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Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250e AMG Line Executive 5dr Auto Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£6,199 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Floor mats with stitched edging and AMG lettering, Rear wiper, ABS with Brake Assist, Comfort suspension, Hard-disk navigation, Speed sensitive power steering, ECO start/stop function, Outside temperature gauge...

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MPG

Combined - 0 mpg EC Extra Urban - 0 mpg EC Urban - 0.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of &321;40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional &321;320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

Mercedes introduces A-Class buyers to plug-in hybrid technology with this A 250e variant. It can travel up to 44 WLTP-rated miles on a single charge that can be completed from 10-100% in just an hour and 45 minutes from a 7.4kW garage wallbox. And the 1.33-litre petrol engine and 75kW electric motor produce a sprightly 215hp total output, yet a super-low 25g/km CO2 reading. In short, if you can afford it, this Mercedes is easy to like.

Background

The forthcoming and ever-more stringent European emission regulations are going to cost manufacturers not well advanced in electrification an awful lot of money in punitive fines. Mercedes though, now has plenty of electric tech on offer to drive down its group CO2 reading. Its EQ Power brand covers almost every kind of electrification, from mild hybrids and full-EVs in the company's larger models to the space-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain that fits into this maker's more compact cars. It's that latter PHEV tech we're looking at here, specifically as applied to the Stuttgart manufacturer's smallest model, the A-Class. The model in question, the A 250e, shares the same plug-in powertrain as the GLA, the B-Class and the CLA, a set-up that right now just happens to set the segment standard. But can it here justify a significant price premium over conventional petrol and diesel A-Class variants? Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

The job's been done properly here. Rather than electrify one of its older engines, as Volkswagen has with its rival Golf GTE, Mercedes has here developed a much more bespoke unit, a 1,332cc petrol powerplant that manages to put out as much as 218hp. That figure combines the 160hp of this model's 1.33-litre powerplant with a 75kW electric motor linked to a 15.6kWh lithium-ion battery. These power sources collectively generate a pretty potent system pulling power figure of 450Nm. So, not surprisingly, performance is sprightly, 62mph dispatched in just 6.6s en route to 146mph. You have to have front wheel drive and an 8-speed 8G-DCT dual clutch auto transmission. Of most interest to a potential PHEV buyer though, will be this model's projected WLTP all-electric driving range - up to 44 miles (compare that to the 36 mile claim of a rival Golf GTE). Obviously, you won't get anywhere near that figure if you regularly approach the quoted all-electric top speed of 87mph. An 'Electric' drive programme keeps the car in battery drive unless the accelerator pedal's kickdown function is used. In the 'Electric' programme, the energy recovery level can also be selected via paddles behind the steering wheel. The paddles on the steering wheel enable the selection of five different recuperation levels ('DAUTO', 'D+', 'D', 'D-' and 'D--'). The usual additional 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual' mode settings are also available. According to the given requirements, the driver is thus able to give priority to electric driving, place the emphasis on driving dynamics or give preference to combustion mode in order to save electric range, for example.

Design and Build

This A 250e's PHEV set-up is all very cleverly packaged. An innovative exhaust system layout explains the need for a relatively minimal reduction in boot capacity compared with a conventionally-engined A-Class model. The exhaust ends in a centrally positioned outlet under the vehicle floor, with the rear silencer housed in the transmission tunnel. Integrating the fuel tank into the axle installation space creates additional room beneath the rear seats for the high-voltage battery. Otherwise, it's much as it would be in any other A-Class and there's the choice of either hatch or Saloon body shapes. Visual differentiators as to this variant's plug-in status are limited to subtle badging. And inside, the cabin is unchanged, save for extra 'Electric' and 'Battery Level' menus in the MBUX infotainment system. As with any A-Class, in standard spec, you get a couple of 7.0-inch infotainment screens - one in front of the driver for the instruments and a centre-dash one for the infotainment functions. Pay extra and you can have both these displays uprated to 10.3-inches in size. And in the back? Well a six-footer might still struggle a little to sit behind another adult of similar height but overall, there's significantly more room for knees and legs than you might expect. If that's not enough, then you can choose this same powertrain in Mercedes' B-Class compact 5-seat MPV. We mentioned boot space earlier: at 310-litres, it's 60-litres down on the 370-litre figure of the standard hatch. For the Saloon, the capacity figure is 345-litres.

Market and Model

Mercedes has priced this A 250e plug-in at about the same level as the top A-Class diesel, the 190hp A 220d, so you're looking at needing around £33,000. That's for the hatch version; you'll need around £600 more for the alternative Saloon body style. For trim, you'll need to choose one of the 'AMG Line' variants. There's 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Executive', 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus'. Standard kit across the range includes LED headlights, heated front seats and Thermatronic two-zone air conditioning. Infotainment's taken care of by a couple of 7-inch screens that feature the MBUX multimedia system with its 'Mercedes me' connectivity and the 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated virtual assistant. 'AMG Line' trim includes 18-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels, privacy glass, an AMG body styling kit, ARTICO/DINAMICA sports seats with red contrast stitching and carbon interior trim. Disappointingly, you have to stretch to pricier 'AMG Line Executive' spec to get basics like front and rear parking sensors and smartphone integration, a trim level that also includes wireless charging and a 10.25-inch central media display.

