Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 2018 review

Our Verdict
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
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This new version is the most luxurious A-Class yet, but has Mercedes made it a class leader?

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5 June 2018
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What is it?

It’s come a long way, the A-Class. All the way from the 1990s car and its infamous elk-avoidance issues to this: the all-new Mk4, which looks to be so posh that it’s virtually a shrunken CLS.

A haughty hatch, perhaps - but in a good way.

From launch, the A-Class is automatic-only and is offered as an A180d, or as A200 and A250 petrol models, with manual gearboxes and more powerful diesels and petrols due to flesh out the range by 2019.

As has already been discussed in our international drive of the A180d, the A-Class gets torsion beam rear suspension on everything up to and including the A200. The A250 we’re testing here gets multi-link rear suspension as standard.

What's it like?

Really rather good. It’s got a moderate zing to it – as it should have given the 221bhp 2.0-litre engine.