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Mercedes Benz A CLASS HATCHBACK A200 AMG Line 5dr

Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
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Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 AMG Line 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG47.10
  • 0-62mph8.2 secs
  • Top Speed140 mph
  • C02136 g/km
  • BHP163
  • Torque184 lbs/f
  • P11D28%

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.

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The Mercedes-Benz A-Class raises its game in fourth generation form, as Jonathan Crouch discovers at the wheel of the popular A200 variant.

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.

Summary

With the A-Class, Mercedes sets out to distil all that's exciting, fresh and modern about its brand into one dynamically compact premium package - and the sales figures seem to suggest that it's succeeded. We think this A200 petrol variant will be a popular choice in the range. And in summary? Well you're probably aware that most German models require you to spend plenty if you're going to experience all they have to offer: that's even more the case with this one. Without the fancy larger interior screens, this A-Class lacks a bit of its showroom uniqueness, a selling point that's vital for this car to have in the face of renewed competition from BMW, Audi and Volvo in this segment. Even so, those who can afford the asking prices will find this hatch 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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Exterior Features
Solid paint
4 Electric Front and Rear windows
Active aerodynamics with AIRPANEL in the front apron
Adaptive brake lights
AMG front, rear apron and side skirts
Blue tinted glass
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrors
Chrome beltline
Diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and silver louvre + chrome insert
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
Exhaust system - Twin trapezoidal tailpipes in polished stainless steel
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lamp
LED third brake light
Privacy glass
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear fog lights
Rear wiper
Trim
Dinamica microfibre trim in black
Driver Convenience
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
7" colour screen in instrument panel
7" touchscreen media display
Active lane keep assist
Attention assist
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Cruise control + speed limiter
Direct steering
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
ECO start/stop function
Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
Hard-disk navigation
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Lamp failure indicator
Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Outside temperature gauge
Radio aerial integrated into roof spoiler
Service indicator (ASSYST)
Speed sensitive power steering
Trip computer
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
Dual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)
MBUX multimedia system
Interior Features
12V socket
3 Spoke flat bottom leather multi function steering wheel with perforated leather in grip area
40/20/40 split folding rear seats
Air vents surround and cruciform nozzle in silver chrome
AMG floor mats with red stitching
Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with red contrast stitching
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Black roof lining
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
Controller on centre console with chrome surround
Cup holder and stowage compartment lighting
Freight packaging without tie-down hooks
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Front doors with ambient and signal light
Front footwell lights
Front reading lamps in left and right console downlighter
Front seat backs luggage nets
Front seat cushion length adjustment
Front signal exit lamp
Front vanity lights
Handle recess/closing light
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated glove compartment stowage
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Manual height adjustable front seats
Oddments tray lighting
Rear head restraints
Rear Reading Lamps
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Spectacles compartment for driver
Sports seats with integrated headrests
Storage compartment under load area floor
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
touchpad
Touchpad illumination
Twin front cupholders
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
Packs
Light and sight pack - A Class
Seat comfort pack - A Class
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnet
Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
Black seatbelts
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
Crash responsive emergency lighting
Driver and passenger head and side airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brake
ESP curve dynamic assist
ESP with ASR
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags
Security
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Keyless Go
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Technical
Lowered comfort suspension
Wheels
18" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels in titanium grey with highsheen finish
Summer tyres
Tirefit sealant kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 126
Noise Level dB(A) 69
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 142
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 133
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1332
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 72.2
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 81.4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 47.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 60.1
EC Urban (mpg) 34.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 44.8
WLTP - MPG - High 52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low 34.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium 45.6
General
Badge Engine CC 1.3
Badge Power 163
Coin Series AMG Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 23E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 91
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 92
NCAP Safety Assist % 75
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 15500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.2
Engine Power - BHP 163
Engine Power - KW 120
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
Engine Torque - MKG 25.5
Engine Torque - NM 250
Engine Torque - RPM 1620
Top Speed 140
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1440
Length 4419
Wheelbase 2729
Width 1796
Width (including mirrors) 1992
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 43
Gross Vehicle Weight 1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1210
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 370
Max. Loading Weight 515
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 675
Minimum Kerbweight 1355
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11

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