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Mercedes Benz A CLASS SALOON A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto

Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
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Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto
Mercedes Benz A CLASS A200 Sport Premium 4dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG53.30
  • 0-62mph8.1 secs
  • Top Speed143 mph
  • C02121 g/km
  • BHP163
  • Torque184 lbs/f
  • P11D25%

Review

Mercedes wants its A-Class to meet a wide cross-section of customer needs. That's why as part of this fourth generation model line-up, the company has brought us this Saloon body style. To compensate for the lack of a hatch, you get a little extra rear seat room and a big 420-litre boot. And arguably, a little extra style.

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The A-Class Saloon offers an interesting proposition to buyers who'd like a compact four-door Mercedes but have no need to stretch up to a C-Class. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Background

You'd have thought that the market for really compact premium brand saloons might be a little bigger than it is. Normal 'D'-segment premium brand four-door models like the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class have, after all, become fairly expensive in recent times, with prices starting at well over £30,000. Think £35,000 in fact, to get what you probably want. If in contrast, you could get much the same thing for around £28,000 fully kitted-out, that'd have to be an interesting proposition for middle managers. Wouldn't it? Audi thought so, launching its A3 saloon in 2015. But BMW didn't respond at all and Mercedes fielded only its CLA four-door Coupe - which wasn't quite the same thing. Now though, Mercedes has done the job properly, taking the opportunity represented by the introduction of the fourth generation A-Class range to bring us a proper notchback four-door A-Class Saloon. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

The A-Class Saloon range is based around nine 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

This Saloon A-Class model is 130mm longer than its hatch stablemate, but sits on the same wheelbase. The long wheelbase version of this four-door is limited to the Chinese market. The standard wheelbase model for Europe gets a modular two-part rear bumper and what Mercedes calls a 'muscular and sensual' shoulder line. Inside up-front, it is of course exactly the same as in an A-Class hatch. 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. Obviously, this saloon variant differs from the hatch versions more in the rear. The roofline isn't so swept back as to limit headroom, while the wide-opening doors allow easy access. Mercedes claims there's class-leading headroom in the back. It'll still be tight for three adults though. The boot, which offers 420-litres of space, is 50-litres bigger than that of the hatch, though has a narrower opening.

Market and Model

You'll pay around £1,500 more for this Saloon body style. That means a starting price of around £28,000 for either the A200 petrol model or the A180d diesel, assuming you go for base 'Sport' form; there's a £1,200 premium for more dynamic 'AMG Line' spec. The 'Sport' models feature twin seven-inch displays including a central touchscreen with MBUX multimedia system with 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. There's also comfort suspension, a DAB radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, 'Artico' and Fleron fabric upholstery, automatic two-zone climate control, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist and a Keyless-Go starting function. 'AMG Line' customers will benefit from 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, an AMG body styling kit, 'Artico' and Dinamica microfibre upholstery and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. This fourth generation A-Class is well connected. Navigation functions, for example, can 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 62.8 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

You can see how this Saloon A-Class variant might carve out a useful niche for itself. You get smart looks, a decently-sized boot and a class-leadingly sophisticated cabin that no rival model can match. Running cost efficiency is top-notch and, despite the front-driven format, there's pretty much all the warm feel of quality that comes with any model bearing the famous Three-Pointed Star. In short, if you can't quite stretch to a C-Class, then this might be a tempting option.

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Driver Convenience
10.25" media display
Cruise control + speed limiter
10.25" Digital instrument cluster display screen
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
Active lane keep assist
Active park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensors
Attention assist
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Direct steering
Dual bluetooth interfaces
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
Owners manual in English
Service indicator (ASSYST)
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Solid paint
4 Electric Front and Rear windows
Adaptive brake lights
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrors
Chrome beltline
Diamond radiator grille with black pins with one louvre in silver + chrome insert
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
Exhaust system - Twin visible tailpipes in polished stainless steel
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
Illuminated front door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lamp
LED third brake light
Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
Rear fog lights
Window line trim strip in chrome
Safety
Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnet
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
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags
Entertainment
2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
DAB Digital radio
MBUX multimedia system
Mercedes-Benz advanced sound system - 225W
Interior Features
3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Artico man-made leather/Fleron fabric upholstery
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Black air vents with surround in silver chrome
Black roof lining
Controller on centre console with chrome surround
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front comfort seats with adjustable head restraints
Front seat backs luggage nets
Front seat cushion length adjustment
Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
Heated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seats
Manual height adjustable front seats
Rear armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear head restraints
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Spectacles compartment for driver
Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Touchpad on center console
Twin front cupholders
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
Velour floor mats
Packs
Light and sight pack - A Class Premium/Premium Plus
Mirror package - A Class
Seat comfort pack - A Class
Security
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Keyless entry lock/unlock
Keyless Go
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Technical
Lowered comfort suspension
Trim
Dark carbon fibre interior trim
Wheels
17" 10 spoke light alloy wheels painted in vanadium silver
Summer tyres
Tirefit sealant kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 123
Noise Level dB(A) 67
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 150
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 150
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 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 52.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 60.1
EC Urban (mpg) 43.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 8.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6
WLTP - MPG - Comb 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 47.9
WLTP - MPG - High 53.3
WLTP - MPG - Low 31.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium 47.1
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.3
Badge Power 163
Coin Series Sport Premium
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 23E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
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) 8.1
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 143
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear 205/55 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 10 SPOKE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1446
Length 4549
Wheelbase 2729
Width 1796
Width (including mirrors) 1992
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 43
Gross Vehicle Weight 1915
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 420
Max. Loading Weight 530
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 690
Minimum Kerbweight 1385
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11

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24 months 8,000 miles p/a £301.51 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £313.58 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £338.94 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £275.35 p/m Call Us
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £376.30 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £406.78 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £330.42 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £343.78 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £371.36 p/m Call Us
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £311.52 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £323.40 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £346.82 p/m Call Us
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £595.00
Packs
Advanced navigation pack - A Class £495.00
Advanced smartphone package - A Class £395.00
Driving assistance pack - A Class Sport/AMG Line/AMG A35 4Matic £1,495.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Cosmos Black £595.00
Metallic - Digital white £595.00
Metallic - Mojave silver £595.00
Metallic - Mountain grey £595.00
Solid - Polar white FOC
Trim
Artico man-made leather/Fleron fabric - Black FOC
* option prices shown are estimated