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Brand New Mercedes-Benz A Class A200 Sport 4dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines7" colour screen in instrument panel
7" touchscreen media displayActive lane keep assist
Attention assistBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Cruise control + speed limiterDirect steering
Dual bluetooth interfacesDYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
ECO start/stop functionFluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
Hard-disk navigationHey Mercedes Voice activation
Lamp failure indicatorMercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Outside temperature gaugeOwners manual in English
Service indicator (ASSYST)Trip computer

Entertainment

2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center consoleDAB Digital radio
MBUX multimedia systemMercedes-Benz sound system - 100W

Exterior Features

4 Electric Front and Rear windowsAdaptive brake lights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour side skirtBody coloured door mirrors
Chrome beltlineDiamond radiator grille with black pins with one louvre in silver + chrome insert
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicatorsExhaust system - Twin visible tailpipes in polished stainless steel
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activationHeated glass rear windscreen + timer control
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lightsLED tail lamp
LED third brake lightRain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
Rear fog lightsWindow line trim strip in chrome

Interior Features

3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Artico man-made leather/Fleron fabric upholsteryAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Black air vents with surround in silver chromeBlack roof lining
Controller on centre console with chrome surroundFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front comfort seats with adjustable head restraintsFront door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Front seat backs luggage netsFront seat cushion length adjustment
Height/reach adjustable steering columnISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seats
Manual height adjustable front seatsRear head restraints
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seatSpectacles compartment for driver
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsTouchpad on center console
Twin front cupholdersTwo zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
Velour floor mats 

Packs

Light and sight pack - 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 silverSummer tyres
Tirefit 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)124Noise Level dB(A)69
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb148
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max148WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min131

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1332Compression Ratio10.6:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)72.2Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8EC Urban (mpg)39.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.1WLTP - MPG - Comb47.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max43.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High47.9WLTP - MPG - High54.3
WLTP - MPG - Low35.3WLTP - MPG - Medium46.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.3Badge Power163
Coin SeriesSportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.3Engine Power - BHP163
Engine Power - KW120Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1620Top Speed143

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

Height1446Length4549
Wheelbase2729Width1796
Width (including mirrors)1992 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43Gross Vehicle Weight1900
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)420Max. Loading Weight535
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked680Minimum Kerbweight1365
No. of Seats5Turning 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 Saloon

The A-Class Saloon offers an interesting proposition to buyers who'd like a compact four-door Mercedes but have no need to stretch up to a C-Class. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

Mercedes wants its A-Class to meet a wide cross-section of customer needs. That's why as part of this fourth generation model line-up, the company has brought us this Saloon body style. To compensate for the lack of a hatch, you get a little extra rear seat room and a big 420-litre boot. And arguably, a little extra style.

Background

You'd have thought that the market for really compact premium brand saloons might be a little bigger than it is. Normal 'D'-segment premium brand four-door models like the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class have, after all, become fairly expensive in recent times, with prices starting at well over £30,000. Think £35,000 in fact, to get what you probably want. If in contrast, you could get much the same thing for around £28,000 fully kitted-out, that'd have to be an interesting proposition for middle managers. Wouldn't it? Audi thought so, launching its A3 saloon in 2015. But BMW didn't respond at all and Mercedes fielded only its CLA four-door Coupe - which wasn't quite the same thing. Now though, Mercedes has done the job properly, taking the opportunity represented by the introduction of the fourth generation A-Class range to bring us a proper notchback four-door A-Class Saloon. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

The A-Class Saloon range is based around two key engines, with others scheduled for the future. Both are front-driven and use only the brand's 7G-DCT dual-clutch auto transmission. The entry-level A200 variant is likely to be most popular featuring a 1.4-litre 163hp unit. The diesel alternative is the A180d, which puts out 116hp. What else do you need to know? Well the suspension is the usual torsion beam 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

This Saloon A-Class model is 130mm longer than its hatch stablemate, but sits on the same wheelbase. The long wheelbase version of this four-door is limited to the Chinese market. The standard wheelbase model for Europe gets a modular two-part rear bumper and what Mercedes calls a 'muscular and sensual' shoulder line. Inside up-front, it is of course exactly the same as in an A-Class hatch. 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. Obviously, this saloon variant differs from the hatch versions more in the rear. The roofline isn't so swept back as to limit headroom, while the wide-opening doors allow easy access. Mercedes claims there's class-leading headroom in the back. It'll still be tight for three adults though. The boot, which offers 420-litres of space, is 50-litres bigger than that of the hatch, though has a narrower opening.

Market and Model

You'll pay around £1,500 more for this Saloon body style. That means a starting price of around £28,000 for either the A200 petrol model or the A180d diesel, assuming you go for base 'Sport' form; there's a £1,200 premium for more dynamic 'AMG Line' spec. The 'Sport' models feature twin seven-inch displays including a central touchscreen with MBUX multimedia system with 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. There's also comfort suspension, a DAB radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, 'Artico' and Fleron fabric upholstery, automatic two-zone climate control, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist and a Keyless-Go starting function. 'AMG Line' customers will benefit from 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, an AMG body styling kit, 'Artico' and Dinamica microfibre upholstery and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. This fourth generation A-Class is well connected. Navigation functions, for example, can 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 110g/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 body kits of more dynamic-looking versions. If you plan on adding the extra features, then economy will obviously take a hit. As for the petrol engine, well the A200 manages 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and 121g/km of CO2. 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 the A180d diesel is the sensible option for high resale figures. With that in mind, something like a 'Sport'-spec A180d model might well represent the sweet spot of the range.

Summary

You can see how this Saloon A-Class variant might carve out a useful niche for itself. You get smart looks, a decently-sized boot and a class-leadingly sophisticated cabin that no rival model can match. Running cost efficiency is top-notch and, despite the front-driven format, there's pretty much all the warm feel of quality that comes with any model bearing the famous Three-Pointed Star. In short, if you can't quite stretch to a C-Class, then this might be a tempting option.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* 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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