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Brand New Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250e AMG Line Premium Edition 4dr Auto

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From £37,170
£1999 deposit
£469 per month

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Ultrasonic sensors positioned in the front and rear bumpers10.25" Digital instrument cluster display screen
10.25" media display180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
Acoustic ambient protectionActive parking assist with visual and audible warning of detected obstacles
Attention assistBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Car wash modeCruise control + speed limiter
Direct steeringDual bluetooth interfaces
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)ECO start/stop function
Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluidHard-disk navigation
Hey Mercedes Voice activationLamp failure indicator
MBUX augmented reality for navigationMBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenanceMercedes me remote services
Outside temperature gaugeOwners manual in English
Pre-installation for car sharingPreinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
Remote and charging services plusService indicator (ASSYST)
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android autoSpeed sensitive power steering
Trip computer 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

7.4 kW monophase on board chargerComfort suspension
Rear axle multi-link 

Entertainment

10 speakers2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
DAB Digital radioMercedes-Benz advanced sound system - 225W

Exterior Features

4 Electric Front and Rear windowsAdaptive brake lights
AMG bodystyling - Front apron with splitter in chrome, rear apron with chrome trim and chrome visible trim elements in tailpipeBlack weather strip
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour side skirtBody coloured door mirrors
Edition badging on the front wingsElectric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
Exclusive diamond radiator grilleExhaust system - Twin visible tailpipes in polished stainless steel
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activationHeated glass rear windscreen + timer control
High gloss black beltlineLED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lampPrivacy glass
Radio aerialRain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
Rear fog lightsWindow line trim strip in high gloss black

Interior Features

3 pin charging cable plug3 Spoke flat bottom leather multi function steering wheel with perforated leather in grip area
40:20:40 split folding rear seatsArtico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with contrast stitching in light grey
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorBlack air vents with surround in silver chrome
Black roof liningBrushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
Charging socketController on centre console with chrome surround
Floor mats with black top stitching and embroidered edition logo and piping in light greyFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front seat backs luggage netsFront seat cushion length adjustment
Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheelHeated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated front door sills with changeable cover
Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lightingInterior mirror with reading lamps in black and frameless
ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seatsManual height adjustable front seats
Mode 3 charging cable 11 kWPre-entry climate control
Rear armrest with 2 cupholdersRear head restraints
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seatSports seats with adjustable head restraints
Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable coverSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Touchpad on center consoleTwin front cupholders
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control 

Packs

Light and sight pack - A ClassMirror package - A Class
Night pack - A Class Saloon/HatchbackSeat comfort pack - A Class

Passive 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 reminderFront brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
Perforated front brake discsRadar based regeneration
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless entry lock/unlock
Keyless GoRemote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Urban guard vehicle protection system with immobiliser and interior protection 

Trim

Matrix look light longitudinal grain aluminium trim element 

Wheels

18" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels aerodynamically optimised painted in black with highsheen finishSummer 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

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh15.6Battery Charge Slow kW2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage10-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)330
Battery Charge Fast kW7.4Battery Charge Fast Percentage10-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)195Battery Charge Rapid kW22
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage10-100Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)105
Battery TypeLithium-ionNEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km14.8
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles39WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max12.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min11.5WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min4.2WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb17.7
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb3.5WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb71
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb44 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.01HC0.16
Noise Level dB(A)65NOx0.013
Particles0.001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb23 

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 DeliveryTWIN TURBO
Gears8 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb6.3WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High6.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High5.4WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low8.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium6.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb44.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High44.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High52.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low33.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium46.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb282.5

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.3
Badge Power218Based On ID91603
Coin DescriptioneCoin SeriesAMG Line Prem Ed
Generation Mark3Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0732E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.7Engine Power - BHP218
Engine Power - KW160Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT332
Engine Torque - MKG45.9Engine Torque - NM450
Engine Torque - RPM1620Top Speed149

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1458Length4549
Wheelbase2729Width1796
Width (including mirrors)1992 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight2175
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)345Max. Loading Weight475
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1700
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

If you're looking at an upper-spec Mercedes A-Class, you have to consider this A 250e plug-in version, thinks Jonathan Crouch.

Ten Second Review

Mercedes introduces A-Class buyers to plug-in hybrid technology with this A 250e variant. It can travel up to 44 WLTP-rated miles on a single charge that can be completed from 10-100% in just an hour and 45 minutes from a 7.4kW garage wallbox. And the 1.33-litre petrol engine and 75kW electric motor produce a sprightly 215hp total output, yet a super-low 25g/km CO2 reading. In short, if you can afford it, this Mercedes is easy to like.

Background

The forthcoming and ever-more stringent European emission regulations are going to cost manufacturers not well advanced in electrification an awful lot of money in punitive fines. Mercedes though, now has plenty of electric tech on offer to drive down its group CO2 reading. Its EQ Power brand covers almost every kind of electrification, from mild hybrids and full-EVs in the company's larger models to the space-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain that fits into this maker's more compact cars. It's that latter PHEV tech we're looking at here, specifically as applied to the Stuttgart manufacturer's smallest model, the A-Class. The model in question, the A 250e, shares the same plug-in powertrain as the GLA, the B-Class and the CLA, a set-up that right now just happens to set the segment standard. But can it here justify a significant price premium over conventional petrol and diesel A-Class variants? Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

