Mercedes-Benz A-Class trim levels guide: Models and specs compared (2023)

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If you’re after a premium hatchback that’s packed with tech, you can’t go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz A-Class. It’s a seriously popular lease thanks to its attractive pricing and wide range of trim levels. But when it comes to the latter, which one should you go for?

When you lease, your monthly payments are based primarily on the car’s future value. That means if you’re after an A-Class with a good trim level, you’ll often find you’ll pay less than other forms of new car finance, because more premium model will be worth more in the future.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class trim levels guide: Models and specs compared (1)

With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at the entire line-up of Mercedes A-Class trims for 2021/22. We’ve included the key features of each, and they are ordered from entry-level to range-topping model. But first, let’s take a look at the range as a whole.

What’s the best Mercedes-Benz A-Class trim level?

The best A-Class trim level for you will depend on your individual requirements, but the range is split into three distinct models: SE (entry-level), Sport (mid-range) and AMG Line (top of the range). However, Sport and AMG Line models are also split into Editions, which again add extra features and options.

There is Sport Executive Edition, AMG Line Executive Edition, AMG Line Premium Edition and AMG Line Premium Plus Edition. The current range-topping model is the AMG Line Premium Plus Edition. The A-Class trim levels available in 2021/2022 include:

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  • SE
  • Sport
  • Sport Executive Edition
  • AMG Line Edition (250e only)
  • AMG Line Executive Edition
  • AMG Line Premium Edition
  • AMG Line Premium Plus Edition

Mercedes-Benz A-Class SE

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The SE is the entry-level A-Class, but don’t think for a second it isn’t a well specified car; it is a Mercedes after all. Standard equipment includes 16in alloy wheels, a diamond-style grille with black pins, LED daytime running lights, a rear reversing camera, heated front seats and a keyless go start function. Mercedes’ latest MBUX infotainment system is also included, with two 7in displays fitted to the entry-level SE.

As far as engines go, there are two options on offer – a 1.3-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel. They can both be specified as a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic. As for safety, you get features such as lane keep assist, attention assist and active brake assist as standard, although you won’t find as much tech to keep you safe as on other A-Classes though.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sport

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The Sport model offers a step up from the SE, with the alloy wheels increasing to 17in and featuring a more sporty design. You’ll also find chrome trim pieces as well as LED high performance headlights on the exterior. Inside, the Sport adds Mercedes’ Thermotronic automatic climate control.

There’s a different leather steering wheel too, with multi-function controls and a silver bezel. The trim looks a little different too, featuring a carbon-effect look. The instrument panel and infotainment system both remain 7in in diameter, while cruise control, and the same safety features as the SE also feature.

The Sport is available with both the 1.3-litre and 2.0-litre diesels, but the pair can now be specified with more power. The diesel is available with either 116hp or 150hp, while the petrol can be specified as 136hp or 163hp. Both are available with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sport Executive Edition

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The A-Class Sport Executive Edition uses Sport trim as its base, but adds some further features and tech – some of which is a worthwhile upgrade. The most notable addition is the 10.25in MBUX touchscreen, which replaces the 7in unit in the SE and Sport. The system is slick to use and adds extra smartphone integration that makes it easier to connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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The alloy wheels also increase to 18in, while you’ll find nice touches like privacy glass and the mirror package – the latter introducing electronically folding door mirrors. The parking package is also standard, adding sensors and visual and audible warnings to the camera.

Engine and drivetrain options remain the same as the standard Sport model.

Mercedes-Benz AMG Line Executive Edition

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The AMG Line Executive Edition is the first of several AMG Line models, and is specced accordingly. On the outside, you get AMG body styling that gives the car a more aggressive look. There’s 18in AMG-style alloy wheels too, while the radiator grille gets a sportier design as well. The Night package is also standard, which adds gloss black trim.

Inside, there are now 64 colours offered by the ambient lighting system, while the seats are upgraded to a sportier set and there’s a fresh three-spoke sport steering wheel. Being the Executive Edition, it gets the larger 10.25in touchscreen with smartphone integration, as well as the parking and mirror packs.

