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Brand New Mercedes-Benz A ClassA180d Sport Edition 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" colour display screenAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneBulb failure indicator
Collision prevention assist plusDynamic drive mode selector
External temperature gaugeGarmin Map pilot navigation system with SD Card
Low fluid warning lightReversing camera
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay
Speed sensitive parameter assisted steeringSpeedtronic cruise control
Trip computer 

Entertainment

Media interfaceMercedes Audio 20 radio/single CD + telephone keypad
SD card slotUSB port

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome beltline
Diamond radiator grille in black with one louvre in silver + chrome insertElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Headlamp assistHeated rear window with timer
LED daytime running lightsLED Headlights
LED tail lightsPrivacy glass
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear wiper
Twin Trapezoidal tailpipes 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V socket
3 spoke perforated leather multifunction sports steering wheelARTICO leather/Maringa cloth upholstery
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorBlack headlining
Dual zone automatic climate controlFootwell lights
Front and rear reading lightsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front head restraintsFront sport seats
Height adjustable front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated door sillsIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated storage compartmentIsofix rear child seat preparation
Leather gearshiftLoad securing rings in luggage compartment
Luggage compartment coverRear head restraints
Storage compartment under load area floorSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Twin front cupholders 

Packs

Seat comfort pack - A Class 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetAdaptive brake system
Black seat beltsChild proof door locks
Crash responsive emergency lightingDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
ESP with ASRFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front head airbagsFront side airbags
Hill start assistOccupancy sensor for passenger seat
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless ignition
Remote central locking 

Technical

Comfort suspension 

Trim

Checked pattern trimChrome air vent surrounds

Wheels

17" 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

CO0.295CO2 (g/km)102
HC+NOx0.102Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.064Particles0.0002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1461Compression Ratio16.0:1
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)72.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)62.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power109
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesSport Edition
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714EManufacturers 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 Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1433Length4299
Wheelbase2699Width1780
Width (including mirrors)2022 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1960
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1157Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)341
Max. Loading Weight565Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked695
Minimum Kerbweight1395No. 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 hatch 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. It's a step forward.

Background

Want a case study in how to change brand perception? You're looking at it right here with this third generation Mercedes A-Class. Almost singlehandedly, this car has taken this famous marque and made it one a younger buyer could consider. Plus at the same time, this MK3 design has also paved the way for a whole new generation of compact models that have done wonders for the Stuttgart maker's bottom line. Time to check out this significantly revised version. 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

From launch, the A-Class range is based around three key engines, with others scheduled for the future. 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 A250, which uses a 2.0-litre petrol powerplant developing 224bhp and is only offered with the 7G-DCT auto 'box but is available with Mercedes' 4MATIC AWD system. Rest to 62mph here takes 6.2s. The diesel alternative is the A180d, which puts out 116hp and uses the 7G-DCT auto gearbox. 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, your A-Class, if appropriately equipped, will effectively be able to drive itself on dual carriageways at cruising speeds.

Design and Build

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. The premium hatch 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 the 370-litre boot is 29-litres larger than before too.

Market and Model

Prices for mainstream models start at around £26,000 or the A180d diesel variant, rising to £27,500 for the petrol A200 and just over £30,000 for the petrol A250. There are three trim levels - 'SE', 'Sport' and 'AMG Line'. Every 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. 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 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.

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 rate5.12%
Cash price£24,185
Arnold Clark deposit£3209.44
Credit amount£20,676.56
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£9475
Total amount payable£27,345.44
Contract mileage20,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR5.3%
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