A-Class 2019 Awards

Mercedes A Class A180 AMG Line Premium 5dr Review

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Review

Classy, good to drive, safe and packed with technology, the Mercedes A Class stands among the best premium-badged options in the family car class. Although the entry-level diesel (A180d) makes most sense for the majority of A Class buyers, we really like the performance offered by the more powerful A250 petrol, and the benefit to company car drivers of the A250e hybrid. For outright comfort, though, a Volkswagen Golf is suppler, and a BMW 1 Series is more exciting in the bends.

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Trim: AMG Line

Range-topping AMG Line is tempting, but pushes the price into the territory of larger cars such as the Audi A4. For that reason, we’d stick with Sport trim and add the Executive package – and the Premium package if possible as well.

Engine: A180

This 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces a relatively modest 134bhp. You need to work it quite hard to get the best from it, but more of a problem is how coarse it sounds when you do.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Urban: 38.7Motorway: 64.2
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

370

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

126

g/km