Mercedes Benz Mercedes Benz A Class Hatchback Special Editions A180 AMG Line 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
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
BUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
ECO start/stop function
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
Pre-installation for car sharing
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
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
Lowered comfort suspension
Rear axle torsion beam
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
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
Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
LED High level third brake light
Window line trim strip in high gloss black
Exhaust system - Twin visible tailpipes in polished stainless steel
AMG bodystyling - Front apron with splitter in chrome, rear apron with chrome trim and chrome visible trim elements in tailpipe
Radio aerial
Exclusive diamond radiator grille
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
Front door sills with Mercedes Benz lettering
Twin front cupholders
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
3 seat bench in 2nd row
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
3 Spoke flat bottom leather multi function steering wheel with perforated leather in grip area
Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
Touchpad on center console
Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
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
Floor mats with black top stitching and embroidered edition logo and piping in light grey
Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with contrast stitching in light grey
Single front passenger seat
Seat comfort pack - A Class
Light and sight pack - A Class
Mirror package - A Class
Night pack - A Class Saloon/Hatchback
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
Front brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
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
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
Matrix look light longitudinal grain aluminium trim element
Summer tyres
Tirefit sealant kit
18" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels aerodynamically optimised painted in black with highsheen finish
CO2 137
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1332
Compression Ratio 1992
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 515
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 47.10
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1332
Badge Power 136.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.52
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.80
Engine BHP 136.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1365
Engine Torque 200.00
Top Speed 134
Front Tyres 225/45 R18
Rear Tyres 225/45 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1440
Length 4419
Wheel Base 2729
Width 1796
Fuel Tank Size 43.00
Weight 1880
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1365
Towing Weight Unbraked 680
Number Of Seats 5

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. There's the option of a saloon body style too.

Background

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.

Driving Experience

On to engines. In the petrol range, the entry-level A 180 variant is likely to be popular, featuring a 1.4-litre 136hp unit available with either 6-speed manual or 7G-DCT dual-clutch auto transmission. This same engine's offered in the A 200 with 163hp, which manages rest to 62mph (in the manual model) in 8.2s. Next up is the A 250, which uses a 2.0-litre petrol powerplant in a 224hp state of tune, manages rest to 62mph in 6.2s and is only offered with a 7G-DCT auto 'box. Mercedes also offers an A 250e petrol plug-in hybrid variant, which uses a 1.33-litre petrol engine mated to a 75kW electric motor linked to a 15.6kWh battery and offers 44 miles of WLTP-rated electrified driving range. There are three diesel alternatives, all offered only as automatics. The first is the A 180d, which puts out 116hp and uses the 7G-DCT auto gearbox. Next up is the A 200d which has a 2.0-litre 150hp engine. Beyond that lies the top A 220d, which tunes the same unit up to 190hp. The A 200d and A 220 use an 8G-DCT auto. At the top of the range are the two Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre petrol turbo hot hatch variants. There's the A 35 4MATIC which offers a potent 306hp. And the A 45 S 4MATIC+, which has 421hp. 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, you're a-Class, if appropriately equipped, will effectively be able to drive itself on dual carriageways at cruising speeds.

Design and Build

There's a choice of five-door hatch or saloon body shapes. Either way, 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. This MK4 design 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 with the hatch, the 370-litre boot is 29-litres larger than before too.

Market and Model

Prices for mainstream models start at around £26,500, which gets you the petrol A180. There are five trim levels - 'Sport', 'Sport Executive', 'AMG Line Executive Edition', 'AMG Line Premium Edition' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus Edition'. There's a choice of five-door hatch or four-door saloon models. The saloon requires a premium of around £600 over the hatch. Every A-Class 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

Let's get to the WLTP figures. The economy champion of course, is the A 180d variant, which in base trim manual form exhales just 120g/km of CO2, while only drinking a gallon of fuel on the combined cycle every 61.4 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. The A 200d manages up to 58.9mpg in manual form and 134g/km. And the A220d auto returns up to 57.7mpg and 129g/km. As for the petrol engines, well the A 180 and A 200 in manual form both manage up to 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and 134g/km of CO2, figures that change to 47.1mpg and 135g/km if you go for auto transmission. The auto-only A 250 2.0-litre petrol variant manages 41.5mpg and 155g/km. The A 250e plug-in hybrid manages 256.8mpg and 25g/km of CO2. 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.

Summary

Mercedes turned things around with its third generation A-Class, recreating it into the kind of car a younger, sportier buyer could consider. This sleeker, more sophisticated, bigger and better connected fourth generation model version continues that theme and lays down quite a challenge to its Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series rivals. And in summary? Well those who can afford the asking prices and like the driving experience will find this contender sporty, self-assured and possessed of a feel-good factor that really does make you feel special if you've specced your chosen variant correctly. Which is exactly what owning a car of this kind should be all about.

