Mercedes Benz Mercedes Benz A Class Amg Hatchback Special Editions A35 4Matic Executive Edition 5dr Auto

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Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Speed sensitive power steering
Cruise control + speed limiter
Service indicator (Active Service System)
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Direct steering
Attention assist
7" colour screen in instrument panel
Wireless charging
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Hard-disk navigation
10.25" media display
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
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
ECO start/stop function
DYNAMIC SELECT with driving programs (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
Pre-installation for car sharing
Dual bluetooth interfaces
Owners manual in English
Lane keeping system
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
AMG performance suspension
Rear axle multi-link
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
BUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W
Rear wiper
Privacy glass
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Automatic headlights
Body colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrors
Adaptive brake lights
High gloss black beltline
Rear fog lights
Black weather strip
4 Electric Front and Rear windows
Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lamp
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Wider wheel arches for AMG wheels
Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
LED High level third brake light
AMG Sports exhaust system with two round tailpipes attached in rear apron
AMG Front apron with flics as air deflector elements on the outer air intakes
AMG Rear apron with specific diffuser look with four vertical fins and two round chrome plated tailpipe trim elements with a diameter of 90 mm
AMG radiator grille with twin blade lamella and AMG Lettering
Window line trim strip in high gloss black
Front wings wheel arches with TURBO 4MATIC lettering
AMG spoiler lip on roof
AMG bodystyling - Front apron with splitter in chrome, rear apron with chrome trim and chrome visible trim elements in tailpipe
Radio aerial
Trim elements on louvres in outer air inlets in high gloss black
Rear side wing doors
Heated front seats
Rear head restraints
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Manual height adjustable front seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Front seat backs luggage nets
Black roof lining
Twin front cupholders
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
3 seat bench in 2nd row
AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather
Sports seats with integrated headrests
Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
Front seat cushion length adjustment
Controller on centre console with chrome surround
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
Touchpad on center console
Front door sills with AMG lettering
Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
Silver coloured aluminium gear shift paddles on steering wheel
Floor mats with stitched edging and AMG lettering
Black air vents with surround in silver chrome
ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seats
Interior mirror with reading lamps in black and frameless
Single front passenger seat
Seat comfort pack - A Class
Light and sight pack - A Class
Mirror package - A Class
AMG night pack - A Class
Anti lock brake system with Brake Assist
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Dual stage driver/passenger airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Electronic Stability Program with Anti Skid Control
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Electronic parking brake
Drivers knee airbag
Window airbags
Black seatbelts
Active bonnet
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Crash responsive emergency lighting
ESP curve dynamic assist
Driver and passenger head and side airbags
Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
Perforated front brake discs
Front brake calipers with AMG lettering
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Keyless Go
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Urban guard vehicle protection system with immobiliser and interior protection
Light aluminium with longitudinal grain interior trim
Summer tyres
Tirefit sealant kit
19" AMG multi-spoke high gloss black painted light alloy wheels with high sheen finish
18" AMG 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with a high sheen finish
CO2 197
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1991
Compression Ratio 1992
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 490
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 32.50
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1991
Badge Power 306.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 4.55
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 4.70
Engine BHP 306.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1580
Engine Torque 400.00
Top Speed 155
Front Tyres 225/45 R18
Rear Tyres 225/45 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1405
Length 4436
Wheel Base 2729
Width 1797
Fuel Tank Size 51.00
Weight 2070
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1580
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

With all-wheel drive and a potent 306hp power output, the AMG-engineered A 35 4MATIC hot hatch will give its brand a stronger presence in the core part of the hot hatch segment. If you want a very quick hatchback that can do almost everything, is this where you should start your search?

Background

Mercedes became credible in the hot hatch segment back in 2013 when it announced the AMG-engineered A 45 4MATIC, offered first with 355hp, then later with 381hp. The only problem was that in terms of power and price, this car sat rather above the core part of the hot hatch segment, the faster part of which is represented by cars like the Audi S3, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Honda Civic Type-R, all of which campaign with around 310-320hp. When the fourth generation A-Class model was launched in the Spring of 2018, Mercedes decided it would offer a broader-based offering to hot hatch buyers. The A 45 would be retained (with over 400hp) for folk in search of a super hatch, but core sales would be garnered by a new derivative - the one we're going to look at here, the 306hp A 35 4MATIC.