The job's been done properly here. Rather than electrify one of its older engines, as Volkswagen has with its rival Golf GTE, Mercedes has here developed a much more bespoke unit, a 1,332cc petrol powerplant that manages to put out as much as 218hp. That figure combines the 160hp of this model's 1.33-litre powerplant with a 75kW electric motor linked to a 15.6kWh lithium-ion battery. These power sources collectively generate a pretty potent system pulling power figure of 450Nm. So, not surprisingly, performance is sprightly, 62mph dispatched in just 6.6s en route to 146mph. You have to have front wheel drive and an 8-speed 8G-DCT dual clutch auto transmission. Of most interest to a potential PHEV buyer though, will be this model's projected WLTP all-electric driving range - up to 44 miles (compare that to the 36 mile claim of a rival Golf GTE). Obviously, you won't get anywhere near that figure if you regularly approach the quoted all-electric top speed of 87mph. An 'Electric' drive programme keeps the car in battery drive unless the accelerator pedal's kickdown function is used. In the 'Electric' programme, the energy recovery level can also be selected via paddles behind the steering wheel. The paddles on the steering wheel enable the selection of five different recuperation levels ('DAUTO', 'D+', 'D', 'D-' and 'D--'). The usual additional 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual' mode settings are also available. According to the given requirements, the driver is thus able to give priority to electric driving, place the emphasis on driving dynamics or give preference to combustion mode in order to save electric range, for example.

Design and Build

This A 250e's PHEV set-up is all very cleverly packaged. An innovative exhaust system layout explains the need for a relatively minimal reduction in boot capacity compared with a conventionally-engined A-Class model. The exhaust ends in a centrally positioned outlet under the vehicle floor, with the rear silencer housed in the transmission tunnel. Integrating the fuel tank into the axle installation space creates additional room beneath the rear seats for the high-voltage battery. Otherwise, it's much as it would be in any other A-Class and there's the choice of either hatch or Saloon body shapes. Visual differentiators as to this variant's plug-in status are limited to subtle badging. And inside, the cabin is unchanged, save for extra 'Electric' and 'Battery Level' menus in the MBUX infotainment system. As with any A-Class, in standard spec, you get a couple of 7.0-inch infotainment screens - one in front of the driver for the instruments and a centre-dash one for the infotainment functions. Pay extra and you can have both these displays uprated to 10.3-inches in size. And in the back? Well a six-footer might still struggle a little to sit behind another adult of similar height but overall, there's significantly more room for knees and legs than you might expect. If that's not enough, then you can choose this same powertrain in Mercedes' B-Class compact 5-seat MPV. We mentioned boot space earlier: at 310-litres, it's 60-litres down on the 370-litre figure of the standard hatch. For the Saloon, the capacity figure is 345-litres.

Market and Model

Mercedes has priced this A 250e plug-in at about the same level as the top A-Class diesel, the 190hp A 220d, so you're looking at needing around £33,000. That's for the hatch version; you'll need around £600 more for the alternative Saloon body style. For trim, you'll need to choose one of the 'AMG Line' variants. There's 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Executive', 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus'. Standard kit across the range includes LED headlights, heated front seats and Thermatronic two-zone air conditioning. Infotainment's taken care of by a couple of 7-inch screens that feature the MBUX multimedia system with its 'Mercedes me' connectivity and the 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated virtual assistant. 'AMG Line' trim includes 18-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels, privacy glass, an AMG body styling kit, ARTICO/DINAMICA sports seats with red contrast stitching and carbon interior trim. Disappointingly, you have to stretch to pricier 'AMG Line Executive' spec to get basics like front and rear parking sensors and smartphone integration, a trim level that also includes wireless charging and a 10.25-inch central media display.

Cost of Ownership

The 15.6kWh battery can be charged with AC or DC current via a socket located in the right-hand side wall of the vehicle. This A 250e can be charged at a 7.4kW wallbox with alternating current (AC) within 1 hour 45 min from 10-100%. Keep everything charged up and Mercedes reckons that 90% of regular commuting journeys can be completed without using the petrol engine. One important comfort feature is the pre-entry climate control prior to starting a journey, which reduces energy usage and can also be activated conveniently by smartphone. The quoted WLTP combined cycle fuel figure is 256.8mpg and WLTP CO2 emissions are rated up to 25g/km. That means a 6% BiK tax rating; compare that to 28 or 30% for a conventional diesel or petrol-powered A-Class. The MBUX infotainment system assists the driver in finding charging stations. Just start a search simply by saying "Hey Mercedes, find charging stations nearby". Via the 'Mercedes me Charge' system, drivers of this plug-in hybrid model can optionally obtain access to one of the world's largest charging networks, with over 300 different operators in Europe alone (municipalities, car parks, motorways, shopping centres, etc.). Thanks to navigation, Mercedes-Benz customers can find these stations easily and can gain convenient access to the charging stations via the Mercedes me Charge card, the Mercedes me App or directly from the car. No separate contracts are necessary for this: apart from simple authentication, customers benefit from an integrated payment function with simple billing after they have registered their payment method once. Each charging process is booked automatically. The individual charging processes are clearly listed in a monthly invoice.

Summary

The engineering here is compelling: if you were shopping further up the A-Class range, it's certainly difficult to see why you'd buy an A 220d diesel variant for the same sort of money as is being asked here. It's just a pity that Mercedes doesn't feel able to offer this technology with its lower, more affordable trim levels. Still, you pay for plug-in sophistication and it won't escape the attention of the growing number of buyers in this segment that an A 250e will go nearly 20% further on an electric charge than a rival Volkswagen Golf GTE. As usual with Plug-ins, there's lots to like about the PHEV formula if you can afford the asking price for it; superb refinement, clean emissions that lead to super-low BiK taxation and the appealing prospect of largely fuel-free commuting mileage. Ultimately, it's all about whether you can justify the up-front cost. But we still think this A 250e could make more sense than a conventional model once you add up whole-life costs on a finance deal. And in return for that outlay, you'll get a premium package in return.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
60%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
60%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£469
Deposit£1999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.78%
Cash price£37,170
Arnold Clark deposit£524.66
Credit amount£34,646.34
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£18,375
Total amount payable£43,420.66
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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