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2018 Mercedes-Benz A 250 Hatch

2018 Mercedes-Benz A 250 Hatch

2018 Mercedes-Benz A 250 Hatch

  • Hatch
  • 4cyl 2.0L
  • Petrol
  • 6.6 L/100km
  • 2,976 KM
Dealer Comments
Details
Features
  • Class A Class
  • Model A 250
  • Price $51,880 Drive Away
  • Body Type Hatch
  • Colour Mountain Grey
  • Odometer 2,976 KM
  • Year of manufacture 2018
  • Engine 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Transmission Automatic
  • Drive Type Four Wheel Drive
  • Doors 5
  • Seats 5
  • Reg EAP94P
  • Reg Expiry 24/3/2020
  • VIN WDD1770462N047001
  • Induction Type Turbo Intercooled
  • ANCAP Rating 5
WHEN one of the hottest cars at COTY is also next of kin to one of the most ho-hum, there's a worrying disconnect going on. Let's shine the spotlight, then, on the fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and the fact that polar opposites seem to be a recurring theme in the series' 21-year history.



Visually similar to its ultra-successful predecessor, the pretty and ultra-aero (if a tad anodyne) W177 hatch smooths out the old rough edges and stretches the completely revamped MFA 2' modular transverse architecture to liberate much-needed rear-seat and boot space. Entry and egress improve. Vision is better. Packaging is no longer woefully tight beyond the front row. That's progress.

Better still, the cheapo, pokey plastics of yore have been banished for classier finishes, underscoring a cabin overhaul that ushers in what may be 2018's greatest leap in dashboard design. The beautiful and functional MBUX' widescreen multimedia system contributes to the cabin looking and feeling a million euros inside.


Digging in deeper, almost nothing carries over underneath, with the substantially safer, stronger, lighter and better-insulated MFA 2's need to be future-proofed for electrification helping prompt the switch to a more compact (and cheaper) torsion-beam rear end in the lower-line petrol front-drivers, in place of the independent multi-link found on higher-grade and AWD versions.

Add a fresh array of four-cylinder turbo-petrol engines co-devised with Renault and, frustratingly, that's where the A-Class's schizophrenia becomes all too apparent.



Representing the latter is the A200. Well-specified it undeniably is with AEB, MBUX, DAB+ digital radio, wireless smartphone charging, CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and other cutting-edge tech but the 120kW/250Nm 1.3 turbo/seven-speed dual-clutch combo is disappointingly coarse and laggy at lower revs. It's the antithesis of the sweet 1.6-litre turbo it usurps.

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Even worse is the always fidgety ride and noise intrusion assaulting the base A200's occupants. We appreciate the fuel efficiency, quick steering, and impressive chassis poise, but Ford's Focus Trend comprehensively outshines the Mercedes for performance, refinement, ride comfort and handling prowess. The A200 seems overpriced and undercooked.



Let's end on a high note, though, because the firecracker A250 4Matic is surely, already, one of the all-time hatch greats. With a 165kW/350Nm 2.0 turbo driving all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch, it is possessed of a lion's heart and a mountain goat's grip, backed up by the levels of refinement and comfort (via the standard IRS with adaptive dampers) synonymous with the marque's traditional virtues.

Such rousing fun and all for under $50K, or just $2300 more than the A200. This thing is an absolute no-brainer for variant of the year.



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But consistency across the range is a COTY pillar, and that's where the A-Class is dragged down. Would you want the underwhelming A200 or the hugely overachieving A250 4Matic? It's no contest. The latter would have catapulted the baby Benz straight into the next round. Sadly the former means it's going home early.

