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This generation of Mercedes A class has been produced from September, 1997 to March, 2001. We can provide information about 12 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Mercedes is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 1.9 litres and power of from 82 to 125 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement 1.7 litres and power of from 60 to 90 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (6 versions), as well as automatic (6 versions) gearbox.

Mercedes A class average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7.2 to 8.2 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.5 to 5.4 litres per 100km. The most economical Mercedes A class petrol engine version is Mercedes A 160, consuming 7.2 litres per 100km. While the most economical Mercedes A class diesel - Mercedes A 160 CDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.5 liters of diesel.

Mercedes A class CO2 emissions are from 172 to 196 grams per kilometer. Mercedes A class version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Mercedes A 160, which produces 172 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.8 seconds has Mercedes A 190 version, conversely the tardiest one is Mercedes A 160 CDI reaching this speed only in 18.8 seconds.

Lenght of Mercedes A class is 358 cm, it is very small car. Mercedes A class gross weight is 800 kg, this car is about 9 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Mercedes is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 950 $. According to user reviews, average Mercedes A class repair costs are 210 $ per year. Our review authors managed to sell their Mercedes A class in average time of 3 weeks. Below you will find more detailed information about Mercedes A class prices and costs.

In user reviews Mercedes A class received average grade 7.8 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 75% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Mercedes A class modifications

Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. Gearbox
Mercedes A 140 Sep 1997 — Mar 2001 1.4 Petrol 82 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mercedes A 140 Sep 1997 — Mar 2001 1.4 Petrol 82 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (5 gears)
Mercedes A 160 Sep 1997 — Mar 2001 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mercedes A 160 Sep 1997 — Mar 2001 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mercedes A 160 Sep 1997 — Mar 2001 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.7 l/100km Automatic (5 gears)
Mercedes A 160 Sep 1997 — Mar 2001 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.7 l/100km Automatic (5 gears)
Mercedes A 170 CDI Jul 1998 — Mar 2001 1.7 Diesel 90 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mercedes A 170 CDI Jul 1998 — Mar 2001 1.7 Diesel 90 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (5 gears)
Mercedes A 160 CDI Sep 1998 — Mar 2001 1.7 Diesel 60 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mercedes A 160 CDI Sep 1998 — Mar 2001 1.7 Diesel 60 HP 4.9 l/100km Automatic (5 gears)
Mercedes A 190 Aug 1999 — Mar 2001 1.9 Petrol 125 HP 7.7 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mercedes A 190 Aug 1999 — Mar 2001 1.9 Petrol 125 HP 8.2 l/100km Automatic (5 gears)

Mercedes A class safety

During safety testing Mercedes A class has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Mercedes A class is evaluated with four stars.

Mercedes A class prices

Mercedes A class hatchback price in Latvia is from 440 $ to 1700 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Mercedes A class price is above average - Mercedes A class is approximately for 12 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1997 - 2001 prices).

YearLowest price ($)Average price ($)Highest price ($)Availability
2001 650 1100 1700
2000 550 1000 1200
1999 650 900 1200
1998 440 900 1300
1997 440 900 1400

Mercedes A class total costs of ownership

Mercedes A class mileage

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Mercedes A class quality

production year from 1997 to 2001

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Mercedes A class quality is average.
During regular inspections failures are found for approximately 16.2 percents of Mercedes A class.

Year of inspection Age of car Failures found %
/ average for same age cars
Place in rating
Mercedes A klase produced in 2001
2013 12 years 26.0% / 27.60% 29. from 69
2012 11 years 27.0% / 26.80% 41. from 77
2011 10 years 23.7% / 21.40% 53. from 79
2010 9 years 23.7% / 19.20% 53. from 79
2009 8 years 15.6% / 14.00% 64. from 94
2008 7 years 14.2% / 13.30% 60. from 99
2007 6 years 12.9% / 10.70% 77. from 107
2006 5 years 12.6% / 11.20% 73. from 106
2005 4 years 4.9% / 6.50% 26. from 110
2004 3 years 6.3% / 5.60% 72. from 113
Mercedes A klase produced in 2000
2012 12 years 27.0% / 26.80% 41. from 77
2011 11 years 26.1% / 26.00% 37. from 72
2010 10 years 23.7% / 19.20% 53. from 79
2009 9 years 18.2% / 18.30% 48. from 87
2008 8 years 14.2% / 13.30% 60. from 99
2007 7 years 17.0% / 15.80% 66. from 96
2006 6 years 12.6% / 11.20% 73. from 106
2005 5 years 10.6% / 11.30% 47. from 105
2004 4 years 6.3% / 5.60% 72. from 113
Mercedes A klase produced in 1999
2011 12 years 26.1% / 26.00% 37. from 72
2010 11 years 23.4% / 24.10% 35. from 75
2009 10 years 18.2% / 18.30% 48. from 87
2008 9 years 16.0% / 18.10% 38. from 88
2007 8 years 17.0% / 15.80% 66. from 96
2006 7 years 16.0% / 17.20% 45. from 97
2005 6 years 10.6% / 11.30% 47. from 105
2004 5 years 9.2% / 10.90% 42. from 103
Mercedes A klase produced in 1998
2010 12 years 23.4% / 24.10% 35. from 75
2009 11 years 20.0% / 23.30% 23. from 68
2008 10 years 16.0% / 18.10% 38. from 88
2006 8 years 16.0% / 17.20% 45. from 97
2004 6 years 9.2% / 10.90% 42. from 103
Mercedes A klase produced in 1997
2009 12 years 20.0% / 23.30% 23. from 68

Mercedes A class hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Mercedes A class with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
62%
Adjustable steering wheel
58%
Metallic paint
52%
Heated seats
24%
Leather upholstery
21%
Climate control
19%
Sunroof
19%
Auxiliary heating
17%
Panoramic sunroof
12%
Cruise control
6%
Rear parking sensors
5%

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Mercedes A class reviews

Mercedes A class 2000.year Diesel 1.7 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 14 years) Owned for:2 years
Average fuel consumption: 4.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 42
Mercedes A class 1998.year Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 19 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 144.3 $ (~ 144 $ per year)
Total car rating:
5/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 19
Mercedes A class 1999.year Petrol 1.6 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 16 years) Owned for:4`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 555 $ (~ 555 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 38
Mercedes A class 1998.year Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 14 years) Owned for:45`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1720.5 $ (~ 430 $ per year)
Total car rating:
3/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 60
Mercedes A class 2000.year Diesel 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:200`000 kilometers (8 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 155.4 $ (~ 19 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
Review - positive and negative sides
 
Mercedes A class 2000.year Petrol 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2007 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:200`000 kilometers (9 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1507.38 $ (~ 167 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 55
Mercedes A class 2000.year Diesel 1.7 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2006 (age of car 6 years) Owned for:100`000 kilometers (10 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total car rating:
10/10
   female, age 58
Mercedes A class 2001.year Diesel 1.7 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2007 (age of car 6 years) Owned for:60`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.2 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
   male, age 30
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