Driving Experience

Of course, there will be some who accuse Mercedes of little originality. A small, expensive, German hatch that directs over 300bhp through all four wheels is, to many, an Audi S3 or a VW Golf R. That may well be the case, but if there's one thing that Mercedes has discovered in its competition with its German premium brand neighbours, it's that there's usually space in any given market for several manufacturers, as they all have different buyer profiles. This A 35 is a niche sell for sure, but that's only because of its price. Any petrolhead worth their salt would want to get behind the wheel of this one. It's technically intriguing. The engine seems to be a slightly re-fettled version of the four-cylinder powerplant that's found in the humbler A250 model, but much has been changed to reliably achieve that 306hp power output and 400Nm of torque. Power goes to all four wheels via a 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission and the A 35 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds (about the same as the original version of the A 45 could manage). Buyers get much the same 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system as you'd find in the AMG-GT sportscar, with "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport +" and "Individual" settings. The AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system directs up to 50 per cent of torque to the rear wheel to ensure a playful bias to the car's handling and guarantees a rapid getaway.

Design and Build

All the key elements of premium Mercedes hot hatch design are in evidence here - there's also a saloon variant on offer too. With both versions, distinguishing features at the front include a radiator grille with twin louvres, an AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes and a front splitter and silver chrome trims on the louvres in the outer air intakes. From the side, you'll notice aerodynamically optimised 18-inch light-alloy wheels in a twin-spoke design and special AMG Line side sill panels. The back view is dominated by a rear apron with a sporty diffuser insert, the spoiler lip on the roof and the two round tailpipe trims. Inside, there are seat covers in Artico man-made leather with Dinamica microfibre in black, red contrasting stitching and red belts. Red piping on the microfibre Dinamica trim element and ventilation nozzles with a red ring add further accents. Like lesser new-generation A-Class models, this one features the MBUX multimedia system. Smart centre-dash infotainment screen presentations underline the clear control structure and feature brilliant maximum-resolution 3D graphics. And this display blends into that for the Widescreen Cockpit screen that replaces conventional instrument dials. For the dials, you can select a 'Supersport mode' with a central, round rev counter and additional information presented in the form of bars to the left and right of the rev counter.

Market and Model

There's a choice of hatch or saloon body shapes and A 35 4MATIC prices start at just over £35,500, so it's much more accessible than the old (or new) A 45 models. But most likely buyers will probably want to spend more. The optional 'AMG Executive equipment line' package adds a 10.25-inch media display, heated front seats, a parking package including Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, a leather package and a mirror package including electrically folding exterior mirrors and automatically-dimming driver's side mirror and rear-view mirror. The 'AMG Premium equipment line' package builds on this with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, illuminated door sills, keyless entry, a mid-range sound system and a rear armrest. Push your spend up towards £40,000 and you can have you're A 35 with the 'AMG Premium Plus equipment line' package which, in addition to the pack features just mentioned, adds a Burmester surround sound system, electrically-adjustable front memory seats, a Panoramic glass sunroof and Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus. Go for one of these packages and you'll also be offered an optional 'Driving Assistance package' of camera-driven safety equipment, including Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Braking Assist with a cross-traffic function, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Lane-change Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Steering Asist, Evasive Steering Assist, Pre-Safe Plus and route-based speed adjustment.

Cost of Ownership

You might need to keep some self-control when faced with the options list if you're not to put the kibosh on residual values. BMW and Audi have both realised that their super high performance smaller cars tend to be in big demand on the used markets, despite being relatively expensive to run in terms of fuel and other consumables. Mercedes claims an average fuel economy figure of 38.7mpg for the A 35. Clearly this figure will head south if you use the throttle pedal as intended, but it's hard to argue with the 167g/km emissions figure. Insurance cover may well be a different matter. What else? Well, we'll tell you that the comprehensive three year warranty is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash.

Summary

The A 35 represents such an obvious product development that you wonder why Mercedes didn't introduce such a car into the previous generation A-Class range. Take everything that's great about the top A 45 model, then make it a little more accessible, both in terms of power and price. The result is a car which really can furnish the brand with a platform to go stalking the likes of Volkswagen, BMW and Audi. Everything's been beautifully engineered, from the AMG 4MATIC four-wheel drive system to the seven-speed twin-clutch gear change and the fiendishly clever multi-mode ESP stability control system: it all combines to offer the driver time and space to act. This is automotive evolution happening before us, the distillation of everything Mercedes knows about performance cars into one small package. It's all there. The hand-built AMG engine, the manic performance balanced with class-leading safety systems. An interior that looks as if you've spent over £50,000 on your car. All-weather ability that leaves the rest standing. If you want what is arguably the most consummately-engineered hot hatch in the volume part of the segment and can afford this one, then you have to consider it.

