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2014 (14) Mercedes-Benz A Class A180 [1.5] CDI SE 5dr Auto

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Kirkcaldy)
Only £15,988
£2398 deposit
£273.61 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attention assistBluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Bulb failure indicatorCollision prevention assist
External temperature gaugeLow fluid warning light
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)Speed sensitive parameter assisted steering
Trip computer 

Entertainment

USB port 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome beltline
Daytime running lightsElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Headlamp assistHeated rear window with timer
Radiator grille with 2 louvres in body colourRear wiper

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V power socket in centre console
3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheelAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Centre console with cupholdersCloth/artico leather upholstery
Footwell lightsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front head restraintsFront sport seats
Gearshift paddles on steering wheelHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated gloveboxIsofix rear child seat preparation
Leather gearshiftLoad securing rings in luggage compartment
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Rear head restraintsSeat cushion angle adjustment

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 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/immobiliserRemote central locking

Technical

Comfort suspension 

Trim

Chrome air vent surroundsMatrix effect trim

Wheels

Tirefit 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

CO0.249CO2 (g/km)103
HC+NOx0.16Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.144Particles0.0007
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

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
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)70.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)61.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power109
Coin DescriptionCDICoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers 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 Mileage15600Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.6Engine Power - BHP109
Engine Power - KW80Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT192
Engine Torque - MKG27Engine Torque - NM260
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed118

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style10 SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1433Length4292
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 Weight535Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked710
Minimum Kerbweight1425No. 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 A180d

Hanker after a Mercedes-Benz but hate being parted with your money? The entry-level diesel A180d model is the car for you. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes A180d might well be a car you'd never previously considered if you were maybe looking at a Focus or an Astra. If you can downsize one notch, you get a car that's cheaper to run, better built inside and comes with some sophisticated technology that makes it feel like money extremely well spent.

Background

Let's press the rewind button back to, say, 2005. Back then, you could buy a Mercedes A180 CDI with a 109bhp diesel engine. It managed 52 miles from a gallon of derv, which would have set you back 95 pence per litre. Almost a decade on, you can still buy a Mercedes A180 diesel and it still develops 109bhp. With diesel fuel at £1.20 pence per litre at the time of going to press, the latest A180d would need to manage around 75mpg on the combined cycle in order to work out cheaper than its 2005 predecessor. That it can manage 80.7mpg clearly demonstrates that technology can, in certain instances, even outpace the avarice of oil companies. What's more, this improved third generation A-Class is smarter, safer, better built, more comfortable and packed with features that would only have been in a hazy future concepts stage back in 2005. It's a class act and one that presents a real challenge to rivals and a real tempter for those who always thought buying and running a Mercedes-Benz was out of their reach.

Driving Experience

The Mercedes A180d develops exactly the same power output as the conventional A180 CDI ECO model it replaces but its engine gets numerous changes to improve efficiency. Do these change the way the car drives? Not markedly. The old A180 CDI was never exactly a tarmac scorcher and the 180d model's 11.3 second sprint to 62mph and 118mph top end still makes it appear a little pedestrian. Still, sacrifices do need to be made in order to achieve such excellent economy and emissions figures but you'd be wrong to condemn the A180d as a dull outing as a result. While it's certainly not quick in a straight line, there's fun to be had here; something you couldn't really level at its predecessors. Like other A Class models, the steering is sharp and well-weighted, the manual gearbox is crisp and positive, the brakes are reassuring, front end grip is very good and body control is better than such a tall car has any right to deliver. The 1.5-litre engine delivers its 258Nm of torque from just 1,750rpm, so you won't need to rev it too hard to get instant acceleration.

Design and Build

This third generation A-Class delivered a design that was longer, wider and lower than before, with sharply defined edges and tautly-drawn convex and concave surfaces which seem to constantly change as the light catches them. With this facelifted version, not too much has changed in this regard, except at the front where there's a smarter, more angular front bumper below a standard 'diamond' front grille. At the rear, the exhaust pipes are now integrated into the rear bumper while the tail-lights are revised. Overall, though the changes may be subtle, they do sharpen up the styling nicely. Inside, the interior has been upgraded with smarter instrument dial housings, more seat adjustment, sleeker metal switches, plus a fresh choice of materials and dash trims. Higher end variants also benefit from a larger 8" touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone integration. This system is an option on lower models. Boot space remains competitive at 341-litres.

Market and Model

A180d buyers get two trim choices - standard and SE. Both include get air conditioning, electric windows al round, a trip computer, a decent quality CD stereo with 6 speakers, a tablet-style 5.8-inch colour infotainment display and Bluetooth and USB inputs. The wheels are perhaps the only part of the car that look as if they could benefit from having a bit of money thrown at them, but be aware that going for a set of alloys bigger than the 16-inch ten-spoke rims that the A180d comes with will see your fuel economy dip a little. Options packages include a Lane Tracking Package with blind spot and lane keeping assist systems, a Memory Package with memory seats and mirrors that can be configurable to three individual settings, plus a Light and Sight package which features rain sensing wipers and illuminated door sills, vanity mirrors and a whole host of other interior lighting. Safety is well taken care of as standard, with features including Collision Prevent Assist, an active bonnet, electronic stability control, a brake pad wear warning, twin front, side, and curtain airbags as well as a driver's knee bag. There's also attention assist and tyre pressure monitoring.

Cost of Ownership

The A180d turns in some excellent cost of ownership figures. We've already mentioned the fact that it'll register 80.7mpg on the combined cycle, with emissions of a mere 89g/km. This means you won't have to pay any road tax and the low Benefit In Kind company car tax band will attract business users. The asking price of around £22,000 looks reasonable value given the amount of equipment you get and resale values of this latest A-Class have held up very well. You'll need to be a little careful when choosing options to protect those residuals but otherwise there's little to worry about here. Expect to pay well under 50 pence per mile to run this car over a three year/36,000 mile ownership tenure. That you can spend about the same asking price on a Ford Focus diesel that will cost around 55ppm to run demonstrates that Mercedes is offering a viable alternative to the mainstream badges here.

Summary

The Mercedes-Benz A180d is a very interesting vehicle. We normally think of Mercedes as a company that's all about power and prestige, but here's a car that makes a diesel Ford Focus look expensive to run and feels like a product several notches removed in terms of quality and sense of occasion. Yes, it's a smaller car than a Focus and that may well be an issue but it's hardly cramped inside and comes with safety features that family buyers will certainly value. So if you thought you were in the market for a Ford, a Vauxhall or a Renault, it's worth doing the sums, taking a test drive and seeing whether the Mercedes A180d will work for you. We're betting it will and we'd also wager that you wouldn't regret your decision to buy it. Just try it. You'll see.

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
90%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£273.61
Deposit£2398
Term (months)60
Cash price£15,988
Credit amount£13,590
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£18,815.60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

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