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Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2018-present review

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What used Mercedes A Class hatchback will I get for my budget?

The A-Class in this form is still new to the market so it may take a while for prices to settle. The cheapest Merc A-Class new is the petrol A180 in SE trim, which costs around £22,850 new but can be bought at six-months-old with a nominal mileage from a franchised dealer for around £21,000. You’ll need between £22,000 and £25,000 to secure a higher trim or one of the A200 models, while expect to fork out between £26,000 and £30,000 for the diesel-engined cars.

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How much does it cost to run a Mercedes A Class hatchback?

On paper the most abstemious A-Class is the A180d in SE trim, which can return an official average of 68.9mpg on the standard 16in wheels, with corresponding CO2 emissions of just 108 g/km. Other A180d models should manage an official 67.3mpg, while the best performing petrol-engined car is the A180 in SE trim with 51.4mpg, and CO2 emissions of 127g/km.

All A-Classes will have their annual car tax (VED) charged at a flat rate, currently £140 a year, and while none of them cost over £40,000, at which point a supplementary luxury car tax is payable, it’s worth checking that a highly optioned car didn’t go over that limit when new. Insurance groups vary from 17 to 31, depending on the power output and trim of the car. All new A-Classes will get an unlimited mileage and three years’ free servicing plan, while a flexible servicing plan called ServiceCare allows buyers to spread the cost of servicing across a series of payments, or simply make a one-off payment. Mercedes guarantees its parts and labour for up to three years.

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