AMG Line Executive Edition introduces a number of extra engine options, including the A250 and A250e. The former is a 2.0-litre petrol producing 224hp, while the 250e is a hybrid offering a combined 218hp. The pair are only available in conjunction with an automatic gearbox. It’s also worth noting that the 250e is available in its own “AMG Line Edition” trim, but we think it’s worth opting for the extras you’d get with the Executive Edition.

Mercedes-Benz AMG Line Premium Edition

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Keyless go is now complimented by Keyless entry, and the rear seats get an arm rest, while the front door sills feature an illuminated cover with “Mercedes-Benz” lettering. The biggest addition for Premium Edition is the 10.25in digital driver display. This is the model to go for if you want those two large screens in your car.

Engine and drivetrain options remain the same as the AMG Line Executive Edition.

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Line Premium Plus Edition

The AMG Line Premium Plus Edition is the range-topping model of the standard A-Class range, and adds Mercedes’ new Multibeam LED headlight technology and adaptive high-beam assist system. It also benefits from a panoramic glass sunroof and safety takes a step up with automatic traffic sign recognition.

The Premium Plus Edition is available with all the engine and drivetrain options.

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What are the trim levels of Mercedes-Benz? ›

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan has three trim levels, all of which you can read about below. The names of its trim levels are Premium Trim, Exclusive Trim, and Pinnacle Trim, and each of them offers something unique.

What is the order of Mercedes classes? ›

There are five different classes of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
These include:
  • 2023 A-Class.
  • 2023 C-Class.
  • 2023 E-Class.
  • 2023 G-Class.
  • 2023 S-Class.

What is the difference between Mercedes A-Class Premium and Premium Plus? ›

“Premium Plus is based on Premium, and adds Burmester® surround sound system, COMAND Online with touchpad, 8.4-inch high-resolution colour display, navigation with 3D map and internet connectivity.

Which Mercedes class is the most popular? ›

The global best-selling model of Mercedes-Benz in 2020 was the GLC with approximately 320,000 units. In 2020, the S-Class was again the best-selling luxury sedan worldwide with about 60,000 units (-17.2%).

Which class is most luxurious in Mercedes? ›

Top 5 Luxurious Mercedes Benz Cars 2023
  • Mercedes Benz C Class- Rs. 50.01 - 70.66 Lakh. ...
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA - Rs. 44.00 - 48.10 Lakh. ...
  • Mercedes Benz E Class- Rs. 65.71 - 83.50 Lakh. ...
  • Mercedes Benz S Class- Rs. 1.58 - 1.65 Crore. ...
  • Mercedes Benz CLS- Rs. 84.70 Lakh, Mumbai.
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What is the most sought after Mercedes? ›

1 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut-Coupe - 2 Units

One of these cars is on display at the Mercedes-Benz museum while the other shattered the record for the most expensive car ever sold when a private collector bought it for an eye-watering $142 million.

Is Mercedes higher class than BMW? ›

While the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is one of the highest performing large luxury sedans on the road today, the overall winner when it comes to luxury performance is BMW. Any consumer looking for style and performance in the same convenient package should choose a vehicle produced by BMW.

Is Mercedes A-Class A luxury car? ›

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a compact entry-level luxury sedan that is only available in one trim level: the A 220. The A 220 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (188 horsepower, 221 lb-ft of torque) paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Which Mercedes are entry-level? ›

A-Class vs Competitors

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a car that was designed to be an entry-level vehicle, with a focus on fuel efficiency and value.

Is premium gas worth it for Mercedes? ›

You may be wondering, “Does Mercedes-Benz require premium gas?” and the answer is “Yes!” Using cheaper, unleaded gas to fuel up your Mercedes-Benz can lead to a significant decline in your vehicle's performance capabilities.

Which Mercedes A Class has a sunroof? ›

The sunroof option is available in all models of Mercedes-Benz A-Class [2015-2019].
Does Mercedes-Benz A-Class [2015-2019] have a sunroof option?
Version NameEx-Showroom Price, IndiaSunroof/Moonroof
A 180₹ 27.86 LakhPanoramic Sunroof
A 200d₹ 29.26 LakhPanoramic Sunroof
A 180 Night Edition₹ 29.83 LakhPanoramic Sunroof
A 200d Night Edition₹ 30.88 LakhPanoramic Sunroof

What's the difference between AMG line and premium? ›

Which one is right for you? The fundamental difference is this: the AMG Line adds cosmetic differences designed to add to the overall look and feel of the car, while an AMG model features a high performance engine designed with driving performance in mind.

