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Brand New 68 Mercedes-Benz A ClassA180 Sport Executive 5dr

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From £25,745
£299 deposit
£299 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" media display180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
7" colour screen in instrument panelActive lane keep assist
Active park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensorsAttention assist
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCruise control + speed limiter
Direct steeringDirection indicators with lane change function
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
Lamp failure indicatorMercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Outside temperature gaugeRadio aerial integrated into roof spoiler
Service indicator (ASSYST)Speed sensitive power steering
Stop/start systemTrip computer
Voice activation 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioDual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)
MBUX multimedia system 

Exterior Features

Active aerodynamics with AIRPANEL in the front apronAdaptive brake lights
Blue tinted glassBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome beltline
Chrome weather stripDiamond radiator grille in black with one louvre in silver + chrome insert
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicatorsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsHeadlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Heated rear windscreen with timer controlLED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lampLED third brake light
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear fog lights
Rear wiperTwin trapezoidal tailpipes in polished stainless steel

Interior Features

12V socket3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
40/20/40 split folding rear seatsAir vents surround and cruciform nozzle in silver chrome
Artico leather/Fleron fabric upholsteryAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Black roof liningController on centre console with chrome surround
Cup holder and stowage compartment lightingFloor mats
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront comfort seats with adjustable head restraints
Front door sills with Mercedes letteringFront doors with ambient and signal light
Front footwell lightsFront reading lamps
Front seat backs luggage netsFront seat cushion length adjustment
Front signal exit lampFront vanity lights
Gearshift paddles on steering wheelHandle recess/closing light
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated gloveboxISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Load securing rings in luggage compartmentLuggage compartment cover
Manual height adjustable front seatsOddments tray lighting
Rear head restraintsRear Reading Lamps
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seatStorage compartment under load area floor
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorstouchpad
Touchpad illuminationTwin front cupholders
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control 

Packs

Mirror package - A ClassSeat comfort pack - A Class

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetActive brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assistBlack seatbelts
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windowsCrash responsive emergency lighting
Driver and passenger head and side airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
ESP curve dynamic assistESP with ASR
Front and rear seatbelt reminderTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindow airbags

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless Go
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function 

Technical

Lowered comfort suspension 

Trim

Dark carbon fibre interior trim 

Wheels

17" 10 spoke light alloy wheels painted in vanadium silverTirefit sealant kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)129Noise Level dB(A)68
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1325Compression Ratio10.6:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)72Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)37.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.3Badge Power136
Coin SeriesSport ExecutiveInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0720E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %67Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.2Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1460Top Speed134

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style10 SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1440Length4419
Wheelbase2729Width1796
Width (including mirrors)1992 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43Gross Vehicle Weight1865
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1210Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)370
Max. Loading Weight515Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked675
Minimum Kerbweight1350No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class now offers a stronger proposition to buyers in the premium compact segment. Jonathan Crouch checks out the fourth generation version.

Ten Second Review

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 now the option of a saloon body style too.

Background

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.

Driving Experience

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. 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.

Design and Build

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.

Market and Model

Prices for mainstream models start at around £26,000, which gets you either the A180d diesel variant or the petrol A200. There are three trim levels - 'SE', 'Sport' and 'AMG Line'. There's a choice of five-door hatch or four-door saloon models. The saloon requires a premium of around £2,000 over the hatch and has a slimmed-down engine range - A180d, A200, A220 4MATIC and A250. 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.

Cost of Ownership

The economy champion of course, is the A180d variant, which exhales just 108g/km of CO2, while only drinking a gallon of fuel on the combined cycle every 68.9 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 A200d manages 67.3mpg and 110g/km. And the A220d returns 65.7mpg and 114g/km. As for the petrol engines, well the A200 in manual form manages 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and 133g/km of CO2, figures that improve to 55.3mpg and 120g/km if you go for auto transmission. The auto-only A250 2.0-litre petrol variant manages 45.6mpg and 141g/km. 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.

Summary

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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£299
Deposit£299
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2%
Cash price£25,745
Arnold Clark deposit£2332
Credit amount£23,114
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£11,744
Total amount payable£26,396
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Representative APR3.9%
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