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The Mercedes A Class is in a class of its own

Posted on 24 May 2013

If you're on the market for a conventional hatchback with a strong element of luxury, look no further than the Mercedes A Class. The high performing vehicle is the perfect mix of ingredients when it comes to the ideal run-around: stylish, high-tech, safe and easy to drive. Let's take a closer look at what makes the Mercedes A Class so special.

The Look

Let's face it, the design is a huge improvement. Originally quite boxy and tall, the hatchback body is much more practical and attractive. With its rising swage lines, bonnet creases, huge sunroof and sport grille, the Mercedes A Class radiates sophistication and elegance. It is immediately noticeable how robust and solidly built it appears, and the interior is structured in the same way. You can expect style and comfort sitting inside the A Class.

The Drive

Both agile and sporty, the A Class is designed to deliver the ultimate driving experience. The highly precise steering, multi-link rear suspension and low centre of gravity, translates into an easy and comfortable drive. The interior seating has a number of adjustment features and there's plenty of storage face, making the A Class the ideal car for family outings.

If you're worried about the economy, emissions are minimal with the A Class. You can even opt for the ECO model, that will do over 78mpg.

The Tech

The Mercedes A Class takes motoring to new heights with a wide range gadgets to make driving not just a necessity, but a pleasure. With the new front-drive chassis, including the Audio 20 CD/ radio colour display, Bluetooth, USB port and telephone, even the standard version goes above and beyond. For a bit of extra cash you also have the option of COMAND Online, a multimedia system that allows you to access the internet whilst comfortably seated in the A Class.

The Reassurance

If safety is a concern, it's time to say goodbye to all your misgivings. The vehicle is packed with state of the art safety systems and electronic assistants, including:

  • Collision Prevention Assist (CPA) a radar-based warning system
  • Up to 9 airbags inside the cabin to protect all those on-board
  • Bowed curves on each side of the windscreen to minimise blind spots


The A Class is also designed to have excellent grip and there's even the option of bigger wheels, perfect for those living in colder climates where the weather is more extreme. You can have peace of mind knowing that the A Class is ready for a challenge at any given time.

Overall, the A Class gets a thumbs up in terms of design, power, comfort and technology. From those who have had the pleasure of driving one, it truly is the ultimate motoring experience and enjoyable for all passengers on board.

 
5 / 5 stars