Mercedes have done an excellent job in reinventing the A-Class and in doing so have created a class leading product.
Build quality has been vastly improved over the original model and one word sums up the new Mercedes Benz A-Class' build quality - Superb!
The craftsmanship & quality of materials is very high and absolutely in keeping with a car of thiS-Class. We don't doubt that the new A-Class will prove durable and dependable.
Value For Money
The A150 Classic SE costs £13,955 OTR and is cheaper than the original A140 Classic which cost £14,275 (price correct in 1998) and it features an impressive level of standard equipment. However, when you start choosing from the extensive options list you may have to be careful depending on your budget.
The A-Class benefits from variable service intervals, which are dependent on how the car has been driven and the conditions it has faced. The A-Class is protected with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard plus mobilo-life, which supports the car with a 30-year anti-corrosion cover and breakdown warranty.
Mercedes have done an excellent job in reinventing the A-Class and in doing so have created a class leading product. The new A-Class feels a more complete car and although it has lost its initial cute appeal it is now a grown up sensible proposition at the premium end of the market. The ride and handling are superb and with a choice of 3 & 5-door models, diesel & petrol engines and choice of trim levels there is now an A-Class to suit everyone.
The A-Class has come of age - it is head and shoulders above the out going model and has evolved into the car it always should have been.29 June 2005
Mercedes Benz A-Class Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Mercedes Benz A150 Classic SE|
|Body Type||5-Door Hatchback|
|Colour||Saturn Red Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.6 Seconds|
|Top Speed||109 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||52.3 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||Three-Year Unlimited mileage warranty|
MobiloLife is Mercedes Benz guarantee to keep you mobile for up to 30 years. Renewed after each service performed by a Mercedes Benz authorised repairer and remains valid until the next service is due
|Price (when tested on the 29/06/05)||£ 13,955 OTR|
Car as tested £14,675
Includes the following options:
Ashtray with cigarette lighter - instead of stowage compartment and 12v socket in front - No cost option
Telephone pre-wiring with hands-free facility and telephone aerial £390
Metallic paint £330