Driving impression: Mercedes A-Class

By admin
17 September 2013

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is excellent and has all the right stuff to make it a class leader in its segment. It has the DNA to make it an iconic Mercedes model.

Model: Mercedes-Benz A200

The new-generation Mercedes A-Class is apparently so popular there’s a waiting list of a few months for one.

And it’s the A-Class’ sporty design especially which makes it stand out. But this model is more than a pretty face – its ride, handling and general performance on the road are excellent.

Even though it’s the smallest Mercedes model, you’re well aware it’s a Merc because of its impressive build quality and interior finish. Naturally it has all the important safety features too, while there are plenty of optional luxury features you can choose from too. The A200’s 1,6-litre turbo-charged engine is lively and the overall ride is smooth, while handling is top notch too.

  • PRICE R296 632
  • ENGINE 1,6-litre, 4-cylinder turbopetrol; 115 kW; 250 Nm; 7,5 l/100 km
  • PERFORMANCE 0-100 km/h in 8,4 sec; top speed 224 km/h
  • COMPETITORS Audi A3, BMW 1 series
  • WE LIKE The quality feel and appearance
  • COMPLAINTS Visibility to the rear isn’t great

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