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Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Speed sensitive power steering
Cruise control + speed limiter
Service indicator (Active Service System)
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Direct steering
Attention assist
7" colour screen in instrument panel
Wireless charging
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Hard-disk navigation
10.25" media display
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
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
ECO start/stop function
DYNAMIC SELECT with driving programs (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
Pre-installation for car sharing
Dual bluetooth interfaces
Owners manual in English
Lane keeping system
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
AMG performance suspension
Rear axle multi-link
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
BUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W
Rear wiper
Privacy glass
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Automatic headlights
Body colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrors
Adaptive brake lights
High gloss black beltline
Rear fog lights
Black weather strip
4 Electric Front and Rear windows
Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lamp
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Wider wheel arches for AMG wheels
Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
LED High level third brake light
AMG Sports exhaust system with two round tailpipes attached in rear apron
AMG Front apron with flics as air deflector elements on the outer air intakes
AMG Rear apron with specific diffuser look with four vertical fins and two round chrome plated tailpipe trim elements with a diameter of 90 mm
AMG radiator grille with twin blade lamella and AMG Lettering
Window line trim strip in high gloss black
Front wings wheel arches with TURBO 4MATIC lettering
AMG spoiler lip on roof
AMG bodystyling - Front apron with splitter in chrome, rear apron with chrome trim and chrome visible trim elements in tailpipe
Radio aerial
Trim elements on louvres in outer air inlets in high gloss black
Rear side wing doors
Heated front seats
Rear head restraints
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Manual height adjustable front seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Front seat backs luggage nets
Black roof lining
Twin front cupholders
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
3 seat bench in 2nd row
AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather
Sports seats with integrated headrests
Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
Front seat cushion length adjustment
Controller on centre console with chrome surround
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
Touchpad on center console
Front door sills with AMG lettering
Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
Silver coloured aluminium gear shift paddles on steering wheel
Floor mats with stitched edging and AMG lettering
Black air vents with surround in silver chrome
ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seats
Interior mirror with reading lamps in black and frameless
Single front passenger seat
Seat comfort pack - A Class
Light and sight pack - A Class
Mirror package - A Class
AMG night pack - A Class
Anti lock brake system with Brake Assist
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Dual stage driver/passenger airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Electronic Stability Program with Anti Skid Control
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Electronic parking brake
Drivers knee airbag
Window airbags
Black seatbelts
Active bonnet
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Crash responsive emergency lighting
ESP curve dynamic assist
Driver and passenger head and side airbags
Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
Perforated front brake discs
Front brake calipers with AMG lettering
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Keyless Go
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Urban guard vehicle protection system with immobiliser and interior protection
Light aluminium with longitudinal grain interior trim
Summer tyres
Tirefit sealant kit
19" AMG multi-spoke high gloss black painted light alloy wheels with high sheen finish
18" AMG 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with a high sheen finish
CO2 197
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1991
Compression Ratio 1992
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 490
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 32.50
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1991
Badge Power 306.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 4.55
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 4.70
Engine BHP 306.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1580
Engine Torque 400.00
Top Speed 155
Front Tyres 225/45 R18
Rear Tyres 225/45 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1405
Length 4436
Wheel Base 2729
Width 1797
Fuel Tank Size 51.00
Weight 2070
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1580
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

With all-wheel drive and a potent 306hp power output, the AMG-engineered A 35 4MATIC hot hatch will give its brand a stronger presence in the core part of the hot hatch segment. If you want a very quick hatchback that can do almost everything, is this where you should start your search?

Background

Mercedes became credible in the hot hatch segment back in 2013 when it announced the AMG-engineered A 45 4MATIC, offered first with 355hp, then later with 381hp. The only problem was that in terms of power and price, this car sat rather above the core part of the hot hatch segment, the faster part of which is represented by cars like the Audi S3, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Honda Civic Type-R, all of which campaign with around 310-320hp. When the fourth generation A-Class model was launched in the Spring of 2018, Mercedes decided it would offer a broader-based offering to hot hatch buyers. The A 45 would be retained (with over 400hp) for folk in search of a super hatch, but core sales would be garnered by a new derivative - the one we're going to look at here, the 306hp A 35 4MATIC.

Driving Experience

Of course, there will be some who accuse Mercedes of little originality. A small, expensive, German hatch that directs over 300bhp through all four wheels is, to many, an Audi S3 or a VW Golf R. That may well be the case, but if there's one thing that Mercedes has discovered in its competition with its German premium brand neighbours, it's that there's usually space in any given market for several manufacturers, as they all have different buyer profiles. This A 35 is a niche sell for sure, but that's only because of its price. Any petrolhead worth their salt would want to get behind the wheel of this one. It's technically intriguing. The engine seems to be a slightly re-fettled version of the four-cylinder powerplant that's found in the humbler A250 model, but much has been changed to reliably achieve that 306hp power output and 400Nm of torque. Power goes to all four wheels via a 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission and the A 35 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds (about the same as the original version of the A 45 could manage). Buyers get much the same 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system as you'd find in the AMG-GT sportscar, with "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport +" and "Individual" settings. The AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system directs up to 50 per cent of torque to the rear wheel to ensure a playful bias to the car's handling and guarantees a rapid getaway.

