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Brand New Mercedes-Benz A Class A220d Motorsport Edition Premium 5dr Auto

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From £34,500
£1999 deposit
£399 per month

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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 gaugeLow fluid warning light
Mercedes connect mePark assist pilot with front and rear park assist
Reversing cameraService indicator (ASSYST PLUS)
Speed dependent sports steering systemTrip computer

Entertainment

Harman/Kardon logic 7 surround sound system + 12 speakersUSB port

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG body styling
Auto dimming driver's door mirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Black door mirrorsBlack high gloss beltline
Body colour bumpers/green stripsBody colour door handles
Body colour side skirtDiamond radiator grille with chrome pins and gloss black louvre + chrome insert
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric folding door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Headlamp assistHeated rear window with timer
High beam assistLED daytime running lights
LED headlightsLED rear lights
Panoramic sliding sunroofPrivacy glass
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear wiper
Twin Trapezoidal tailpipes 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12 colour Ambient lighting
12V socket3 Spoke sports multifunction flat bottomed leather steering wheel
4 way adjustable lumbar supportAMG floor mats with petrol green stitching
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorBlack headlining
Brushed stainless steel sports pedalsDual zone automatic climate control
Electric front seats with memoryFootwell lights
Front and rear reading lightsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front head restraintsFront seat backs luggage nets
Front sport seatsGearshift paddles on steering wheel
Heated front seatsHeight adjustable front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated door sills
Illuminated gloveboxIlluminated storage compartment
Isofix rear child seat preparationLeather/Dinamica upholstery
Load securing rings in luggage compartmentLuggage compartment cover
Luggage net under rear parcel shelfParcel net in front passenger footwell
Rear head restraintsStorage compartment under front seats
Storage compartment under load area floorSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Twin front cupholders 

Packs

Seat comfort pack - A ClassStorage Pack - A Class

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetAdaptive brake system
Black seatbelt with petrol green edgingBrake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs
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 Go access/ignition system
Remote central locking 

Technical

Lowered suspension 

Trim

Black air vent surrounds with petrol green insertCarbon effect trim
Dashboard upper section in artico artificial leather 

Wheels

18" AMG multi spoke alloy wheels in black with rim painted greenTirefit 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

CO0.158CO2 (g/km)107
HC+NOx0.086Noise Level dB(A)73
NOx0.065Particles0.001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2143Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)99
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)56.5

General

Badge Engine CC2.1Badge Power177
Based On ID71919Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesMotorsport Ed PremInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %67
NCAP Safety Assist %86Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Special EditionTrue
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.5Engine Power - BHP177
Engine Power - KW130Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3600Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed139

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG MULTI SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1434Length4299
Wheelbase2699Width1780
Width (including mirrors)2022 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2010
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1157Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)341
Max. Loading Weight525Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked740
Minimum Kerbweight1485No. 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

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has traditionally sold to a high proportion of female motorists. But will this improved third generation version have as strong an appeal to the fairer sex? June Neary decides

Will It Suit Me?

Early generation versions of the Mercedes A-class offered the small 'Benz model that admirers of the brand had been waiting for. Prior to the arrival of this car, you had to stretch up to a C or an E-Class you get yourself ownership of something with the coveted Three-Pointed-Star upon the bonnet. First and second generation A-Class models proved to be a quiet success, especially with female buyers and small families - but the Stuttgart brand wanted to chase the big sales that its prestige rivals were getting with their compact models. So was planned the third generation A-Class that first launched in 2012. This car aimed to be a zippy urban tool also capable of undertaking regular longer journeys if necessary. It also tried to be a bit sassier, in order to attract those wanting something a little sportier. All of which had to be achieved without alienating the A-Class model's traditional core female/family clientbase. It was a tough brief, but somehow, Mercedes delivered on it and the result has been strong sales that have threatened the market dominance of premium compact hatches like the BMW 1 Series and the Audi A3. The only fly in the ointment was a rather over-firm standard of ride, something the brand has addressed with the revised A-Class model I'm looking at this week, a car that also gets a smarter look and greater efficiency.

Practicalities

Does this dinky Mercedes still suit the female motorist? Certainly, I liked the looks at first glance. Someone has thought long and hard about this car. The first time you climb into one, you'll be astonished at the way that the A-Class manages to pack so much into such a small exterior length - just under 4.3m. Its dimensions are similar to a regular Focus-sized family hatch and there's almost as much front and rear passenger space in this five-door-only design as you'll find in Mercedes' C-class saloon, plus a decent 341-litre luggage bay. One of the things I really noticed about this improved third generation model was the vastly upgraded interior. The cabin has been enhanced with smarter instrument dial housings, more seat adjustment, sleeker metal switches, plus a fresh choice of materials and dash trims. As before, the instrument panel is divided into a wing profile-type upper section and an solid lower section. Perhaps the most interesting design touch is what looks like an iPad sitting on the upper part of the centre console but which is in fact an integrated touch-screen system. Higher end variants get this display in a larger 8-inch size, with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone integration. This system is an option on lower models. The instrument cluster comprises two large round instruments, each of them with a small round instrument set within it. When at rest, the dial needles stand at 6 o'clock. The pointer inlays are generally white, although with the sportier design and equipment lines they are finished in red. The 3-spoke steering wheel comes with twelve function buttons and an electroplated bezel. It all feels beautifully built, in stark contrast to first and second generation A-Class models I remember trying. This improved third generation car is very different, featuring soft touch fascia surfaces, sleek switchgear and a glove compartment lid that closes like an Asprey's jewellery box rather than a CD case. As our Road Test Editor recently said, about the best compliment you can pay it is that it now actually feels much more like a Mercedes.

Behind the Wheel

Ride quality was always an issue in original MK3 model A-Class derivatives. Hence Mercedes' decision with this improved model to offer all variants from 'Sport' trim upwards with a 'DYNAMIC SELECT' drive dynamics system able to offer a softer 'Comfort' suspension setting at the press of a button. The set-up also offers 'Sport', 'Eco' and 'Individual' options, all of which, like the 'comfort' setting, also modify throttle, steering and auto gearchange response. Common to all models is the combination of direct injection and exhaust gas turbocharging, a more advanced combustion process and an efficient lean-burn system. The engine range is much as before, though small tweaks have been made to improve efficiency. At the foot of the petrol range lie the 122bhp A180 and 156bhp A200 models, with a 218PS A250 variant available for those seeking more power but not able to stretch up to the flagship Mercedes-AMG A45 4MATIC hot hatch version. Many though, will want a diesel, probably the frugally-minded A180d with 109bhp, but maybe also the A200d model with 136bhp. There's also an A220d derivative with 177bhp if you need more power but still want to fuel from the black pump. The engines can be combined either with the a six-speed manual transmission or, as an option, with the 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Value For Money

The A-class isn't cheap - but which Mercedes is? Prices start from around £21,000, but you can easily spend over £25,000 on one of these cars. So yes, it's pricier than that mainstream family hatchback you were considering - but you should get much of the difference back in better residual values at trade-in time.

Could I Live With One?

Certainly - if I could afford the car to start with. The A-class is still a classier way to buy into a compact car. I rather like it.

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

Finance this car

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£399
Deposit£1999
Term (months)48
Cash price£34,500
Arnold Clark deposit£4716.35
Credit amount£29,783.64
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£14,875
Total amount payable£38,753.35
Contract mileage20000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
APRFixed 4.8% APR representative

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