Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class Vehicles

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  • 2017
  • 31,000 km
  • Automatic
  • Petrol
  • Group 1 Cars Kuils River
  • 2006
  • 245,000 km
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • Group 1 Nissan The Glen, Johannesburg

Used Mercedes A Class for Sale

Where can you find a good Mercedes A-Class for sale?

Are you looking for a clean Used Mercedes Benz A-Class? Experienced buyers head straight to Group 1 when looking for a used Mercedes A-Class, including the much sought after Mercedes A200 and A180 for sale.

You will generally find the current generation of used Mercedes A Class for sale at Group 1. Popular models are:

The Mercedes Benz A200 2015 proved to be a very popular pick, especially among younger drivers who preferred their luxury ride to pack some engine punch.

Mercedes Benz A Class 2016

The Mercedes A-Class 2016 saw significant improvements in ride quality, with dynamic select suspension setting standard in some models. It comes in 3 petrol and 2 diesel variants.

A review of the full range of Mercedes A Class 2017 in the Aussie website Whichcar.com refers to it as: “offering a car for most buyers, from the modestly powered yet responsive A180 to the wildly potent Mercedes-AMG A45.” It is popular, because it is good looking, offering premium quality, much luxury and top safety features.

4th Generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177)
2018 – present

The fourth generation A-Class Merc (W177) was introduced in Amsterdam in 2018 before its official launch at the Geneva Motor Show that year.

It is available as a 5-door hatchback, a 4-door saloon and a long wheelbase saloon exclusive to China. It is available only as a sedan in the USA, but as both sedan and hatchback in Canada.

Did you know? This new A-Class was named 2019 SA Car of the Year.

Here is an overview of this generation at a glance.

4th Generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • Petrol:
  • 1.3 L I4 turbo
  • 2.0 L I4 turbo
  • 2.0 L I4 turbo
  • Diesel:
  • 1.5 L I4 turbo
  • 2.0 L I4 turbo

Transmission

  • 6-speed manual
  • 7-speed DCT
  • 8-speed DCT 8G-TRONIC (A 200 d and A 220 d)
  • Please note that not all engine/transmission types may be available in South Africa.

Production

  • 2018 – present

Vehicle Class

  • Subcompact executive car (C)

Body Style

  • 5-door hatchback: W177
  • 4-door sedan: V177
  • 4-door long wheelbase sedan: Z177

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 2,729 mm / 2,789 mm
  • Length: 4,419 mm (W177)
  • Length: 4,549 mm (V177)
  • Length: 4,622 mm (Z177)
  • Width: 1,796 mm
  • Height: 1,440 mm (W/V177)
  • Height: 1,454 mm (Z177)

3rd Generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W176)
2012 – 2018

The third generation A-Class Merc (W176) was built between 2012 (2013 in Japan) and 2018. It was based on the 20111 A-Class Concept and unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor show.

This A-Class was much larger than the previous two generations, making it the first fully-fledged A-Class small family car.

It was designed to be much more dynamic than its predecessors, a direct competitor to the Audi A3 and the BMW 1 Series.

Here is an overview of this generation at a glance.

3rd Generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • Petrol:
  • 1.6 L
  • 2.0 L
  • Diesel:
  • 1.5 L
  • 1.8 L
  • 2.2 L
  • Please note that not all engine types were available in South Africa.

Transmission

  • 6-speed manual
  • 7-speed automatic

Production

  • 2013 – 2018

Vehicle Class

  • Subcompact executive car (C)

Body Style

  • 5-door hatchback

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 2,699 mm
  • Length: 4,292 mm
  • Width: 1,780 mm
  • Height: 1,433 mm

2nd Generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W169)
2004 – 2012

The second generation A-Class Merc was built between 2004 and 2012. This was an evolution of the first generation, bigger with more boot space.

Safety features included more airbags, dynamic seatbelts that acted according to the force of the collision, and active head restraints giving more protection during rear collisions.

In 2008 this A-Class had a significant mid-life facelift, size upgrade and technical enhancement.

Here is an overview of this generation at a glance.

2nd Generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • Petrol:
  • 1.5 L
  • 1.7 L
  • 2.0 L
  • Diesel:
  • 2.0 L
  • Please note that all engine types may not have been available in South Africa

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • CVT automatic

Production

  • 2004–2012

Vehicle Class

  • Subcompact car (B)

Body Style

  • 3-door hatchback
  • 5-door hatchback

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 2,568 mm
  • Length: 3,838 mm in 2004
  • Length: 3,883 mm in 2008
  • Width: 1,764 mm
  • Height: 1,593 mm

1st Generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W168)
1997 – 2004

The first generation A-Class Merc was built between 1997 and 2004 (1999 and 2005 Brazil). It was first revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1997.

The A160 was a radical departure from previous models. I was short and tall and featured front wheel drive.

The new A-Class featured a new safety feature, the so-called sandwich bar. In a front-on collision, the engine and gearbox would slide under the floor, rather than into the cabin.

After initial scepticism and an expensive overhaul of the stability systems, the A-Class proved highly popular as a car with Merc build quality, but offering small car zip.

Here is an overview of this generation at a glance.

1st Generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • Petrol:
  • 1.4 L
  • 1.6 L
  • 1.9 L
  • 2.1 L
  • Diesel:
  • 1.7 L
  • Please note that not all engine types were available in South Africa

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 5-speed automatic
  • 5-speed semi-automatic

Production

  • 1997–2004

Vehicle Class

  • Subcompact car (B)

Body Style

  • 5-door hatchback

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 2,423 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,593 mm from 2001
  • Length: 3,606 mm
  • Length: 3,780mm from 2001
  • Width: 1,719 mm
  • Height: 1,587 mm

Look no further to find the best Merc A Class for sale

If you are looking to boost your lifestyle at a price to fit your pocket, please speak our friendly and knowledgeable staff at any of our branches across the country. You can find your nearest branch at:

Group 1 Pre-owned in the Western Cape

You can find your Merc at one of the following Group 1 Pre-owned Showrooms in Kuils River, Stellenbosch and Knysna:

Group 1 Pre-owned in Kuils River
Tel:
021 900 5200

Group 1 Pre-owned in Stellenbosch
Tel:
021 887 6900

Group 1 Pre-owned in Knysna
Tel:
044 302 2600

Group 1 Pre-owned in Gauteng

There are two showrooms in Gauteng to find your ideal A Class:

Group 1 at The Glen
Tel:
010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
Tel:
011 312 2678

Group 1 Pre-owned in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is also well equipped to help you out with two branches:

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
Tel:
041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
Tel:
041 994 1800

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