Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 Sport Review
Silver bullet

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
4 Sep 2013
 

Introduction

When we tested the new A-class a few weeks back, we had an inkling that the new GTI contender from Mercedes-Benz would be more than a niche filler. Considering its unwieldy predecessor, the new car held much promise in the handling department. True to the point, the A-class handled surprisingly well and we were impressed with how deserving the chassis was of a more powerful lump under the bonnet.

Of course going up against the GTI takes more than just a powerful engine. Road holding, performance and practicality stand in its way of claiming top hatch. But this latest hatch from Mercedes-Benz shows great promise. 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1991cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Power 211bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 1200rpm
Power to Weight 144 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 6.6s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 240 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 17.5 km/L
Drag Coefficient 0.320

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed 7G-DCT
Drive Type FF

Measurements

Body Type 5 Door Hatch
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4291 x 1780 x 1433) mm
Turning Circle 11 metres
Kerb Weight 1465 kg
Boot Capacity 341 L
Boot Capacity (folded) 1157 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs