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Mercedes A Class A170 Avantgarde SE 5dr CVT Auto

£5,499
LONDON
2009 (58) 23,475 miles Petrol CVT
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2063* View details

Mercedes A Class 1.5 A180 CDI Sport 7G-DCT 5dr

£13,990
LONDON
2015 (15) 16,000 miles Diesel Automatic
020 3018 2803* View details

Mercedes A Class 2.0 A 180 CDI CLASSIC SE F,S,H + HUGE SPEC

£4,995
LONDON
2011 (11) 43,000 miles Diesel Manual
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 2310* View details

Mercedes A180 CDI BLUEEFFICIENCY SPORT

£15,500
LONDON
2014 (14) 19,100 miles Diesel Manual
020 3018 2473* View details

Mercedes A Class 1.6 A 180 BLUE EFFICIENCY SE

£15,595
LONDON
2014 (14) 6,660 miles Petrol Automatic
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 4412* View details

Mercedes A Class 1.5 A 160 CLASSIC SE AUTOTRONIC

£4,895 was £5,795
LONDON
2012 (12) 72,000 miles Petrol Automatic
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 4412* View details

Mercedes A Class A150 CLASSIC SE

£4,989
LONDON
2009 (09) 43,000 miles Petrol Automatic
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 3626* View details

Mercedes A CLASS A160 AVANTGARDE SWB - 12 months MOT

£1,995
LONDON
2004 (53) 76,000 miles Petrol Automatic
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 3306* View details

Mercedes A Class 1.7 A 180 BLUEEFFICIENCY AVANTGARDE SE

£5,995
LONDON
2010 (60) 61,800 miles Petrol Manual
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 2366* View details

Mercedes A CLASS 1.5 A180 CDI Sport 7G-DCT 5dr

£15,000
BRENTFORD
2014 (14) 11,788 miles Diesel Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2804* View details

Mercedes A-CLASS A180 CDI AVANTGARDE SE

£7,495 was £7,795
BRENTFORD
2011 (11) 38,001 miles Diesel CVT
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 4582* View details

Mercedes A Class 1.8 A 180 CDI BLUE EFFICIENCY SPORT D

£14,999
LONDON
2013 (63) 36,996 miles Diesel Automatic
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 2758* View details

Mercedes A Class 2.0 A180 CDI Avantgarde SE CVT 5dr

£7,990
WEMBLEY
2012 (12) 25,000 miles Diesel Automatic
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 3418* View details

Mercedes A Class 1.5 A160 Avantgarde SE CVT 5dr

£6,380
WEMBLEY
2011 (11) 57,000 miles Petrol Automatic
AA Dealer Promise
020 3018 3418* View details

Mercedes A Class 1.5 A160 Avantgarde SE CVT 5dr

£6,980
WEMBLEY
2011 (61) 37,000 miles Petrol Automatic
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020 3018 3418* View details

Mercedes A Class 2.0 A180 CDI Avantgarde SE CVT 5dr

£9,000
CROYDON
2011 (61) 24,000 miles Diesel Automatic
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020 3018 2648* View details

Mercedes A CLASS 1.5 A150 ELEGANCE SE 5d AUTO 94 BHP

£5,000
WALLINGTON
2009 (09) 95,473 miles Petrol Manual
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020 3018 3071* View details

Mercedes A Class A180 BLUEEFFICIENCY SE

£14,995
BECKENHAM
2014 (14) 15,200 miles Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2093* View details

Mercedes A Class A160 CDI CLASSIC SE

£3,000 was £3,450
LONDON
2009 (09) 62,000 miles Diesel Manual
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020 3018 3184* View details

Mercedes A Class 2.0 A180 CDI Avantgarde SE CVT 5dr

£5,980
WEMBLEY
2012 (12) 40,000 miles Diesel Automatic
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020 3018 5972* View details

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Mercedes A Class

Used Mercedes A Class

AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Mercedes A Class cars on the market. You can also browse Mercedes dealers to find a second hand car close to you today. All used Mercedes A Class on the AA Cars website come with free 12 months breakdown cover.

Expert Opinion

Versatile, affordable and reliable, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class broke the mould for family hatches when it was first introduced in 1997. Since then, it’s been the perfect option for young families, with over 1.5 million units sold worldwide. Across its three generations, the five-door hatch has combined practicality with sporty yet economic performance for everyday commuting.

Key Facts

New Price
£18,850 - £28,700
AA Cars Average
£17,608
MPG
34.4 - 74.3
CO2 (g/km)
98 - 197
Tax Band
A - J
Noise Level
69.0 - 74.0

About Mercedes A Class

When it first came out 15 years ago the Mercedes A Class was a top end MPV-style hatchback. But after struggling to find its feet in a difficult class, it has reimagined itself as a smart and stylish sporty hatchback.

It might be the most affordable, family-friendly option in the Mercedes family, but within the hatchback market it holds a similar place to its manufacturer's other offerings: right at the top end.

Why buy a used A Class?

The Mercedes A Class has come a long way since first being released 15 years ago. Today it sits at the very top of the hatchback class, boasting a high quality interior, comfortable ride and some good engines.

Like its siblings in the Mercedes range, the A Class shines first and foremost for its elegance and class. The early models are boxy and share more in common with the fast outdated MPV class, but the most recent iteration is sharp, sleek and aerodynamic. With the typical Mercedes grille, it stands shoulder to shoulder with some its rivals like the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.

