Mercedes A-Class A180d AMG Line Premium Plus 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £32,605What Car? Target Price£29,430
Review

Classy, comfortable, good to drive, safe and packed with technology, the Mercedes A-Class stands among the best premium-badged options in the family car class. A lot of the engines work well in different ways: the entry-level diesel (A180d) if you want great fuel economy; the hot-hatch-quick A250 petrol if speed is your bag; the A250e plug-in hybrid if it's super-cheap company car tax you're after. But for its overall pace, efficiency and cost, the A200 is our pick of the bunch. Reliability is its Achilles heel, though, which is one of the reasons we rank the Audi A3 above it.

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Range-topping AMG Line is tempting with its 18in alloy wheels, sports seats, aluminium interior trim and privacy glass, but pushes the price into the territory of larger cars such as the Audi A4. For that reason, we’d stick with Sport trim and add the Executive package – and the Premium package if possible as well.

This 114bhp diesel isn’t flat-out quick (0-62mph takes 10.5sec if you opt for the auto 'box) but neither is it frustratingly languid and it's more than capable of relaxing town driving or long motorway commutes. Unlike a BMW 118d it delivers its power progressively rather than in one big rush and it's a bit quieter, too, plus it can manage over 50mpg if driven with care.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.6 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

60.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

360

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

123

g/km

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