Used Mercedes A-Class deals

Starting at less than £185 a month: used Mercedes A-Class deals

BuyaCar team
Apr 6, 2018

The Mercedes A-Class brings a touch of class to the crowded family hatchback market, You can expect more luxury than you’ll find in a Ford Focus, at a price that rivals the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3.

Prices for this compact Mercedes start at less than £11,500, or around £182 a month for a 2014 car. There’s a huge variety of models available from top-value, four-year-old diesels in good specifications to nearly new examples of the range-topping Mercedes-AMG A45, which is faster than many sports cars.

Click below to search for all of the current deals on the car or scroll down to find which A-class is right for you.

 

 

Used Mercedes A-Class (2012-2017) deals

Now five years old, the current A-class has just been replaced by an all-new model. Mercedes hasn’t changed the design too much, so the outgoing car still looks relatively fresh and certainly in terms of value for money, more attractive.

On that point, prices start at £11,500 or around £185 a month for one of the most popular versions, the diesel-powered A180 CDI Sport. If you want more power, consider the larger A200 CDI or A220 CDI, prices for which start at around £13,000 or around £190 per month. From 2015, these engines were renamed 180d, 200d and 220d.

Diesel-powered A-class models are most common but the engines aren't the quietest or smoothest. You may find the A160 (launched in 2015), A180 or A200 petrol models more appealing, if a little less powerful. Prices for these begin at around £12,300, or around £190 per month. Prices for the more powerful A250 begin at around £17,500 or £265 a month.

All engines are available in a wide range of trims including basic SE (climate control, a reversing camera and Bluetooth), Sport (sportier styling, larger wheels and sports seats) and AMG Line (a sports body kit and lowered sports suspension). With its smaller wheels and softer suspension, SE is the most comfortable but AMG Line is easily the most popular, if a little uncomfortable on all but the smoothest roads.

A-class options are expensive but quickly lose their value. Mercedes bundles the best into option packs. For example, Executive, available on SE and AMG Line, brings a sat nav, heated front seats and parking assistance. It cost £1000 when new but that price quickly falls to a premium of around £250 on used cars fitted with it.

 

Best used Mercedes A-Class deal for fuel economy

Mercedes A180 d SE Easily the most economical A-class, the 1.5-litre A180 d has an official fuel economy figure of 81mpg, although you should only expect around 50mpg in real-world driving. With official carbon dioxide emissions of 89g/km, cars registered before 31 March 2017 currently pay no road tax.

The older A180 CDI is equally as impressive with official figures of 78.5mpg and 92g/km. In comparison, the most economical petrol version is the 1.6 SE DCT at 54.3mpg.

  

Best used Mercedes A-class deal for value

Mercedes A180 Sport
Prices for a petrol-powered A-Class start at under £15,000 and mean that there's no need to worry about future diesel charges. Sport versions are more common than entry-level SE cars and have a sportier design. Versions built after September 2015 also have larger dashboard screens. Underneath the car, comfort suspension keeps the ride smooth; more recent cars have adjustable modes so you can opt for a comfortable or sporty feel.

  

Best used Mercedes A-Class deal for gadgets

Mercedes A-class AMG Line Premium Plus AMG Line is the highest-grade trim (there’s one above it called White Art Edition but that’s essentially a late special edition version). It’s available on all engines and brings gadgets including a 12-button multifunction steering wheel.

The optional Premium pack adds ambient lighting, Garmin Pilot navigation and LED high-performance headlights with adaptive main beam assist. To this Premium Plus adds electrically adjustable front seats, electrically folding door mirrors, keyless-go and a panoramic sunroof.

 

Best used Mercedes A-Class deals for young drivers

Mercedes A180d SE
No Mercedes A-Class is particularly cheap to insure, but the basic diesel car, (earlier versions were badged A180 CDI) gives young drivers the best chance of driving a Mercedes without breaking the bank. It's in insurance group 15 (the lowest is group 1), two groups below the most basic petrol A160 SE launched in 2015, and three groups below the A180 SE petrol that was, prior to that, the most basic petrol A-class. It's also the cheapest A-Class to buy.

   
 
Best used Mercedes A-Class deals for families

Mercedes A200d SE Admittedly, the A-class isn't the roomiest or most practical family hatchback but those reservations aside, for its blend of price, strong performance, good economy (68.9mpg), this version is the best family buy.
It’s worth looking for one with the Executive pack that brings heated seats, Parking Pilot for assisted parking manoeuvres and a Garmin sat nav.

  

Best used Mercedes A-Class deal for performance

Mercedes-AMG A45 4MATIC This version is not only the most extreme A-class you can buy, it’s about the most powerful hot hatchback of its era full stop. It can go from 0-62mph in just 4.2 seconds. All this performance is available from just £24,000 or just over £300 a month, a huge saving on the model’s £48,000 new list price.

  

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