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Test of Mercedes A200 CDI

The Mercedes A-Class is not a comfortable perch, but a Compact wishing with Audi A3 and BMW 1 wag at the bet. The A 200 CDI in the practical test.

As #8220;heartbeat of a new generation,#8221; the new Mercedes A-Class is advertised, switching from the previous model will go up for other reasons, however, the pulse. The easy access and great visibility #8211; so far at least purchase reasons number one and two #8211; are the new story. Especially riders compels the narrow, upward half round tapered door cut from a deep bow to all limbs are sorted into the dark rear cavity.

The pulse veteran Mercedes A-Class of the W 176 driver leaves the face of the flat rear-Sehschlitzes possibly maneuvering to skyrocket. Since the Beetle successor through the Gulf, there was in the automotive industry in this country is not such a serious paradigm shift more.

Finally compete with the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3

It was also the pivot Mercedes internally controversial. So many languages in the up to 3,000-strong A-Class from Mercedes team for a continuation of the functional concept. After five different body variants were built with an identical wheelbase and reviewed extensively, eventually prevailing by the dynamic storage.

Especially wanted to finally compete with the right opponents, or as project manager Eva Greiner says: #8220;I was annoyed that many of my college friends drive a BMW 1 Series or Audi A3.#8221; With the B-Class, the Swabians also have another car for pragmatists in the offer, which covers about 80 percent of technology-common parts.

Because of the missing sandwich floor is the new Mercedes A-Class from 16 centimeters flatter and stretched his long snout provocative self-confident in the wind. With 341 liter capacity luggage compartment remains still in the normal range class, but as the massive rear lights not swing with the tailgate up, it must be loaded by a narrow neck.

Therefore Mercedes has done everything to make it the target group at the forefront like. Since the seat height was lowered by 174 millimeters or more than the roof, come on delicate SLK-feelings that are supported in the test car by an AMG package including sport seats, red contrast stitching and plated plastic parts.

Who the expensive AMG styling is too testosterone-heavy, gets the new Mercedes A-Class, but also as a style or urban, which incidentally sounds much snazzier than the previous versions or Classic Elegance with her Black Forest wood decor. Even more impressive, however, the interior with high quality materials all around and a clear design that combines the controls for the climate control and infotainment into separate units. Is not that the point of practicality been lost entirely, details show how the removable rubber inserts in the door pockets, thanks to which can be smaller beverage accidents wash off easily.

Multimedia plug-in the depths of the center armrest

Something Pingeligere complain most about multimedia plug waiting to be plucked from the depths of the center armrest or assistance systems, which can be configured only by steering remote control. Moreover surprising that the controlling department instead of a befitting hood lift could enforce a banal clamp bar. Because otherwise, the standard equipment of the Mercedes A-Class with air conditioning, multifunction steering wheel, CD radio including USB port and a radar-based collision warning system falls far from the poor.

The test car in Mercedes A 200 CDI integrated infotainment system shows, however, that the target group is not yet complete rejuvenation. While dominating the Comand system some online features, but only if a mobile phone with Bluetooth protocol rare DUN (Dial Up Network) is coupled. After all, resourceful hobbyists have programmed an Android app, so that news and weather portals could be downloaded from the test mobile phone Samsung Galaxy S3.

Apple owners looking but still in the tube, because it is only the beginning of 2013, a #8220;Drive Kit Plus#8221; for the iPhone be available that conjures its content on the onboard monitor. Who will stop at the order of about 3,200-euro Comand system should therefore take at least monitor the radio #8220;Audio 20#8243;, which can be retrofitted to either a more favorable compared Becker Navi.

Mercedes A 200 CDI scurries motivated and economically

Of the information superhighway but now at last to hit the road and engine. As Mercedes A 200 CDI with 136 hp keeps the A-class start at traffic lights is not quite what promises the AMG styling. This is the new 1.8-liter diesel variant of Daimler-rounder convinced OM 651 after a brief cold start nailing with good manners and uniform power delivery even just above idling.

In addition, the four-cylinder scurries motivated to just approached the 5,000-point mark. And without being taken to drink. Also thanks to the start-stop system, the direct injection of anknipst gently and smoothly again, test and minimum consumption remain at 6.0 and 4.1 L/100 km in the frame.

Among the highlights of the new Mercedes A-Class is undoubtedly the electromechanical steering system, which denies unnecessary Agilitäts-posing, however, the front-wheel drive when needed ansatzlos and left it easy to control and throws around the corner. When it starts to understeer is usually only a slight Gaspedallupfer to the Baby-Benz with its mostly made of aluminum four-link rear axle back on track. As much as veteran A-class riders to get used to the new body #8211; who drives the Mercedes A 200 CDI once, puts the fear of strangers from a few meters ahead.

And what does the stopwatch? Given the strong front-heavy weight distribution of the vehicle dynamics grapes likely get caught quite high. In fact, the first prototypes have geschwächelt calculated at this point.

Three million kilometers and thousands of hours in a simulator, however, brought the breakthrough: With h 64.5 km / slalom and 130.7 things in ISO course of Mercedes A 200 CDI wags exactly at the level of the Bavarian handling professionals.

A-class ride comfort of a BMW 1 Series #8211; unfortunately

With which shares of Mercedes A 200 CDI, however, the harsh ride comfort. Thus, the AMG sports suspension referenced in combination with the 18-inch wheels almost constantly about the road conditions. A comparison with model Driven series suspension springs but supple, provides short bursts or transverse ribs but by crisp. One looks in vain way adjustable dampers, Mercedes takes over the setup you have for themselves and not let the customer try around with a switch.

But those who hoped for the brand-typical floating feeling of a C-or E-Class in the compact segment will be disappointed.

The target group would hardly disturb this. After all, Mercedes announces the new A-Class has 40,000 prospects who ordered the compact sports car in the very first four weeks after launch. The risk of the new approach has paid off apparently, so the final assembly at the Rastatt plant surrounded from October to three shifts.

What in the Mercedes-makers should in turn lead to a significantly reduced pulse.

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