Mercedes Benz A Class

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How much does the Mercedes Benz A Class cost to run?

The 1.5L diesel is the most economical Mercedes Benz A Class to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Mercedes Benz A Class 1.5L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does almost 81 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 308 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Citroen C4 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 17, which is lower than the Citroen C4 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Ford Focus 1.5L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Honda Civic has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.3L petrol1.5L diesel1.5L petrol1.6L petrol1.7L petrol
mpg47.1 - 54.365.7 - 80.742.8 - 48.748.7 - 55.442.8 - 46.3
emissions119 - 13689 - 111139 - 162119 - 136145 - 166
tax£145.00 - £30.00£0.00 - £30.00£145.00 - £200.00£145.00 - £30.00£160.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 19 - 29Group 14 - 23Group 10 - 12Group 13 - 26Group 14 - 15

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Mercedes Benz A Class: How big is the boot?

The Mercedes Benz A Class has a below average boot space (362 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Peugeot 308 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 810 litres.

Is the Mercedes Benz A Class easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Skoda Rapid), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4251m long it gives you reasonable 549mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Mercedes Benz A Class has the best performance?

The fastest Mercedes Benz A Class from 0-60, is the 2.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 475 lbs/ft torque and 381 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Volkswagen Golf 2.0L petrol, which is slower by 0.4 seconds.

Engine options

model1.3L petrol1.5L diesel1.5L petrol1.6L petrol1.7L petrol
zeroTo628 - 9.210.5 - 11.612.6 - 13.57.8 - 10.610.9 - 11.5
torque200 - 250260140180 - 250155
bhp136 - 163109 - 11695102 - 156116

What size caravan or trailer, can the Mercedes Benz A Class tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Mercedes Benz A Class 2.0L petrol which has 400 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1800kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.