Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 Sport Executive 5dr

Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 Sport Executive 5dr
Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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This video features the Mercedes-Benz A-Class range.

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 A180d derivative - or a couple of 1.3-litre petrol units: either the 136hp engine fitted to the base A180. Or the variant we've decided to try, the 163hp A200, 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

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 £23,000 to £30,000 bracket. There's a single five-door body style and three levels of trim - 'SE', 'Sport' and 'AMG Line', with an emphasis on the latter two spec levels further up the range. The base A180 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 A200 1.3-litre 163hp petrol version we tried. Or what's usually been the best seller in the A-Class line-up, the A180d 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 A200 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

The A200 in manual form manages 50.4mpg on the combined cycle and 133g/km of CO2, figures that improve to 55.3mpg and 120g/km if you go for auto transmission. 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 your 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*

  • Dual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)
  • Solid - Polar white
  • Solid - Jupiter Red
  • Solid paint
  • HDD Navigation system
  • Hard-disk navigation
  • Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
  • Artico leather - Black
  • Artico leather/Fleron fabric - Black
Specification
Body Glass
Heated rear windscreen with timer control
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Rear wiper
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Heated rear window with timer
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
Hill start assist
Chassis/Suspension
Lowered comfort suspension
Lowered sports suspension
Communication
Radio aerial integrated into roof spoiler
Voice activation
Voice control system
Driver Aids
Direct steering
Active park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensors
Direction indicators with lane change function
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
Speed sensitive power steering
Cruise control + speed limiter
Reversing camera
Attention assist
Active lane keep assist
Active park assist with parktronic system
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Driver Convenience
Stop/start system
Driver Information
Warning lamp for direction indicators
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
10.25" media display
Trip computer
Low fluid warning light
External temperature gauge
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)
Bulb failure indicator
Mercedes connect me with remote online services
Driving Mirrors
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
Electric folding door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Auto dimming driver's door mirror
Body coloured door mirrors
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Chrome air vent surrounds
Carbon fibre interior trim
Entertainment
MBUX multimedia system
MBUX Multimedia system including digital instrument cluster and phone mirroring
DAB Digital radio
2 usb ports in centre console
Exterior Body Features
Twin trapezoidal tailpipes in polished stainless steel
Chrome weather strip
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Body colour side skirt
Chrome beltline
Twin Trapezoidal tailpipes
Diamond radiator grille in black with one louvre in silver + chrome insert
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
High level third brake light
Headlamp assist
Adaptive brake lights
LED daytime running lights
LED headlights
LED rear lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
Air vents surround and cruciform nozzle in silver chrome
Dual zone automatic climate control
Interior Features
touchpad
Black roof lining
3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
Artico leather/Fleron fabric upholstery
Controller on centre console with chrome surround
Illuminated glovebox
Storage compartment under load area floor
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Luggage compartment cover
Black headlining
Front seat backs luggage nets
Front door sills with Mercedes lettering
Twin front cupholders
Artico leather upholstery
Gearshift paddles on steering wheel
Load securing rings in luggage compartment
Illuminated cup holders
12V socket
Illuminated storage compartment
3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheel
Interior Lights
Front reading lamps
Front footwell lights
Rear Reading Lamps
Front doors with ambient and signal light
Cup holder and stowage compartment lighting
Front signal exit lamp
Handle recess/closing light
Touchpad illumination
Front vanity lights
Exit lights
Reading lights
Interior door handle illumination
Oddments tray lighting
Footwell lights
Ambient Lighting
Front and rear reading lights
Packs
Mirror package - 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
Front side airbags
Occupancy sensor for passenger seat
Child proof door locks
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 head airbags
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Crash responsive emergency lighting
Seats
Manual height adjustable front seats
Front seat cushion length adjustment
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Heated front seats
Rear head restraints
Height adjustable front seats
Adjustable head restraints
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Front head restraints
Isofix rear child seat preparation
Security
Keyless Go
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Remote central locking
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Keyless ignition
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
17" 10 spoke light alloy wheels painted in vanadium silver
Wheels - Spare
Tirefit sealant kit
Tirefit sealant with electric air pump
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)8.2
Engine Power - BHP163
Engine Power - KW120
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1620
Top Speed140

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