Like every A-Class, the A 200 Turbo has a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, ASSYST variable service intervals and the industry-leading MobiloLife package. MobiloLife offers a breakdown warranty and anti-corrosion cover for up to 30 years - showing the company’s belief and commitment in delivering a high quality, durable motor car. When the A-Class does eventually reach the end of its road, it’s easy to recycle: some 85 per cent of the car is made from recycled or recyclable materials.
In addition to performance, luxury, safety and durability the A-Class recipe includes a generous slice of practicality - despite being a swift, sporting hatchback, there’s plenty of space to cope with everyday life.
On all models, the rear seats tumble and fold to form a capacious load area. On five-door versions, the rear seat cushions are removable and the load floor is double height, allowing the discreet stowage of items even if the load cover is open. The boot has load securing rings, and there’s a "takeaway hook" to keep fast food firmly fixed on the way home from the local restaurant.
There’s convenience as standard, too. Headlights and windscreen wipers operate automatically, the central locking is remote and has the "comfort close" system that can open or close all electric windows at the touch of a button. Cup holders can safely grip the drink that’s been chilling in the cooled glovebox, and convenient ambient lighting abounds throughout the interior to make the A 200 Turbo as welcoming on winter nights as it is on a summer afternoon.
With so many features and functions, and powerful performance to match, the new Mercedes Benz A 200 Turbo looks set to become this year’s discreetly potent hot hatch.
|Mercedes Benz A 200 Turbo||Six-speed manual||AUTOTRONIC|
|Fuel consumption (mpg) City||26.4||27.4|
|0-62 mph (s)||7.5||7.3|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)||192||192|