MercedesBenz A200 review | first drive | carsguide com au

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Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series

Mercedes-Benz A200 review | drive

Chasing younger needs a fresh approach and has gone to town on the design of the

Craig Duff road and reviews the new Mercedes-Benz A200 specs, fuel economy and

Mercedes-Benz A200 4.5

The A200 all the boxes in the prestige small class by not having as many to tick. This isn’t a about the quickest car — the domain of the A250/A45 AMG duo. It is a about price and features, to the where potential top-end owners will cross-shop the baby Benz .

And as the newest car on the lot, Mercedes has the especially when it also the tactile feedback of a BMW 1 Series the build quality and interior of Audi’s A3. Add to that the badge of owning a three-pointed star and stock may be the biggest problem Benz has.

The A200 is to be the volume seller at a starting of $40,900. The car is fitted with a turbo petrol engine hits 100km/h 8.3 seconds stomping the accelerator and comes Bluetooth streaming, a reversing self-parking software, cruise auto lights and wipers and a dual-clutch transmission.

Audi’s A3 1.4TFSI is slightly at $41,200; Beemer’s 116i is cheaper at $39,690. Neither of is as quick or fitted with as standard gear.

The engine is without being sensational. It 5.8 litres/100km to put it on a par with the Audi and BMW and the dual-clutch auto rolls the gears with silicon It is inside where Mercedes the lead.

Self-parking software is as is a reversing camera and front/rear sensors. There are a range of the dearest being a Command that adds a bigger with satnav, voice and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon system and digital radio.

Chasing younger buyers a fresh approach and Mercedes has to town on the design of the A-Class. a stylish car that will looks in traffic, especially for the adopters.

The high sill means young kids get to see much in the back and the C-pillars are enough to warrant a second in the mirrors before changing The interior channels SLS aspirations the circular air vents and carbon-fibre across the dash and the switchgear is top end.

ANCAP has yet to officially the A-class but the family oriented is based on the same platform and is the car the crash-test body has reviewed. airbags are standard, along a rear-end crash avoidance drowsiness detection software and the setup that primes the car if it an accident is about to happen.

Taut suspension gives the a firmer ride than the and big potholes will be felt in the That’s the trade-off for having and roadholding to match the rear-drive A full road test be needed to see whether the compromise in daily urban driving but it’s aimed at younger I can’t see it being a deal-breaker.

The seven-speed auto takes a to fire up from standstill. Get and it shifts gears with the of a Tour de France frontrunner, the turbo engine provides the to keep its nose in front of the

It’s no rocket but a low eight-second time ensures it won’t itself against bigger opponents. The 341-litre boot is without being class-leading and easily cope with a of bags or the weekly shopping.

The new puts Mercedes-Benz on the front in the prestige compact hatch The firm ride suits the look and the standard gear the Mercedes best in show for

Mercedes-Benz A200

Price: $40,900

Warranty: 3 years/100,000km

interval: 12 months/25,000km

Crash Not tested (five-star EuroNCAP)

9 airbags, ABS with EBD, TC, collision prevention assist


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