Design and Build

All the key elements of premium Mercedes hot hatch design are in evidence here - there's also a saloon variant on offer too. With both versions, distinguishing features at the front include a radiator grille with twin louvres, an AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes and a front splitter and silver chrome trims on the louvres in the outer air intakes. From the side, you'll notice aerodynamically optimised 18-inch light-alloy wheels in a twin-spoke design and special AMG Line side sill panels. The back view is dominated by a rear apron with a sporty diffuser insert, the spoiler lip on the roof and the two round tailpipe trims. Inside, there are seat covers in Artico man-made leather with Dinamica microfibre in black, red contrasting stitching and red belts. Red piping on the microfibre Dinamica trim element and ventilation nozzles with a red ring add further accents. Like lesser new-generation A-Class models, this one features the MBUX multimedia system. Smart centre-dash infotainment screen presentations underline the clear control structure and feature brilliant maximum-resolution 3D graphics. And this display blends into that for the Widescreen Cockpit screen that replaces conventional instrument dials. For the dials, you can select a 'Supersport mode' with a central, round rev counter and additional information presented in the form of bars to the left and right of the rev counter.

Market and Model

There's a choice of hatch or saloon body shapes and A 35 4MATIC prices start at just over £35,500, so it's much more accessible than the old (or new) A 45 models. But most likely buyers will probably want to spend more. The optional 'AMG Executive equipment line' package adds a 10.25-inch media display, heated front seats, a parking package including Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, a leather package and a mirror package including electrically folding exterior mirrors and automatically-dimming driver's side mirror and rear-view mirror. The 'AMG Premium equipment line' package builds on this with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, illuminated door sills, keyless entry, a mid-range sound system and a rear armrest. Push your spend up towards £40,000 and you can have you're A 35 with the 'AMG Premium Plus equipment line' package which, in addition to the pack features just mentioned, adds a Burmester surround sound system, electrically-adjustable front memory seats, a Panoramic glass sunroof and Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus. Go for one of these packages and you'll also be offered an optional 'Driving Assistance package' of camera-driven safety equipment, including Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Braking Assist with a cross-traffic function, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Lane-change Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Steering Asist, Evasive Steering Assist, Pre-Safe Plus and route-based speed adjustment.

Cost of Ownership

You might need to keep some self-control when faced with the options list if you're not to put the kibosh on residual values. BMW and Audi have both realised that their super high performance smaller cars tend to be in big demand on the used markets, despite being relatively expensive to run in terms of fuel and other consumables. Mercedes claims an average fuel economy figure of 38.7mpg for the A 35. Clearly this figure will head south if you use the throttle pedal as intended, but it's hard to argue with the 167g/km emissions figure. Insurance cover may well be a different matter. What else? Well, we'll tell you that the comprehensive three year warranty is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash.

Summary

The A 35 represents such an obvious product development that you wonder why Mercedes didn't introduce such a car into the previous generation A-Class range. Take everything that's great about the top A 45 model, then make it a little more accessible, both in terms of power and price. The result is a car which really can furnish the brand with a platform to go stalking the likes of Volkswagen, BMW and Audi. Everything's been beautifully engineered, from the AMG 4MATIC four-wheel drive system to the seven-speed twin-clutch gear change and the fiendishly clever multi-mode ESP stability control system: it all combines to offer the driver time and space to act. This is automotive evolution happening before us, the distillation of everything Mercedes knows about performance cars into one small package. It's all there. The hand-built AMG engine, the manic performance balanced with class-leading safety systems. An interior that looks as if you've spent over £50,000 on your car. All-weather ability that leaves the rest standing. If you want what is arguably the most consummately-engineered hot hatch in the volume part of the segment and can afford this one, then you have to consider it.

All leased vehicles must be returned fully maintained within manufacturer's recommended guidelines. Below is an estimated cost comparison of what you might have to pay based on your requested contract terms.
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  • No unexpected maintenance costs
  • Protection from rising inflation costs

What’s included?

  • Mechanical and electrical repairs or replacements, including associated parts and labour due to fair wear and tear
  • Bulbs, Batteries, Exhausts, Cam belts, Wiper blades, Alternators, Starter Motors
  • MOT tests
  • Premium Branded tyre replacements including valve and balance*

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