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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
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
BUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
ECO start/stop function
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
Pre-installation for car sharing
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
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
Lowered comfort suspension
Rear axle torsion beam
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
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
Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
LED High level third brake light
Window line trim strip in high gloss black
Exhaust system - Twin visible tailpipes in polished stainless steel
AMG bodystyling - Front apron with splitter in chrome, rear apron with chrome trim and chrome visible trim elements in tailpipe
Radio aerial
Exclusive diamond radiator grille
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
Front door sills with Mercedes Benz lettering
Twin front cupholders
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
3 seat bench in 2nd row
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
3 Spoke flat bottom leather multi function steering wheel with perforated leather in grip area
Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
Touchpad on center console
Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
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
Floor mats with black top stitching and embroidered edition logo and piping in light grey
Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with contrast stitching in light grey
Single front passenger seat
Seat comfort pack - A Class
Light and sight pack - A Class
Mirror package - A Class
Night pack - A Class Saloon/Hatchback
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
Front brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
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
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
Matrix look light longitudinal grain aluminium trim element
Summer tyres
Tirefit sealant kit
18" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels aerodynamically optimised painted in black with highsheen finish
CO2 137
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1332
Compression Ratio 1992
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 515
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 47.10
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1332
Badge Power 136.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.52
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.80
Engine BHP 136.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1365
Engine Torque 200.00
Top Speed 134
Front Tyres 225/45 R18
Rear Tyres 225/45 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1440
Length 4419
Wheel Base 2729
Width 1796
Fuel Tank Size 43.00
Weight 1880
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1365
Towing Weight Unbraked 680
Number Of Seats 5

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. There's the option of a saloon body style too.

Background

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.

Driving Experience

On to engines. In the petrol range, the entry-level A 180 variant is likely to be popular, featuring a 1.4-litre 136hp unit available with either 6-speed manual or 7G-DCT dual-clutch auto transmission. This same engine's offered in the A 200 with 163hp, which manages rest to 62mph (in the manual model) in 8.2s. Next up is the A 250, which uses a 2.0-litre petrol powerplant in a 224hp state of tune, manages rest to 62mph in 6.2s and is only offered with a 7G-DCT auto 'box. Mercedes also offers an A 250e petrol plug-in hybrid variant, which uses a 1.33-litre petrol engine mated to a 75kW electric motor linked to a 15.6kWh battery and offers 44 miles of WLTP-rated electrified driving range. There are three diesel alternatives, all offered only as automatics. The first is the A 180d, which puts out 116hp and uses the 7G-DCT auto gearbox. Next up is the A 200d which has a 2.0-litre 150hp engine. Beyond that lies the top A 220d, which tunes the same unit up to 190hp. The A 200d and A 220 use an 8G-DCT auto. At the top of the range are the two Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre petrol turbo hot hatch variants. There's the A 35 4MATIC which offers a potent 306hp. And the A 45 S 4MATIC+, which has 421hp. 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, you're a-Class, if appropriately equipped, will effectively be able to drive itself on dual carriageways at cruising speeds.

Design and Build

There's a choice of five-door hatch or saloon body shapes. Either way, 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. This MK4 design 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 with the hatch, the 370-litre boot is 29-litres larger than before too.

Market and Model

Prices for mainstream models start at around £26,500, which gets you the petrol A180. There are five trim levels - 'Sport', 'Sport Executive', 'AMG Line Executive Edition', 'AMG Line Premium Edition' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus Edition'. There's a choice of five-door hatch or four-door saloon models. The saloon requires a premium of around £600 over the hatch. Every A-Class 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

Let's get to the WLTP figures. The economy champion of course, is the A 180d variant, which in base trim manual form exhales just 120g/km of CO2, while only drinking a gallon of fuel on the combined cycle every 61.4 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. The A 200d manages up to 58.9mpg in manual form and 134g/km. And the A220d auto returns up to 57.7mpg and 129g/km. As for the petrol engines, well the A 180 and A 200 in manual form both manage up to 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and 134g/km of CO2, figures that change to 47.1mpg and 135g/km if you go for auto transmission. The auto-only A 250 2.0-litre petrol variant manages 41.5mpg and 155g/km. The A 250e plug-in hybrid manages 256.8mpg and 25g/km of CO2. 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.

Summary

Mercedes turned things around with its third generation A-Class, recreating it into the kind of car a younger, sportier buyer could consider. This sleeker, more sophisticated, bigger and better connected fourth generation model version continues that theme and lays down quite a challenge to its Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series rivals. And in summary? Well those who can afford the asking prices and like the driving experience will find this contender sporty, self-assured and possessed of a feel-good factor that really does make you feel special if you've specced your chosen variant correctly. Which is exactly what owning a car of this kind should be all about.

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