Mercedes A Class Saloon For Sale

Saloon version of A-Class ticks all the boxes



Introduction

So, the A-Class range now has one five-door hatchback as well as two four-door models. Confused? Mercedes positions the slinky CLA as a coupé, despite its four-door body, leaving space for a full-size saloon based on the A-Class platform that offers more rear headroom and a bigger boot than the CLA. It’s a grown-up look that will play well for business users as well as those who prefer the classic three-box format.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Range

A-Class Saloon Safety

The new A-Class uses advanced technology to protect both occupants and other road users. This includes Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist and Active Brake Assist, which can mitigate the effects of a rear-end collision or even prevent it completely. The optional Driving Assistant Plus adds semi-autonomy, with Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Braking Assist, Active Steering Assist and Evasive Steering Assist among its features.

A-Class Saloon Design

The A-Class design cues of assertive grille, sweeping bonnet line and smooth flanks translates well to the saloon body style, helped by the fact that the A-Class Saloon is longer than the hatchback. Its boot is 420 litres, which is more than the hatchback A-Class offers with both rear seats up, although the saloon format and separate boot means there’s less capacity for bulky loads.

A-Class Saloon Performance

At launch in the UK the range includes the petrol A200 which is powered by an advanced 1.3-litre engine. This unit develops 163hp, giving it a 0-62mph time of 8.1 seconds. As with every A-Class, it comes with a seven-speed automatic gearbox as standard and returns 53.3mpg. For even better fuel economy, there's the 1.5-litre A 180D diesel, returning up to 67.3mpg counterbalanced by a slower 0-62mph time of 10.6 seconds. In time further petrol models are expected to extend the range, including the more powerful A220 and A250 models. All models are front-wheel drive apart from the forthcoming A220 4MATIC which has all-wheel drive. ​​

A-Class Technology

​The Mercedes-Benz innovative MBUX infotainment system is considered by many to be the best in its class, and this is offered across the A-Class range. As well as voice command, you can also control infotainment by touchscreen, a touchpad on the centre console or touch-sensitive panels on the steering wheel. Twin displays measuring seven inches each come as standard, and one or both screens can be upgraded to 10.25 inches in size for the full widescreen effect. Sport specification includes LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, Artico man-made leather seats, a sports steering wheel and dual-zone climate control as standard. 


Next level AMG Line introduces a sporty body kit and 'diamond' front grille, along with dual chrome exhaust finishers integrated into the rear bumper. It also includes 18-inch five-spoke AMG alloy wheels and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. Upgrades include Executive, with 10.25-inch media display, heated front seats and Active Parking Assist. Premium adds ambient lighting, illuminated door sills, the keyless-entry starting function, a rear armrest and a mid-range sound system, while Premium Plus adds front memory seats, multibeam LEDs with Adaptive Highbeam, and a panoramic glass sunroof.

Verdict

Business users – and customers whose mental image of a Mercedes-Benz includes four doors and a boot – will love the A-Class saloon, because it has all the advantages of a compact car with the gravitas of a larger one. Once you’re settled into the interior there’s not much difference between saloon and hatchback, but that’s a good thing. Both have an interior generally acclaimed as the class of the field. And both have the coveted three-pointed star on the grille.

Technical Specification

Dimensions
Vehicle length 4292 mm / 169 in
Vehicle width 1780 mm / 70.1 in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1433 mm / 56.4 in
Wheelbase 2699 mm / 106.3 in
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 1370 kg / 3020 lb
Engine Example
Engine / Cylinders 1.6-litre/4
Engine Capacity 1595 cc
Max Torque 200 nm @ 1250-4000 rpm
Max Power 90 kW @ 5000 rpm
Performance
Top Speed 126 mph
Acceleration 0-62 mph / 9.2 sec
Efficiency
Combined cycle 51.4 mpg
Urban cycle 37.7 mpg
CO2 128-135 g/km

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