Mercedes A Class A250e AMG Line Executive 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol/plug-in elec hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £34,490What Car? Target Price£32,385
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 with its 18in alloy wheels, sports seats, aluminium interior trim and privacy glass, 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: A250e

This uses the 1.3-litre petrol engine from the A200 with an electric motor that bumps up the power to a useful 215bhp. That makes it quite brisk (0-62mph takes 6.6sec) while providing you with an official electric-only range of over 40 miles with a full charge. In the real world expect that to be a bit of a stretch, though. Its battery can be charged from 10% to 100% in an hour and a quarter using a 7kW wall charger.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

256.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

310

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

24

g/km

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