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Mercedes A Class A180 SE 5dr Auto Review

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Review

Classy, good to drive 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 the most sense for the majority of A Class buyers, don't discount the A200 petrol and the more powerful A250 petrol. Range-topping AMG Line is tempting, but we'd stick with cheaper Sport trim and spend a few quid on options, instead.

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Trim:

SE

Entry-level SE trim gets you most of the basics, including (relatively small) 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control and keyless start. We'd still recommend paying a bit extra for Sport, though.

Engine:

A180

This 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces a relatively modest 134bhp. However, it rarely feels out of its depth, even if you do need to work it quite hard to get the best from it. More of a problem is how coarse it sounds when you do.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

54.3

Urban: 39.2Motorway: 68.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

370

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

122

g/km