Cost of Ownership

The 15.6kWh battery can be charged with AC or DC current via a socket located in the right-hand side wall of the vehicle. This A 250e can be charged at a 7.4kW wallbox with alternating current (AC) within 1 hour 45 min from 10-100%. Keep everything charged up and Mercedes reckons that 90% of regular commuting journeys can be completed without using the petrol engine. One important comfort feature is the pre-entry climate control prior to starting a journey, which reduces energy usage and can also be activated conveniently by smartphone. The quoted WLTP combined cycle fuel figure is 256.8mpg and WLTP CO2 emissions are rated up to 25g/km. That means a 6% BiK tax rating; compare that to 28 or 30% for a conventional diesel or petrol-powered A-Class. The MBUX infotainment system assists the driver in finding charging stations. Just start a search simply by saying "Hey Mercedes, find charging stations nearby". Via the 'Mercedes me Charge' system, drivers of this plug-in hybrid model can optionally obtain access to one of the world's largest charging networks, with over 300 different operators in Europe alone (municipalities, car parks, motorways, shopping centres, etc.). Thanks to navigation, Mercedes-Benz customers can find these stations easily and can gain convenient access to the charging stations via the Mercedes me Charge card, the Mercedes me App or directly from the car. No separate contracts are necessary for this: apart from simple authentication, customers benefit from an integrated payment function with simple billing after they have registered their payment method once. Each charging process is booked automatically. The individual charging processes are clearly listed in a monthly invoice.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Polar white
  • Solid paint
  • Light aluminium with longitudinal grain interior trim
  • Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica - Black with red stitching

Body Glass

  • Rear wiper
  • Privacy glass
  • 4 Electric Front and Rear windows
  • Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings

Brakes

  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • ESP with ASR
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Front brake callipers with mercedes benz lettering
  • Radar based regeneration
  • ESP curve dynamic assist
  • Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
  • Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
  • Perforated front brake discs

Chassis/Suspension

  • Comfort suspension

Communication

  • Hard-disk navigation
  • Hey Mercedes Voice activation
  • Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
  • Dual bluetooth interfaces

Driver Aids

  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Direct steering
  • Attention assist
  • 180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
  • Car wash mode
  • Ultrasonic sensors positioned in the front and rear bumpers
  • Mercedes me remote services
  • Remote and charging services plus
  • Active parking assist with visual and audible warning of detected obstacles

Driver Convenience

  • ECO start/stop function

Driver Information

  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Trip computer
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • 7" colour screen in instrument panel
  • Wireless charging
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • 10.25" media display
  • Lamp failure indicator
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • Pre-installation for car sharing
  • Owners manual in English

Driving Mirrors

  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators

Embellishment Trims

  • Dinamica microfibre trim in black

Engine

  • 7.4 kW monophase on board charger

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
  • 2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
  • Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour side skirt
  • Chrome beltline
  • Diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and silver louvre + chrome insert
  • Black weather strip
  • Window line trim strip in chrome
  • Exhaust system - Twin visible tailpipes in polished stainless steel
  • AMG bodystyling - Front apron with splitter in chrome, rear apron with chrome trim and chrome visible trim elements in tailpipe
  • Radio aerial
  • EQ badging

Exterior Lights

  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • LED third brake light
  • LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lamp
  • Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
  • Black air vents with surround in silver chrome
  • Pre-entry climate control

Interior Features

  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Front seat backs luggage nets
  • Black roof lining
  • Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
  • Twin front cupholders
  • Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
  • Acoustic ambient protection
  • Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with red contrast stitching
  • Controller on centre console with chrome surround
  • 3 Spoke flat bottom leather multi function steering wheel with perforated leather in grip area
  • Mode 3 charging cable 11 kW
  • Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
  • Touchpad on center console
  • Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
  • Charging socket
  • Interior mirror with reading lamps in black and frameless
  • 3 pin charging cable plug

Packs

  • Seat comfort pack - A Class
  • Light and sight pack - A Class
  • Mirror package - A Class

Safety

  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Window airbags
  • Black seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Crash responsive emergency lighting
  • Driver and passenger head and side airbags
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Urban guard vehicle protection system with immobiliser and interior protection

Seats

  • Heated front seats
  • Rear head restraints
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Manual height adjustable front seats
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • Sports seats with integrated headrests
  • Front seat cushion length adjustment
  • Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
  • ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seats

Security

  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
  • Keyless Go
  • Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function

Transmission

  • Rear axle multi-link

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels

  • Summer tyres

Wheels - Alloy

  • 18" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels in titanium grey with highsheen finish

Wheels - Spare

  • Tirefit sealant kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 6.6
  • Engine Power - BHP 218
  • Engine Power - KW 160
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 332
  • Engine Torque - NM 450
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1620
  • Top Speed 146

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