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Brand New Mercedes-Benz A ClassA180d SE 5dr

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£1470 initial rental
£245 per month+ VAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" tablet style colour displayAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneBulb failure indicator
Collision prevention assist plusExternal temperature gauge
Low fluid warning lightReversing camera
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay
Speed sensitive parameter assisted steeringSpeedtronic cruise control
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersMedia interface
Mercedes Audio 20 radio/single CD + telephone keypadSD card slot
USB port 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome beltline
Daytime running lightsDiamond radiator grille in black with one louvre in body color + chrome insert
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsHeadlamp assist
Heated rear window with timerLED tail lights
Rear wiper 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V socket
3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheelAdjustable head restraints
Air conditioningArtico leather upholstery
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front door sills with Mercedes letteringFront head restraints
Grey headliningHeight adjustable front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated glovebox
Isofix rear child seat preparationLeather gearshift
Load securing rings in luggage compartmentLuggage compartment cover
Rear head restraintsStorage compartment under load area floor
Twin front cupholders 

Packs

Seat comfort pack - A Class 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetAdaptive brake system
Child proof door locksCrash responsive emergency lighting
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brakeESP with ASR
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront head airbags
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Occupancy sensor for passenger seatTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindow airbags

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless ignition
Remote central locking 

Technical

Lowered suspension 

Trim

Chrome air vent surroundsHoneycomb effect trim

Wheels

16" 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finishTirefit sealant with electric air pump
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.277CO2 (g/km)89
HC+NOx0.084Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.053Particles0.0003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1461Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)76Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)80.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)88.3EC Urban (mpg)72.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power109
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %67NCAP Safety Assist %86
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.3Engine Power - BHP109
Engine Power - KW80Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT192
Engine Torque - MKG26.5Engine Torque - NM260
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed118

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1418Length4299
Wheelbase2699Width1780
Width (including mirrors)2022 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1850
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1157Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)341
Max. Loading Weight465Max. Roof Load100
Minimum Kerbweight1385No. 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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

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 revised third generation version of its smallest A-Class model, sold between 2015 and 2017. This version of this model was pitched even more directly against sporty premium compact family hatches like Audi's A3 and BMW's 1 Series thanks to extra driving features, plus sharper looks, extra media connectivity and greater efficiency. How does it stack up as a used buy?

History

The third generation Mercedes A-Class made this famous marque one a younger buyer could consider. Its biggest problem though, following an original launch in 2012 was what had been one of the previous design's biggest attributes: ride quality. In their efforts to make this MK3 version sporty and dynamic, the development team also made the suspension fidgety and overly stiff. Rival BMW and Audi models could better this - and offer slightly more running cost efficiency and infotainment cleverness. Hence the need for the significantly revised third generation A-Class range the Stuttgart brand launched in the Autumn of 2015, the car we're going to look at here. With this improved design, Mercedes claimed to have addressed the ride quality issue by offering buyers the option of adaptive dampers working as part of a freshly-installed 'Dynamic Select' driving modes system. On top of that, A-Class buyers got more media connectivity features, along with a sleeker look and extra cabin quality. Plus most of the engines offered extra power and all were more efficient. It was all enough to keep the MK3 model A-Class very competitive for the last couple of years of its life until it was replaced by an all-new fourth generation model in the Spring of 2018.

