitable for under 25’s 0-62 in 11.3 seconds) the A180 with 122bhp which returns a healthy 51.4 miles per gallon and can reach 62 miles per hour in 9.3 seconds and the A200 which has 154bhp and can reach 62mph in 8.1 seconds. The diesels are more economical, the 1.5 turbo diesel with 109 bhp (A180d and suitable for under 25’s) can return 80.7 miles per gallon and still break the 0-62 mph tape in 11.3 seconds. The 2.1 litre 136bhp diesel A200d can reach 62 miles per hour from a standing start in 9.3 seconds and still return 68.9 miles per gallon. All engines can be either a six speed manual or seven speed twin clutch Automatic aside from the 220d, 2.1 litre diesel with 175bhp (0-62 in 7.5 seconds) which is now only avaialble in 2 wheel drive paired to the seven speed twin clutch automatic gearbox. There are 48 different A-class on the Scheme this quarter with prices starting at Price reduced from previous quarter price£499 AP for the A160 in SE trim rising through the ranks to a limit busting Price reduced from previous quarter price£23499 AP for the A220d in AMG Line trim with the Executive pack (heated front seats, Garmin Map pilot and parking pilot) Automatic A Class start at Price reduced from previous quarter price£999.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy –  Mercedes A-Class A180d Diesel SE Manual  –  £649 Advance Payment (£65.17 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1199 (£117 wmps) as an Automatic

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy –  Mercedes A-Class A220d Diesel AMG Line Executive Automatic  –  £2549 Advance Payment (£1467 wpms)