The A Class interior is impressive and takes much from its contemporaries in the high end hatchback class. In the most recent models sports seats and a sleek steering wheel add a touch of glamour, while a total load space of over 1,000 litres gives it surprising practicality, too.

On the road the A Class handles as well as any hatchback, with good grip and some power beneath the bonnet. However, with higher spec the wheels are larger and suspension a little stiffer, so if you're after a smooth ride it's best to stick to the entry level models.

Best of the engines is the A180 CDI diesel, which offers a mix of efficiency, power and comfort. On average it offers a healthy 92g/km CO2 emissions and over 78mpg – all the while managing 0-100mph in under 10 seconds. At the top of the range is the A250, which is easily one of the best hot hatches available on the market today. Offering 211bhp and a nippy 0-100mph speed of a little over six seconds, it gives all others in the market a run for their money.

While it might not be quite as much as an all rounder as the BMW 1 Series, the A Class has come on leaps and bounds in the last half decade. With its sleek style, comfortable ride and sporty performance it's a strong contender in the premium hatchback market.

A Class updates

Mercedes A Class

Since first being released in 1997 the A Class has come a long way.

Here's a short history of the Mercedes A Class, beginning in 1997.

  • In 1997 the first Mercedes A Class was released at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a five door hatchback.
  • The A Class received a facelift in 2001, which included some changes to the front and rear bumper. The new model was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
  • An experimental version of the A Class – the F Cell – was showcased in 2002. The five door F Cell was powered by an electric motor and a hydrogen fuel cell.
  • The second generation A Class was released in 2004 and included better safety features, an improved handling system and a number of new engines.
  • In 2008 the A Class received another facelift. New bumpers and headlights were introduced, as well as a new five door saloon and three door coupe version.
  • A limited batch of special edition A Class cars were released in 2008 and featured a BlueEfficiency package and a number of interior features.
  • The A Class E-CELL, powered by electricity, was launched in a test batch at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
  • At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show the third generation A Class was released. Featuring a heavily redesigned exterior, this model was pitched as a direct competitor to the BMW 1 Series and the Audi A3.

Which used A Class should I buy?

There are a number of dynamic A Class models and generations to choose from. Here we look at some of the different variations on offer in the latest generation.

Mercedes A Class SE

SE

16" alloy wheels, diamond radiator grille, chrome insert Halogen headlamps including integral daytime running lights, 7-inch tablet-style central media display, map pilot navigation system, collision prevention assist, adaptive brake assist, MP3 connectivity, reversing camera with dynamic guidelines, 12-button multi-function leather steering wheel, 3-spoke design with black topstitching, thermatic air conditioning.

Mercedes A Class Sport

Sport

17" alloy wheels, diamond radiator, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, twin tailpipes in polished stainless steel, 8-inch tablet-style central media display, reading lights and console light in rear roof lining, 12-button multi-function leather steering wheel, 3-spoke design with perforated grip area and black topstitching, thermotronic luxury automatic climate control.

Mercedes A Class AMG Line

AMG Line

18" AMG alloy wheels, high-sheen finish AMG bodystyling, front brake callipers with ‘Mercedes-Benz' lettering, perforated front brake discs, diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome, lowered comfort suspension (lowered by 15mm rear and 20mm front), Sports Direct-Steer system Interior AMG floor mats, stainless steel sports pedals, carbon-fibre look trim, sports seats, 12-button multi-function leather steering wheel, 3-spoke design with perforated grip area, flattened bottom section and red contrast stitching.

Mercedes A Class Motorsport Edition

Motorsport Edition

18" AMG alloy wheels, automatically dimming driver's exterior mirror, black diamond grille, electrically folding exterior mirrors, LED headlamps, ambient lighting (12-colour) AMG floor mats, automatically dimming rear view mirror, map pilot navigation system, sports seats in black leather/DINAMICA microfibre upholstery with petrol green and grey stripes, and petrol green contrast stitching.

Mercedes A Class 250 AMG

250 AMG

18" AMG alloy, active Parking Assist including Parktronic AMG speed-sensitive power steering, automatically dimming driver's exterior mirror, front and rear brake calipers painted red with ‘Mercedes-Benz' lettering, diamond grille with pins in chrome, electrically folding exterior mirrors, LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, lowered sports suspension, ‘engineered by AMG' Modified Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), 12-colour ambient lighting, air vents with black surround, red insert and cruciform nozzle, automatically dimming rear view, map pilot navigation system.

What should I look for when buying a used A Class?

As to be expected from the German manufacturers, the A Class is known as a solid and reliable car. To get a good deal make sure you check for some of these common problems.

What to look for in a Mercedes A Class
  • One of the most prevalent fault for A Class owners is that the seat belt adjusters can cause a rattle in the cabin at speed. This can be rectified relatively easily, however. Listen out for any rattling in the cabin when at high speeds.
  • Before taking your A Class out on the road inspect the car's exterior. Pay special attention to the rear springs. You'll have to kneel down to inspect it where it meets the suspension cup. Sometimes these have been known to break, which is easy to miss as the car is still drivable.
  • If the A Class you're looking at features an ACS (Auto clutch-less) gearbox, make sure when you are driving that the dashboard indicator shows the correct symbol for the relevant gears. If you see a “F” symbol persist it could mean there is a transmission problem.
  • Some A Classes have sliding folding roofs. If the one you're looking at has this make sure that it opens and closes properly. Some have reported faults with this, which can be costly to fix.
  • Check all interior upholstery and fittings. The A Class is an upmarket car, so it's worth making sure that it is in as good shape as possible. If you find one in good condition, however, it's an excellent investment.