Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
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 £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
"This brand new A Class model is leading the small hatchback market with the latest innovation and technology in motor vehicles. This exciting new model from Mercedes-Benz delivers a sensational driving and user experience compared to its competitors. A Mercedes-Benz designed for the future!"
Paul Morris, General Sales Manager
Mercedes-Benz of Ascot
|Heated rear window with timer|
|Electric front windows|
|Electric rear windows|
|Rain sensor windscreen wipers|
|Hill start assist|
|ABS with Brake Assist|
|ESP with ASR|
|Electronic parking brake|
|Lowered comfort suspension|
|Voice control system|
|Radio aerial integrated into roof spoiler|
|Active park assist with parktronic system|
|Speed sensitive power steering|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Active lane keep assist|
|Park assist pilot with front and rear park assist|
|DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)|
|Warning lamp for direction indicators|
|Low fluid warning light|
|External temperature gauge|
|Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)|
|Bulb failure indicator|
|Mercedes connect me with remote online services|
|10.25" media display|
|Electric folding door mirrors|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Auto dimming driver's door mirror|
|Electric adjustable heated door mirrors|
|Body coloured door mirrors|
|Chrome air vent surrounds|
|Carbon fibre interior trim|
|MBUX Multimedia system including digital instrument cluster and phone mirroring|
|2 usb ports in centre console|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Twin Trapezoidal tailpipes|
|Chrome weather strip|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Body colour side skirt|
|Diamond radiator grille in black with one louvre in silver + chrome insert|
|High level third brake light|
|LED daytime running lights|
|LED rear lights|
|Rear fog lights|
|Adaptive brake lights|
|Dual zone automatic climate control|
|Artico leather upholstery|
|Illuminated cup holders|
|Illuminated storage compartment|
|3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheel|
|Controller on centre console with chrome surround|
|Storage compartment under load area floor|
|Front centre armrest with storage compartment|
|Height/reach adjustable steering column|
|Luggage compartment cover|
|Front seat backs luggage nets|
|Front door sills with Mercedes lettering|
|Twin front cupholders|
|Gearshift paddles on steering wheel|
|Load securing rings in luggage compartment|
|Interior door handle illumination|
|Front and rear reading lights|
|Oddments tray lighting|
|Seat comfort pack - A Class|
|Front side airbags|
|Occupancy sensor for passenger seat|
|Child proof door locks|
|Front head airbags|
|Warning triangle and first aid kit|
|Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|3 rear 3 point seatbelts|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Front and rear seatbelt reminder|
|Crash responsive emergency lighting|
|Height adjustable front seats|
|Front head restraints|
|Isofix rear child seat preparation|
|Heated front seats|
|Rear head restraints|
|Adjustable head restraints|
|1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats|
|Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor|
|Remote central locking|
|Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser|
|Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" 10 spoke light alloy wheels painted in vanadium silver|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tirefit sealant with electric air pump|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
Mercedes-Benz is a company often portrayed as being deeply conservative, though in fact, no other manufacturer has such a record of innovation. Today, the brand is bolder, more forward-thinking and younger in feel, attributes very much in evidence in this fourth generation version of its smallest A-Class model. This car's now pitched even more directly against sporty premium compact family hatches like Audi's A3 and BMW's 1 Series thanks to key new driving features, plus sharper looks, extra media connectivity and greater efficiency. It's a step forward.
Want a case study in how to change brand perception? You're looking at it right here with this fourth generation Mercedes A-Class. This car aims to make this famous marque one that more younger buyers could consider. As before, we're told to regard this A-Class as what the market calls a 'compact premium family hatchback' - in other words, a Focus or Astra-sized car with superior quality and a bit of extra badge equity. It's the kind of very profitable product that all the mainstream makers wish they could sell but which is primarily defined by this car and its two closest competitors, the Audi A3 and BMW's 1 Series. The frumpy first and second generation A-Class contenders didn't really threaten these two rivals in any meaningful way, but this car's MK3 model predecessor really did. With its successor, Mercedes has sharpened up the looks, improved interior space and dialled in a great deal more safety and media connectivity.
