Mercedes has yet to release pricing and full specifications for the A45, although early indications suggest it’ll be a little bit more expensive than the Audi RS3. Make no mistake, this is a very pricey A-Class.
Although it’s unlikely you’d run one as a company car, it's worth noting that the A45’s CO2 emissions of 189g/km puts it in the top 37% BIK company car tax bracket. However, its 34mpg economy figure isn’t bad for a car this fast. Just bear in mind that UK figures are yet to be confirmed.
Safety is one of the A45’s strong points; the A-Class proved to be the best in its class in Euro NCAP’s 2018 safety tests. To help you avoid testing its crash-worthiness credentials, though, the A45 comes with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and an attention monitor.
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