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

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Designo metallic - Patagonia red £662.50 (ex. VAT)
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  • Excess mileage charges will apply if you go over the stated contract mileage
  • Vehicle damage charges may occur if the vehicle is returned outside BVRLA's Fair Wear and Tear guidelines
  • All rentals are subject to the necessary finance acceptance criteria
  • Prices shown are indicative and subject to change.
  • No ownership option is available on this lease
  • Manufacturer's maintenance schedule must be observed and addiitional charges (to mileage) may apply for failure to maintain servicing and any non fair wear and tear damage to the vehicle

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Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Speed sensitive power steering
Cruise control + speed limiter
Service indicator (Active Service System)
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Direct steering
Attention assist
Active lane keep assist
7" colour screen in instrument panel
Acoustic ambient protection
Wireless charging
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Hard-disk navigation
10.25" media display
Active park assist with parktronic system including front and rear parking sensors
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
BUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
180 degree rear view camera with parking guidelines
ECO start/stop function
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
Pre-installation for car sharing
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
Dual bluetooth interfaces
Pre-installation for Vehicle Monitoring
Owners manual in English
Pre-installation for Vehicle Setup
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
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W
Rear wiper
Privacy glass
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Body colour side skirt
Body coloured door mirrors
Chrome beltline
Adaptive brake lights
Diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and silver louvre + chrome insert
Rear fog lights
LED third brake light
Black weather strip
4 Electric Front and Rear windows
Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lamp
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
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
Heated front seats
Rear head restraints
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Manual height adjustable front seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Front seat backs luggage nets
Black roof lining
Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Twin front cupholders
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
Sports seats with integrated headrests
Front seat cushion length adjustment
Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with red contrast stitching
Controller on centre console with chrome surround
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
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
Spectacles compartment for driver
Touchpad on center console
Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
Floor mats with stitched edging and AMG lettering
Black air vents with surround in silver chrome
ISOFIX and top tether child seat fixing points in two outer rear seats
Charging socket
Pre-entry climate control
Interior mirror with reading lamps in black and frameless
3 pin charging cable plug
Seat comfort pack - A Class
Light and sight pack - A Class
Mirror package - A Class
Anti lock brake system with Brake Assist
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Electronic Stability Program with Anti Skid Control
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Electronic parking brake
Drivers knee airbag
Front brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
Window airbags
Black seatbelts
Active bonnet
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Crash responsive emergency lighting
Radar based regeneration
ESP curve dynamic assist
Driver and passenger head and side airbags
Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
Perforated front brake discs
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Keyless Go
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Urban guard vehicle protection system with immobiliser and interior protection
Comfort suspension
Rear axle multi-link
7.4 kW monophase on board charger
Dinamica microfibre trim in black
Summer tyres
18" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels in titanium grey with highsheen finish
Tirefit sealant kit
CO2 32
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1332
Compression Ratio 1992
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 475
Gears 8
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1332
Badge Power 218.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 6.39
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 6.60
Engine BHP 218.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1680
Engine Torque 450.00
Top Speed 146
Front Tyres 225/45 R18
Rear Tyres 225/45 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1440
Length 4419
Wheel Base 2729
Width 1796
Fuel Tank Size 35.00
Weight 2155
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1680
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

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.

Summary

The engineering here is compelling: if you were shopping further up the A-Class range, it's certainly difficult to see why you'd buy an A 220d diesel variant for the same sort of money as is being asked here. It's just a pity that Mercedes doesn't feel able to offer this technology with its lower, more affordable trim levels. Still, you pay for plug-in sophistication and it won't escape the attention of the growing number of buyers in this segment that an A 250e will go nearly 20% further on an electric charge than a rival Volkswagen Golf GTE. As usual with Plug-ins, there's lots to like about the PHEV formula if you can afford the asking price for it; superb refinement, clean emissions that lead to super-low BiK taxation and the appealing prospect of largely fuel-free commuting mileage. Ultimately, it's all about whether you can justify the up-front cost. But we still think this A 250e could make more sense than a conventional model once you add up whole-life costs on a finance deal. And in return for that outlay, you'll get a premium package in return.

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Metallic paint £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Designo metallic paint £662.50 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Polar white Standard (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Cosmos Black £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Denim blue £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Iridium silver £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Mountain grey £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Mojave silver £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Digital white £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Designo metallic - Patagonia red £662.50 (ex. VAT)
Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica - Black with red stitching Standard (ex. VAT)

Deal Summary

Monthly Rental inc. VAT excl. VAT
£{{ mainPrice }} £343.52
Initial Rental inc. VAT excl. VAT
£{{ (mainPrice * upfront).toLocaleString(undefined, {minimumFractionDigits: 2, maximumFractionDigits: 2}) }} £3,091.72
Processing Fee inc. VAT excl. VAT
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Important Information

  • Excess mileage charges will apply if you go over the stated contract mileage
  • Vehicle damage charges may occur if the vehicle is returned outside BVRLA's Fair Wear and Tear guidelines
  • All rentals are subject to the necessary finance acceptance criteria
  • Prices shown are indicative and subject to change.
  • No ownership option is available on this lease
  • Manufacturer's maintenance schedule must be observed and addiitional charges (to mileage) may apply for failure to maintain servicing and any non fair wear and tear damage to the vehicle

WLTP (with effect from April 2020) - Your quote also contains indicative CO2 or MPG values. The data could not be retreived while producing the quote, so we have based it on the lowest possible cost.

The quote will need to be updated with the accurate information before we can proceed to order. Written quotation upon request.