Is Mercedes A or C better? ›

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are both exceptional compact cars, but it's important to consider every angle. The A-Class is more accessible, more efficient, and rich in technology, but the C-Class comes with more standard features and offers more engine options.

Are Mercedes A-Class worth it? ›

8 The Mercedes A-Class Is A Great Daily Driver

Standard engines are punchy and frugal. The interiors are well constructed, and base models offer decent equipment levels. It's a luxury compact car, and one with many qualities. From the executive car park to the backstreet car meet.

How reliable is Mercedes A-Class? ›

Mercedes A-Class reliability

The Mercedes A-Class finished 30th out of the top 75 cars in our 2022 Driver Power survey, which is seven places down from the previous year. This time around, reliability seems to be a worry, with the A-Class coming in a disappointing 44th place for this category in the survey.

Why is the Mercedes A class so popular? ›

The Mercedes A-Class launched in 1997 in a decade when many passenger car designs had become less than inspiring, but with its four-door compact hatchback body shape, the A-Class brought a sporty, family-friendly feel to the entry-level end of the Mercedes range.

Why is Mercedes A Class so expensive? ›

Mercedes are expensive due to their high-quality parts, spares and servicing, vehicle manufacturing investments, maintenance costs, and innovation in safety, luxury interiors, sound systems, connective technology, global brand value, and commitment to superior quality.

What's the best A-Class car? ›

Best A Cars
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  • #8. GMC Jimmy.

Is limited the highest trim level? ›

Most car trim levels with an L (EX-L, LX, LE, SEL, etc.) are luxury trim packages. Trim levels with names like Platinum, Premium, or Limited usually represent higher-end packages, often (but not always) at the top of the range.

What Mercedes has the most luxurious interior? ›

For the 2022 model year, the Maybach S-Class offers a deluxe interior that puts it at par with the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Bentley Continental GT. Let's tell you more about the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class' interior, as we consider it the most luxurious interior ever built into a luxury car.

Is Mercedes fancier than BMW? ›

Mercedes are the most expensive among cars of the same class. BMW and Audi have parity prices, which can be slightly ahead of each other depending on the dealer.

Is S or E class better? ›

The E-class has more legroom in the front and rear seats for example. The S-Class does have the advantage in some areas, however, offering a very significant 2-inches more headroom in the front two seats, and cargo space that greatly surpasses that of the E-Class.

Which Mercedes hold their value? ›

Mercedes-Benz and its many luxury cars and sedans are likely to retain 47.2 percent of initial vehicle values. MotorTrend reports that the AMG GT four-door coupes, the Maybach GLS luxury SUV, and the S-Class are the most prone to depreciation. However, the C63 AMG and E63 AMG Wagon are among the most steady.

Is Mercedes selling over MSRP? ›

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On top of that, buyers of luxury cars tend to pay more over MSRP. For example, Mercedes-Benz purchasers paid between 2% to 4% more than the sticker price.

What cars are better than Mercedes? ›

Alternatively, if the S-Class isn't to your taste, here are eight other 2022 luxury cars to consider in its place.
  • 8 Lexus LS.
  • 7 2023 BMW 7 Series.
  • 6 Audi A8.
  • 5 Maserati Quattroporte.
  • 4 Genesis G90.
  • 3 Lucid Air.
  • 2 Hyundai Grandeur.
  • 1 Toyota Century.
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Which is better Audi or BMW or Mercedes? ›

According to the results of the research on vehicle dependability that Consumer Reports conducted for 2022, the Audi brand came in at number fifteen, ranking higher than both BMW and Mercedes-Benz. BMW is now ranked #17, two spots below Audi, while Mercedes-Benz has slid to #23.

Which is better Mercedes or Audi? ›

Mercedes-Benz vs Audi: Design

Audi has the reputation for creating cars that are more eye-catching than Mercedes, with the R8 and the mold-breaking TT both being great examples of this. Mercedes have always relied on a more traditional design esthetic, especially for their large sedans.