What You Get

If you think of clever, forward-thinking British design as something belonging to your father's time, then check out one of these. This third generation A-Class model's original shape was styled by Englishman Mark Featherston, a graduate from Coventry University's School of Transport Design and the man who designed Mercedes' SLS AMG gullwing supercar. Modern, extrovert and quite radical, it was everything its predecessors weren't and few embellishments were needed in 2015 to keep this facelifted version looking fresh. As with the original version of this MK3 model, the pronounced front end has a prominent arrow-shape that, as part of the aesthetic revisions, was further emphasised by a re-styled bumper that looks particularly dynamic with the AMG bodystyling package. At the wheel, the cabin treatment is, if anything, even bolder than that of the bodywork. This is yet another interior inspired from the world of aviation, with your eye immediately drawn to the five circular air vents, styled to resemble jet engines and finished in 'cool touch' electroplated metal trim. The three grouped in the centre of the fascia sit below what remains a rather unusual touch, a free-standing Central Media Display. It looks like an iPad that's been bolted onto the upper part of the centre console as something of an after-thought. Actually though, it's a fully-integrated infotainment system that now offers far more sophisticated media connectivity via a larger 7 or 8-inch screen with much classier graphics. If you take a seat in the back, you'll find that the curve of the rear side windows and the amount that the rear wheel arches intrude into the door openings mean that getting in isn't quite as easy as it would be in, say, a Focus or a Golf. Once installed inside though, even a couple of six-footers should be reasonably comfortable, thanks to scalloped cut-outs at the back of the front seats. And the boot? Well the heavily styled rear light clusters do necessitate a rather narrow opening, but once you get your stuff inside, you'll find nearly as much space as you'd get in a rival A3 or a 1 Series - 341-litres with the rear seats up or 1,157-litres with them folded.

What to Look For

Though we came across plenty of happy A-Class buyers in our ownership survey of this revised MK3 model, inevitably, there were a few issues thrown up. A number of customers have complained of gearbox issues, advertised by gear section problems that gradually get worse and a dashboard warning light. Sorting this requires a control box change. What else? Well in one instance, one buyer's A-Class suffered an ECU cut-out that locked him out. In another, the engine control unit needed updating after ignition failure. There was a report of a shock absorber breaking. Another of front speaker problems. And another of difficulties with the rear wiper electronics. Surprisingly, we came across a number of buyers complaining of rattles, creaking seats and a squeaky clutch. Some also mentioned screeching brakes which one owner was told by Mercedes were 'characteristic' of this car: don't believe it. Look out for all these things on the test driver and check the main electrical functions of the car - plus have a good look at the alloy wheels to make sure that they're not kerbed or scratched. The small rear window means that reversing into spaces isn't that easy, so the changes of alloy wheel damage are probably higher than they would be normally - and this can be expensive to fix. In the highly unlikely event that some sort of engine problem presents itself, it would be expensive to repair because of the quality of the parts. On an older very high mileage car, you should have the timing belt replaced if it hasn't been already; should it not be replaced and it breaks, you expect a hefty bill and the engine compartment would be in bad shape if this were to happen.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2015 A180 ex VAT) An air filter is around £12, but a pair of brake discs can be anything from around £23 to around £66, depending on the brand you choose. Brake pads are in the £25 to £55 bracket. Oil filters sit in the £8 to £12 bracket. A radiator will be around £183, but a pricier brand item could be as much as £330. Wiper blades are around £10. And a water pump is around £105.

On the Road

On the move, the key change with this improved third generation A-Class model lay with the addition of a 'Dynamic Select' driving programme selector which allowed drivers to appropriately tweak steering and throttle settings - and alter gearshift timings too on models fitted with the 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic gearbox. Buyers of up-spec models can also alter suspension settings via this same system, provided they get themselves a car whose original owner paid extra for the 'selective damping' system. This helps resolve the rather fidgety ride that you get from this car in its standard form. The pay-off for that though, is class-leadingly taut handling and impressive body control through the bends. Engine-wise, Mercedes' main efforts with this MK3 model revision package centred around improving the efficiency of its diesel engines, hence the way the entry-level 1.5-litre A180d can return up to 80.7mpg on the combined cycle and 89g/km of CO2. Most went for the pokier 2.1-litre diesel offered in 136bp guise in the A200d, or in 177bhp form in the auto-only A220d variant, a car that was also offered with 4MATIC AWD. Petrol buyers get a 1.6-litre unit offered with either 122 or 156bhp depending on your choice between A180 or A200 derivatives. Otherwise, you're looking at one of the AMG-engineered 2.0-litre hot hatch variants - either the 218bhp A250 or the barnstorming 381bhp Mercedes-AMG A45 4MATIC model.

Overall

And in summary? Well those who can afford the asking prices and like the driving experience will find this hatch 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.

* 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.

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Monthly payment£245
Initial Rental£1470
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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