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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£1,399 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Velour floor mats, Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control, ESP curve dynamic assist, Lowered comfort suspension, Hey Mercedes Voice activation, Direct steering, ECO start/stop function, Outside temperature gauge...

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MPG

Combined - 53 mpg EC Extra Urban - 66 mpg EC Urban - 40.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

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Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

The fourth generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class offers an even stronger proposition to buyers in the premium compact hatch segment. If you define luxury in terms of technology, you're going to like it a lot. The engines are all new this time round and one of them is the 1.3-litre petrol unit we decided to test in the A200 variant featured here.

Background

This fourth generation A-Class model, according to its maker, 'completely refines modern luxury in the compact class' - quite a claim. The brand thinks that this 'modern luxury' is now partly defined by technology, so that gets a key focus thanks to the introduction of a completely new 'MBUX' ('Mercedes-Benz User eXperience') infotainment set-up, built into sophisticated cabin design that instantly makes rivals look dated. There's an all-new range of efficient petrol and diesel engines too, all of it sat on a fresh 'MFA2' platform that will underpin a whole future generation of compact Mercedes models. This makes possible the 30mm wheelbase increase needed to release extra cabin and luggage space. Plus there's autonomous driving tech, a new era of headlamp technology and another step forward to terms of safety provision. This then, is the compact hatch that Audi and BMW feared Mercedes might build. But both will be developing products to beat it. What kind of benchmark will this A-Class set for them to aspire to? Let's find out at the wheel of the popular 1.3-litre A200 petrol variant.

Driving Experience

This fourth generation A-Class builds on the sporty-handling legacy of its predecessor. We don't think the 'Direct-Steer' steering system's quite as feelsome as it was before, but it still enables you to place the car where you'd want through the curves and really enjoy this Mercedes if you're a keen driver. Body roll's kept well in check and you're favoured with prodigious grip that's impressively untroubled by mid-corner bumps. Thanks partly to this model's slightly longer, slightly more sophisticated MFA2 platform, ride quality is a match for the premium segment competition - but could be better. And would have been had Mercedes not decided to equip all mainstream variants with low-cost torsion beam rear suspension rather than a more sophisticated multi-link rear set-up. As for engines, well the popular versions get engines developed by Mercedes in conjunction with its European Alliance partner Renault. As before, there's a 116hp 1.5-litre diesel for the popular A 180d derivative - or a couple of 1.3-litre petrol units: either the 136hp engine fitted to the base A 180. Or the variant we've decided to try, the 163hp A 200, which features cylinder deactivation technology. That's with a manual gearbox, but it's the 7G-DCT automatic that most buyers will probably choose. This self shifter improves the 0-62mph sprint time slightly to 8.0s.

Design and Build

There's a choice of either hatch or Saloon body styles. In profile, this model is visually extended by its longer wheelbase and a sharp character line that runs from nose to tail below the glass house. The wing mirrors are now mounted mid-way along it, rather than being integrated into the windscreen pillar, and the bonnet slopes down more heavily than it did with the previous car, emphasising what Mercedes hopes is a more dynamic, upright front end. The real story here though, is what lies within. Sure enough, it'll be like nothing you've ever previously sat in when it comes to a car of this class, the key change being the lack of the kind of cowled instrument binnacle that almost every other car on the market has to have. Instead, two elongated square colour TFT screens are provided, one for the centre-dash infotainment system, the other for the dials you view through the sophisticated three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. These monitors are both 7-inches in size as standard, but can be upgraded - as here - to 10.25-inches in size if you pay extra. The central one is your main interface for the brand's new 'MBUX' ('Mercedes-Benz User eXperience') multimedia system, which includes hard disc sat nav and the brand's latest - but sometimes rather frustrating - 'Hey Mercedes' voice control system. In the back, 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 there was before. And the boot? Well at 370-litres in size, it's 29-litres bigger than the trunk of the previous model.

