Car Reviews MercedesBenz AClass A170 Elegance SE 3dr The AA

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Three-door is far easier on the eye Cabin quality is rate these days driving position gives visibility Easily the most Mercedes


Real-world economy is not great Driving feels rather neutral practicality costs far less Standard specifications not overly

Any lingering memories of the notorious test’ which cursed the of the original A-Class at its 1997 can safely be forgotten. The second of the model is a more accomplished in every respect — because it counters the numerous of the first generation.

The original passed on its looks to the latest albeit with a wider and longer wheelbase. As a result it more like a ‘proper’ car and its space-saving arrangements seem more impressive. That it’s still not a particularly vehicle — apart the three-pointed star on the grille. But the of a three-door body style is a move, providing just a of style.

The larger dimensions lend to greater interior space, remaining a genuine small Rear passengers can now enjoy legroom and boot space is for a car with such a small footprint. Mercedes’ internal system may be awkwardly named, but is practical. Load capacity can a maximum of 1,955 litres. seats can be easily folded removed individually or as a unit. the removal of the front passenger items up to 2.75 metres in can be carried.

The harsh ride of the first A-Class is no more. If it’s now gone to the other becoming so soft that the gains little sense of to the road. However, its cosseting will appeal to many. The CVT gearbox operates with smoothness and is a real boon in the However, at motorway speeds it less effective, giving an of sluggishness unless sport is activated — with a loss of fuel economy.

has never been overly with its specification levels, and the is no exception despite being the model. What is included is of quality though, and buyers can their cars to retain value well. Other are cheaper to run, and the CVT gearbox to have a slightly adverse on fuel economy.

Our verdict on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Elegance SE 3dr

What was formerly a flawed product has been improved. The A-Class will be the most stylish car around, and it seems expensive, but its combination of with a premium badge make it appealing to a large of buyers. Perhaps what’s appealing is that there really another car quite it, a rarity indeed in a niche-filled


Mercedes-Benz regularly some of the best residual on the UK market, which at least offsets the relatively high prices and lack of flexibility negotiations. Additionally, all cars Mobilo-life, which gives anti-corrosion cover. It’s a known-fact that with new A-Class, customers can choose to their car from the factory at Germany, for no extra cost. overnight accommodation and return are all included in the standard delivery

Space and practicality

The sandwich concept packaging, which sits part of the engine and under the main passenger floor, has been further in the A-Class and is the secret of its spaciousness. A split rear seat as standard. Both the seat and backrests can be folded forward to a completely level loading In addition to this, the 60 per cent of the seat cushion can be removed and under the height-adjustable luggage floor in order to create stowage space. If the no cost of a repair kit to replace a spare is taken up, both the 60 and 40 sections can be

Controls and display



Car safety

Features include two-stage front airbags, tensioners for the front and outer seats, adaptive belt limiters and head and thorax airbags in place of the outgoing sidebags. Significantly stiffer and than the old A-Class, the vehicle’s should be well protected in the of a serious accident. And a state of the art ESP is fitted as standard — so you can about any errant elks.

Driver appeal

Apart the performance-oriented A200 Turbo the A-Class is unlikely to set pulses Acceleration is sluggish with the CVT fitted. Though better in versions, the car’s high and short wheelbase predicate any real feeling of urgency or fun. By way of compensation, the A-Class is relaxing to drive, so if you value and ease of use over urgency, can be pleasant.

Family car appeal

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Quality and image

It may not the good looks or prestige of a CLK or SL, but the has proven extremely adept at new customers to the Mercedes brand. includes significant numbers of buyers as well as retirees to downsize. In quality terms, the A-Class is miles ahead of the generation model. Apart the exterior styling they like two very different


The raised seating allows the driver — and all passengers — to slide position without having to over. Older drivers or with disabilities are likely to this a useful feature. open almost to 90 degrees and the offers good assistance an automatic locking feature have been nice.

and ICE (In car entertainment)

Standard equipment is a radio/CD player, but the opportunities for are virtually limitless provided you a well stocked wallet, a Harman Kardon hi-fi sound system with 10 and additional amplifier. The COMAND links together telephone, CD player and DVD based satellite via a full colour screen. A Message Channel (TMC) is using real time reports to divert the user any trouble spots, though time will tell how the system is.

Rear seat now have a decent space to

Colours and trim

Serious questions used to be about the A-Class’s interior. A effort to improve the interior has extremely effective. At last, small Mercedes possesses the class of a large Mercedes. As evidence of the car’s fitness to the brand, classic silver and seem to be the most attractive colours.



A space-saver spare wheel is as standard. A no cost option is TIREFIT emergency kit, dispenses with the spare

Mercedes-Benz A II 160 CDI 82 Hp
Mercedes-Benz A II 160 CDI 82 Hp

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