The A Class is a smart, powerful hatchback from the Mercedes range. Its most recent face lift has seen the car become an obvious relative of the C and E Class models that are loved by many throughout the world.
Being the only hatchback offered by Mercedes, the A Class definitely has run of the market. For starters, it carries the Mercedes name, which means quality, sophistication and style, while still being a practical hatchback that you’ll have no problems squeezing in to tight supermarket car parks.
The A Class isn’t your standard hatchback. It doesn’t feel small, it has a selection of great engines as opposed to your usual 1.2/1.4 litre variants, and it looks pretty damn fine. It’s well up there with its closest rivals, the BMW 1 Series, the Audi A1 and even the Volkswagen Golf, that are all known for being sportier and more stylish than the majority of other hatchbacks.
With an A Class you’ve got a number of trims that come with everything you could need, and if it’s not included, it’ll be available as an optional extra, so there’s absolutely nothing missing. There are a number of engine sizes and trims to choose from with the A Class, including a selection of AMG engineered designs and even the AMG A45, which is quicker than you’d ever imagine. Probably the most important thing is it’s great to look at, and is full of very clever technology.
Drive-wise, it not only looks sporty, it feels it too, it’s powerful, hits speeds quickly and is pretty economical, with fuel costs ranging from £7-£12 per 100 miles. Although, if economy’s what you’re after avoid the A45 AMG because, while fast, going from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, fuel saving is not its strong point.
If you’re looking for a hatchback but you also want something sporty that carries a bit of speed behind it, then the A Class is perfect. You’ve got style and speed while still being safe and practical. There’s enough room for a car seat and your weekly shop too, so regardless of whether you choose to extend your family or you’re planning a weekend away camping, the A Class will serve you well.
For more information about leasing a Mercedes A Class, to ask us a question or to learn about the leasing process then please call on 01565 880880.