Market and Model

As before, most A-Class variants will be sold in the £25,000 to £35,000 bracket. There's a choice of five-door hatch or Saloon body styles and three basic levels of trim - 'SE', 'Sport' and 'AMG Line', with an emphasis on the latter two spec levels further up the range. The base A 180 1.3-litre 136hp petrol model is your cheapest way into A-Class motoring, but if you can afford to stretch up to and beyond the £25,000 price point, then your options widen. This kind of money gets you either the more sophisticated engine of the A 200 1.3-litre 163hp petrol version we tried, priced from around £27,000. Or what's usually been the best seller in the A-Class line-up, the A 180d 1.5-litre 116hp diesel variant. As before, a very large proportion of models will be sold with automatic transmission, an improved '7G-DCT' 7-speed unit. Where an auto gearbox is optional - as it is for example, on the volume A180 and A200 petrol models - it's a £1,600 option; we had it on our A 200 test car. As standard, all variants get 7-inch instrument binnacle and centre dash infotainment screens. You'll have to pay extra for an 'Executive' or a 'Premium' pack if you want the larger 10.25-inch screens we tried. Other standard kit includes 16-inch alloy wheels and the upholstery is trimmed in a combination of fabric and 'ARTICO' man-made leather. Navigation's standard too, as is a DAB radio, air conditioning, cruise control with a speed limiter, a reversing camera and a multi-function leather-stitched steering wheel.

Cost of Ownership

So to the WLTP figures. The A 200 in manual or auto form manages up to 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and 135g/km of CO2 - or up to 47.1mpg and 136g/km in auto form. 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. As usual with one of the Stuttgart brand's models, there's an ASSYST PLUS dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due. For reference, servicing is usually required every 15,500 miles or every year, whichever comes first. Fixed price servicing is available across the range and most buyers opt for the Mercedes ServiceCare plan that could cost you as little as about £28 a month based either on a two-service/two year deal, three years with three services or four years with four services. Whatever package you opt for, it'll cover the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash. It's also worth mentioning that the optional 'Mercedes me' connect services package includes remote self-diagnostic capability, enabling you're a-Class to monitor wear and tear items and alert your local dealer to let you know if something needs seeing to.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Polar white
  • Solid paint
  • Artico man-made leather/Fleron fabric - Black

Body Glass

  • Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
  • 4 Electric Front and Rear windows
  • Rear wiper
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings

Brakes

  • ESP curve dynamic assist
  • Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
  • Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • ESP with ASR
  • Electronic parking brake

Chassis/Suspension

  • Lowered comfort suspension

Communication

  • Hey Mercedes Voice activation
  • Dual bluetooth interfaces
  • Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link

Driver Aids

  • Direct steering
  • Active park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensors
  • 180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Attention assist
  • Active lane keep assist
  • Car wash mode
  • Ultrasonic sensors positioned in the front and rear bumpers
  • Mercedes me remote services
  • Active parking assist with visual and audible warning of detected obstacles

Driver Convenience

  • ECO start/stop function

Driver Information

  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • 7" colour screen in instrument panel
  • Lamp failure indicator
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • Trip computer
  • Owners manual in English
  • Wireless charging
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Pre-installation for car sharing
  • Pre-installation for Vehicle Monitoring
  • Pre-installation for Vehicle Setup

Driving Mirrors

  • Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
  • Body coloured door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Dark carbon fibre interior trim

Entertainment

  • MBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
  • DAB Digital radio
  • 2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
  • Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W
  • 6 speakers

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour side skirt
  • Chrome beltline
  • Diamond radiator grille with black pins with one louvre in silver + chrome insert
  • Window line trim strip in chrome
  • Exhaust system - Twin visible tailpipes in polished stainless steel
  • Black weather strip
  • Radio aerial

Exterior Lights

  • Rear fog lights
  • LED third brake light
  • LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lamp
  • Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
  • Adaptive brake lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
  • Black air vents with surround in silver chrome

Interior Features

  • Black roof lining
  • 3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
  • Artico man-made leather/Fleron fabric upholstery
  • Controller on centre console with chrome surround
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Front seat backs luggage nets
  • Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
  • Twin front cupholders
  • Gearshift paddles on steering wheel
  • Touchpad on center console
  • Interior mirror with reading lamps in black and frameless

Interior Lights

  • Ambient Lighting

Packs

  • Mirror package - A Class
  • Light and sight pack - A Class
  • Seat comfort pack - A Class

Safety

  • Driver and passenger head and side airbags
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Window airbags
  • Active bonnet
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Crash responsive emergency lighting
  • Black seatbelts
  • Urban guard vehicle protection system with immobiliser and interior protection

Seats

  • Manual height adjustable front seats
  • Front seat cushion length adjustment
  • Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear head restraints
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • Front comfort seats with adjustable head restraints
  • ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seats

Security

  • Keyless Go
  • Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser

Transmission

  • Rear axle torsion beam

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels

  • Summer tyres

Wheels - Alloy

  • 17" 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels painted in matt black with a high sheen finish

Wheels - Spare

  • Tirefit sealant kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.2
  • Engine Power - BHP 163
  • Engine Power - KW 120
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
  • Engine Torque - NM 250
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1620
  • Top Speed 140

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