What We Love About the Mercedes A Class

Mar 1, 2022 | All About Cars | 0 comments

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is one of the best selling premium hatchbacks on the market today.The A Class has been through four generations from its first release in 1997, but for the purposes of this article, we’re going to focus on the third generation, with models ranging from 2013 to 2018.

The third generation A-Class is intended to compete directly with the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3. It is meant to be more lively than its predecessor and is aimed at younger customers. But what else makes the A-Class hatchback a great used car to buy?

There’s a great selection of engines to choose from

Four petrol engines are available:

2x 1.6L units
2x 2.0L units

Three diesel engines are available:

1x 1.5L unit
2x 2.1L units

The diesel engines on offer give drivers a brilliant blend of both great performance as well as fuel efficiency. While the petrol engines give exceptional power combined with a smooth drive.

Plenty of trims are available too

Entry level SE models come equipped with 16 inch alloy wheels, comfort suspension, cruise control and a rear view camera. Whilst on the interior, you get a 7 inch infotainment display which is compatible with Apple CarPlay.

With sport trim you get larger alloys, as well as automatic wipers, climate control, and an upgrade to an 8 inch infotainment screen on the interior.

The AMG line is perfect for those who are looking for a sportier car package. You can expect a more bold and dynamic exterior, sports seats, a sporty steering wheel. 

High quality interior

As you’d expect from a Mercedes, you get a well laid out interior that makes use of quality materials throughout. It’s plush with leather upholstery throughout, and all the controls are integrated seamlessly with the car itself. There’s also plenty of room in the back for taller passengers, thanks to a good amount of legroom. 

Great safety technologies 

Safety is essential to everyone when it comes to buying a car, and the Mercedes A Class certainly satisfies in this category. 

In the Euro NCAP’s 2018 tests, the A-Class gained a score of 90% for the protection it offers in the event of a crash as well as for its crash avoidance technology. One example of this is the standard-fit automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) that can detect pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles to prevent a potential crash.

The A-Class gained a greater score in comparison to other highly recommended models such as the Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40 too.

The Mercedes-A Class exudes class and glamour both on the exterior and in the interior – which is what makes it one of the best selling hatchbacks out there. If you’re interested in buying a used Mercedes A-Class, we have various models and trims in stock all available to reserve for only £199. All our used A-Classes undergo extensive history, cosmetic, mechanical and protection checks to ensure they’re in safe and high quality condition.

View our range of used Mercedes A-Classes in Essex today and get a free finance check if you find one you love.