From launch, the A-Class range is based around three key engines, with others scheduled for the future. The entry-level A200 variant is likely to be most popular featuring a new 1.4-litre 163hp unit available with either 6-speed manual or 7G-DCT dual-clutch auto transmission. Rest to 62mph in the manual model takes 8.2s. Next up is the A250, which uses a 2.0-litre petrol powerplant developing 224bhp and is only offered with the 7G-DCT auto 'box but is available with Mercedes' 4MATIC AWD system. Rest to 62mph here takes 6.2s. The diesel alternative is the A180d, which puts out 116hp and uses the 7G-DCT auto gearbox. What else do you need to know? Well the suspension is the usual torsion beam rear set-up on most models, but if you go for a variant with 4MATIC AWD, you'll get a more sophisticated multi-link rear set-up. The 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system is standard, as usual enabling you to tweak steering feel and throttle response. At extra cost, adjustable damping can be added into it. Some of the autonomous driving capability from larger Mercedes models has been built into this one, meaning that, in certain situations, your A-Class, if appropriately equipped, will effectively be able to drive itself on dual carriageways at cruising speeds.
Design and Build
From the outside, this fourth generation A-Class delivers a more progressive design with a low bonnet and flat, more angular LED headlamps. The car is visually extended by its now longer wheelbase and a smart character line along the side. The bonnet slopes down more heavily than in the preceding model series, emphasising the more dynamic, upright front. Larger wheel arches housing bigger rims (ranging from 16 to 19 inches) help too, making this A-Class sit more squarely on the road. The premium hatch has a wider look at the rear end thanks to a more heavily waisted greenhouse and at the rear, there are slim, two-section tail lights. It's the interior that sees the really big changes though. The usual instrument binnacle cowl has been completely dispensed with, so the wing-shaped main body of the dashboard can extend from one front door to the other with no visual discontinuity. A virtual instrument screen (of either 7-inches or 10.25-inches in size) replaces the usual dials and can be joined with a centre-dash infotainment display (again either 7-inches or 10.25-inches in size) to create one continuous monitor, much as you get in larger Mercedes models. That extra wheelbase means more interior space - and the 370-litre boot is 29-litres larger than before too.
Market and Model
Prices for mainstream models start at around £26,000 or the A180d diesel variant, rising to £27,500 for the petrol A200 and just over £30,000 for the petrol A250. There are three trim levels - 'SE', 'Sport' and 'AMG Line'. Every model comes well equipped. The entry-level 'SE' trim features twin seven-inch displays including a central touchscreen with MBUX multimedia system featuring 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. Plus there's comfort suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, a DAB radio, Artico man-made leather and Bertrix fabric upholstery, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist, a Keyless-Go starting function and air conditioning. The 'Sport' trim line adds LED high performance headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, Artico and 'Fleron' fabric upholstery and automatic climate control. 'AMG Line' customers will benefit from 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, an AMG bodystyling kit, Artico and Dinamica microfibre upholstery and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. This fourth generation A-Class is much better connected than before. Navigation functions, for example, can now be based on traffic feedback from so-called 'Car-to-X communication' where information gets fed in from other similarly-equipped road users. As usual, there's a dowloadable 'Mercedes Me' app that connects you into your car and can tell you things like local fuel prices or the availability of parking spaces at your destination.
Cost of Ownership
The economy champion of course, is the A180d variant, which exhales just 108g/km of CO2, while only drinking a gallon of fuel on the combined cycle every 68.9 miles. With respectable performance figures, it's a tempting package - albeit one that in its standard form, forgoes the big wheels and aggressive bodykits of more dynamic-looking versions. If you plan on adding the extra features, then economy will obviously take a hit. As for the petrol engines, well the A200 in manual form manages 51.4mpg 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 auto-only A250 2.0-litre petrol variant manages 45.6mpg and 141g/km. 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. Just remember that a mid-range diesel is the sensible option for high resale figures. With that in mind, something like a mid-spec A180d model might well represent the sweet spot of the range. On the other hand, an 4MATIC petrol variant with every option thrown at it will lose a lot more of its value over the years.
Floor mats, Heated rear windscreen with timer control, ESP curve dynamic assist, Lowered sports suspension, Voice activation, Active park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensors...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||10.5|
|Engine Power - BHP||116|
|Engine Power - KW||85|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||4000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||192|
|Engine Torque - MKG||26.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||260|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||111 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||70|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||67.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||72.4|
|EC Urban (mpg)||60.1|
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You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
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This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.
One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on
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Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for
private individuals. This
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