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New Mercedes A-Class review: Better than a BMW 1 Series?


Meet the Mercedes A-Class!

The entry-level cars to the whole Mercedes range has had a mid-life update, and Mat’s about to find out if it has what it needs to compete with competitors like Audi A3, BMW 1 Series & Volkswagen Golf.

Starting with the design, you can see it looks pretty damn similar to the last A-Class. Starting around the back, there are some slightly redesigned taillights, a fake diffuser, and an updated bumper. Around the side it’s almost identical, although the AMG-Line edition we have here comes with some slightly extended side skirts. Then around the front there’s an updated, larger bumper, some new headlights (LED as standard no less!) and there’s a larger bumper. The AMG Line trim also looks slightly more aggressive than the entry-level car.

Step inside, and there’s one big update - the A-Class now comes with a gorgeous infotainment and digital dial dual-screen! It stretches across the dash and looks stunning. Mercedes has also done away with the touch pad that was used to control the infotainment system, although there are still annoying touch sensitive buttons on the steering wheel. Generally the cabin is relatively well made, although look a bit closer and you’ll find a fair few bits of scratching plastic.

When it comes to engine choices, you have a choice between two petrols, and one diesel. The diesel is a 2-litre with 150hp, while both petrols are 1.3-litre turbos, one with 150hp, and one with 177hp. All cars are available as front-wheel drive, and they all come with automatic gearboxes.

The new Mercedes A-Class starts from £32,000, but is it really worth it? And is it better than hatchback competitors like the BMW 1 Series? You’ll need to stick with Mat and see for yourself!

00:00 Intro
00:51 Design
02:40 Interior
04:56 Back Seats
06:25 Boot
07:41 5 Annoying Things
09:40 5 Good Things
11:29 Engines
12:01 Town Driving
12:38 Motorway Driving
13:09 Country Road Driving
13:51 0-60mph
14:25 Verdict

BMW 1 Series review: https://bit.ly/BMW-1-Series-Review-2023

Audi A3 review: https://bit.ly/Audi-A3-Review-2023

VW Golf review: https://bit.ly/Volkswagen-Golf-Review-2023

AMG A45S review: https://bit.ly/Mercedes-AMG-A45-Review-2023

Sell your car with carwow: https://bit.ly/Buy-Sell-WOW

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