Mercedes A-Class A45 S 4Matic+ Plus 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £56,595What Car? Target Price£54,415
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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The AMG 45 is a mega-pricey hot-hatch but stupidly fast. Equipment highlights include 19in alloy wheels, AMG-tuned suspension, twin 10.3in screens, 64-colour interior ambient lighting, wireless phone charging, AMG bucket front seats, power-folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and heated front seats.

With 415bhp, the range-topping A45 AMG can crack 62mph from a standstill in just 3.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 168bhp. That's incredible performance for a hot hatchback, albeit it seriously pricey one.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

32.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

370

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

207

g/km

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