Audio, Visual & Communication

  • Smart Device Integration - Apple CarPlay
  • Subwoofer
  • Amplifier - 1 Separate
  • Audio - Aux Input USB Socket
  • Bluetooth System
  • 9 Speaker Stereo
  • Multi-function Control Screen - Colour
  • Radio - Digital (DAB+)
  • Smart Device App Display/Control
  • Smart Device Integration - Android Auto

Instruments & Controls

  • Speed Limiter
  • Speed Zone Reminder - GPS
  • Speed Zone Reminder - Road Sign Recognition
  • Trip Computer
  • Tyre Pressure Sensor
  • Digital Instrument Display - Full
  • GPS (Satellite Navigation)

Interior

  • Leather Look - Inserts in Doors
  • Leather Look - Seats
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Metallic Finish Door Inserts
  • Metallic Finish Interior Inserts

Lights & Windows

  • Tail Lamps - LED
  • Daytime Running Lamps - LED
  • Demister - Rear Windscreen with Timer
  • Fog Lamp/s - Rear
  • Headlamp - High Beam Auto Dipping
  • Headlamps - LED
  • Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
  • Power Windows - Front & Rear
  • Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
  • Rear View Mirror - Electric Anti Glare
  • Rear Wiper/Washer

Safety & Security

  • Airbags - Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
  • Airbags - Side for 2nd Row Occupants (rear)
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Bonnet - Active Safety
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Emergency Display - Hazard/Stoplights
  • Camera - Rear Vision
  • Central Locking - Once Mobile
  • Central Locking - Remote/Keyless
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Collision Mitigation - Forward (Low speed)
  • Collision Warning - Forward
  • Control - Electronic Stability
  • Control - Park Distance Front
  • Control - Park Distance Rear
  • Control - Pedestrian Avoidance with Braking
  • Control - Traction
  • Driver Attention Detection
  • Airbag - Driver
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • First Aid Kit
  • Airbag - Knee Driver
  • Hill Holder
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping - Active Assist
  • Airbag - Passenger
  • Parking Assist - Graphical Display
  • Parking Assistance - Fully Automated
  • Airbags - Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
  • Airbags - Pelvic Region 1st Row Seats
  • Seatbelt - Load Limiters 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelt - Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
  • Side Door Exit Warning

Seating

  • Sports Seats - 1st Row (Front)
  • Seat - Driver with Electric Lumbar
  • Seat - Passenger with Electric Lumbar
  • Seat - Rear Opening for Skis/boot access
  • Seats - 2nd Row Split Fold

Fuel

  • Engine - Stop Start System (When at idle)

Steering

  • Steering Wheel - Sports
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Power Steering - Electric Assist
  • Power Steering - Speed Sensitive

Body

  • Exhaust System - Dual

Transmission & Drivetrain

  • Driving Mode - Selectable
  • Gear Shift Paddles behind Steering Wheel

Wheels & Tyres

  • 18" Alloy Wheels
  • Tyres - Runflat

Brakes

  • Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
  • Disc Brakes Rear Solid
  • Park Brake - Electric

Electrical

  • 12V Socket(s) - Auxiliary

Comfort & Convenience

  • Starter Button
  • Storage Compartment - Centre Console 1st Row
  • Sunvisor - Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Driver
  • Voice Recognition
  • Ambient Lighting - Interior
  • Armrest - Front Centre (Shared)
  • Armrest - Rear Centre (Shared)
  • Cargo Net
  • Cargo Tie Down Hooks/Rings
  • Cruise Control
  • Cup Holders - 1st Row
  • Air Cond. - Climate Control
  • Cup Holders - 2nd Row
  • Door Pockets - 1st row (Front)
  • Door Pockets - 2nd row (rear)
  • Floor Mats
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Front Passenger
  • Keyless Start - Key/FOB Proximity related
  • Map/Reading Lamps - for 1st Row
  • Map/Reading Lamps - for 2nd Row
  • Seatback Pocket - Front Driver Seat
  • Seatback Pocket - Front Passenger Seat

Exterior

  • Spoiler - Rear Roof Mounted
  • Body Colour - Bumpers
  • Body Colour - Door Handles
  • Body Colour - Exterior Mirrors Partial
  • Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
  • Power Door Mirrors - Folding
  • Power Door Mirrors - Heated
  • Scuff Plates (on door sills)
  • Side Skirts

Other

  • Wireless Charging - Compatible Devices

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2018 Mercedes-Benz A 250 Hatch

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