A-Class 2019 Awards

Mercedes A Class A45 S 4Matic+ 5dr Auto 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 S

Engine: A45 S 4Matic+

You might expect the A45 to share a basic engine with the A35, but in truth they are very different. Refreshingly, there’s no hybrid assistance to get the full 415bhp, just a very large turbo and a few tricks that would be more at home on a racing car. Even so, it’s perfectly refined and tractable when you’re driving sensibly.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

33.6

Urban: 26.9Motorway: 39.2
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

370

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

192

g/km