Full price list for Mercedes A-class, which goes on sale in December, covers five trim levels and six engine variants
Matt Burt
27 June 2012

Pricing of the new Mercedes-Benz A-class will start from £18,945 for the entry-level A180 and rise to £28,775 for the 208bhp A250 variant.

The full price list, revealed today, covers five trim levels, starting with the base A-class and including SE, Sport, AMG Sport and Engineered by AMG.

Petrol engine options include a 1595cc unit in either a 120bhp or 154bhp state of tune, and a 1991cc with 208bhp. Diesels are 1461cc and 1796cc units with 108bhp, or a 1796cc with 134bhp.

Your £18,945 will get a base-trim Mercedes-Benz A180 equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox and emitting 129g/km of CO2. The package also includes comfort suspension, fabric upholstery, MP3-compatible CD/radio with 5.8in colour display, aux-in socket, USB port in the centre armrest and Bluetooth.

The SE trim level starts from £20,125 and adds a two-plate grille in the same colour as the car’s body, 16in ten-spoke alloys, fabric sports seats, Nappa leather steering wheel and fabric trim parts with contrast stitching. It is available with either the manual ‘box or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which costs an additional £1450.

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The Sport variant is designed to look more dynamic than the SE, so gets twin exhaust pipes, 17in five-twin spoke alloys and a silver-coloured grille with chrome highlights. Inside, the Sport has a perforated Nappa leather steering wheel, cruise control, rain sensors and ambient lighting. Prices start at £21,240.

Two AMG-inspired models complete the Mercedes-Benz A-class range. The AMG Sport, from £23,445, includes the Dynamic Handling Package with sports suspension, perforated disc brakes, cruise control, 18in AMG five-spoke alloys, plus AMG floor mats and door sill panels. Inside it adds a flat-bottomed perforated Nappa leather sports steering wheel and Alcantara trim parts with red stitching to the Sport’s equipment level.

Completing the A-class range is the ‘Engineered by AMG’ trim level, which is initially only available with the A250. It will be added to the A220 CDI line-up with an automatic transmission next spring.

The Engineered by AMG model includes a different grille to the cars beneath it in the range, AMG sports suspension, red brake callipers, 18in AMG twin-spoke alloys fitted with 235/40 R18 tyres and tweaks to the characteristics of the ESP system.

Other features include bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, red trim parts in the front and rear bumpers, privacy glass, red seat belts and air vent rings and wheel arch and floor mats with Sport badges.

The most frugal car in the A-class range is the oilburning A180 CDI in SE trim. When equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, the 108bhp diesel produces 98g/km. It costs £21,200 and is the first Mercedes-Benz to dip below 100g/km of CO2 emissions. All engines across the A-class range feature stop-start as standard.

The Sport and AMG Sport model lines can be ordered with two optional packages.

The Night package offers privacy glass, black gloss beltline and mirror caps, dark 18in alloys, a grille with black gloss and chrome accents and bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights.

The Exclusive package includes stitched upper dashboard and leather upholstery, four-way lumbar support, heated front seats, an armrest with stitching and velour floor mats.

Drive Kit Plus, available as an option across all models, enables drivers to access iPhone content through the in-vehicle display.

The Mercedes-Benz A-class goes on sale in the UK in December. 

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27 June 2012

prices are looking pretty competitive bearing in mind the rather steep jump Audi UK has put in place for the new A3 model.

27 June 2012

For a prestige car of its class, I agree with Orangewheels - the prices are very competitive. The 108bhp 1.5 turbodiesel should be great, emitting 98g/km of CO2. It would be a great buy for company car drivers wanting something more exciting than the default Golf Bluemotion or the ugly 116d ED. The A250 should be excellent too.

This and the upcoming Volvo V40 look like a brilliant pair of cars that ought to set a new standard for this sector of the market.

27 June 2012

The price is competite but perhaps if they'd charged £500 extra per car they'd have been able to bring interior quality up a notch to the level of the 1 series and A3.

28 June 2012

Lee23404 wrote:

The price is competite but perhaps if they'd charged £500 extra per car they'd have been able to bring interior quality up a notch to the level of the 1 series and A3.

How is the quality of the interior worse than the A3 and 1 series ???

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28 June 2012

xxxx wrote:

Lee23404 wrote:

The price is competite but perhaps if they'd charged £500 extra per car they'd have been able to bring interior quality up a notch to the level of the 1 series and A3.

How is the quality of the interior worse than the A3 and 1 series ???

Have you not read any reviews?

I've read three separate articles in different mags now that state that the quality of the interior is disappointing and a little cheap in places and not up to the class best.

I'd have to take a look for myself of course before making a buying decision but it doesn't sound good.

If what I've read is true, the problem isn't just that the quality isn't as good as expected, or that space is at a premium, or that it isn't great to drive, any one of those I may be able to live with. But all three? Probably not.

28 June 2012

Lee23404 wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Lee23404 wrote:

The price is competite but perhaps if they'd charged £500 extra per car they'd have been able to bring interior quality up a notch to the level of the 1 series and A3.

How is the quality of the interior worse than the A3 and 1 series ???

Have you not read any reviews?

I've read three separate articles in different mags now that state that the quality of the interior is disappointing and a little cheap in places and not up to the class best.

I'd have to take a look for myself of course before making a buying decision but it doesn't sound good.

If what I've read is true, the problem isn't just that the quality isn't as good as expected, or that space is at a premium, or that it isn't great to drive, any one of those I may be able to live with. But all three? Probably not.

Is this a good example

The review in Autocar said   The high mounted dashboard shares its look with the current B-class; high on perceived quality, stylish and ergonomically sound. Close inspection reveals many carry over parts from other models, meaning it lacks the individuality of some rivals. It is still appealing, giving a classier feel than just about every rival.”

It also said about “shut lines unenernness” and “panel fit being ordinary” well that was a test car, it doesn’t go into Production until December!

 

 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

27 June 2012

Competitive pricing and i would rather have this on my drive than a bland A3 or the hideous 1 Series.

28 June 2012

... I can finally buy my own Mercedes Benz, thanks Smile

28 June 2012

Petrol Fight, for comparison the NEW A3 Sport 1.4 tfsi 122 ps is £20,430 add on £600 for the 2 extra doors and the Merc will be just £240 more expensive.  

The interesting comparison will be the 154 hp Merc version,  the next most powerful A3 (1.8 180 ps) is £24,410 + £600 for the 2 extra doors. Audi are only selling it with a paddle shift hence the price! Merc should be able to undercut it by several thousand. Hopeful it’ll force Audi to make a manual available  

 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

28 June 2012

What's funny about this price is that the 1.4 122 ps 5 door Golf Match is £19,260, yep the Golf is £300 more, go figure. Although you do get Alloy wheels + a few other things.

So......If you went up a class and got the Merc SE you’re looking at £20,125 which is only £1,100 more!

 

I’m assuming the Merc petrol will be the cheapest version for the Golf comparision.

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