What lasts longer Mercedes or BMW? ›

BMWs are more durable than Mercedes.

BMW offers stronger build quality, value, and repair records than Mercedes. BMWs last up to 200,000 to 250,000 miles, with an average lifespan of at least 15 years. Mercedes last up to 150,000 to 200,000 miles with an average lifespan of over 10 years.

Why is Mercedes discontinuing the A-Class? ›

According to Automotive News, the move to drop the A-class was influenced by the automaker's “ongoing effort to streamline our product offering strategy.” It was also reported the A-class sedan's sales have slowly dropped since its 2019 release.

What is the difference between A220 and A220 4Matic? ›

With the 2022 A-class, the sole engine choice is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 188 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard with the A220, while the A220 4Matic has all-wheel drive. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission handles gearchanges.

What is the difference between a200 and A220? ›

The A 200 d offers up 148bhp and 320nm, enough for an 8.1-second 0-62mph time and a top speed of 137mph. The more powerful unit in the A 220 d makes 187bhp and 400nm, accelerates from 0-62mph 1.1 seconds quicker and has a 146mph top speed. Both are front-wheel drive only and matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Is the A-Class the cheapest Mercedes? ›

Driving the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Don't be misled by the fact that this is the most affordable car in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. Despite its affordable starting price, the A-Class still drives like a Mercedes.

Which class is cheaper in Mercedes? ›

The Mercedes A Class price in India can be considered to be the cheapest at Rs. 27.85 to 30.94 lakh.

Which Mercedes class is the most affordable? ›

What is the cheapest Mercedes car you can buy in 2022 and is it worth it? When it comes to entry-level Mercedes luxury, we're talking about the A-Class sedan. The brand's least expensive vehicle starts at $33,950 for the A220 model.

What happens if I put regular gas instead of premium in Mercedes? ›

Your Mercedes-Benz has a number of sensors in the engine designed to precisely time the firing of the cylinders. Low octane fuel will cause the pistons to fire too quickly, eventually causing serious and even catastrophic damage to the engine. So, use only high-octane gas in your Mercedes-Benz.

What happens if you accidentally put regular gas instead of premium Mercedes? ›

Don't worry! While it may affect performance, accidentally putting regular gas in your Mercedes-Benz won't damage your car. While Mercedes-Benz cars run on premium fuel, your car will adjust if you accidentally put in 87 octane. You may notice lower performance and a drop in fuel economy.

What happens if I accidentally put regular gas in my premium car? ›

Putting Regular Fuel in a Car That Requires Premium

Using lower octane fuel in a vehicle that requires premium gas could cause some serious internal damage. You'll most likely notice the spark knock (a sort of high-pitched pinging or rattling noise).

What Mercedes has stars on the roof? ›

Illuminated Mercedes star, trim part | 2022 GLS 450 SUV | Mercedes-Benz USA.

Which Mercedes has a retractable roof? ›

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet.

What is the difference between sun and moon roof? ›

A sunroof is a panel made of glass or metal that's installed on the roof of a car, truck, or SUV, which slides open or pops up to allow light and air into the cabin. A moonroof is typically a clear or tinted glass panel that slides between the roof and the headliner, and can sometimes be opened to allow in fresh air.

What is better AMG or 4MATIC? ›

Better performance – For those looking for the most power possible in a vehicle, you will want to look into 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive. The additional traction gives 4MATIC® Mercedes-Benz vehicles faster acceleration times and more power on the road, especially on the Mercedes-AMG® 4MATIC® equipped vehicles.

What does AMG line premium mean? ›

What is AMG Line? AMG Line is a trim level that includes interior and exterior styling features that give Mercedes-Benz models a sportier look but at a lower price (and with lower running costs) than the company's high-performance AMG models.

What is the difference between AMG line and night edition? ›

The AMG® Line with Night Package trim has not only the aforementioned Night Package, but also other design tweaks. These adjustments include the AMG® body styling, which has mesh air intakes, and other stylistic choices to improve the vehicle's aerodynamics. You'll also have stylish chrome tips on the vehicle's grille.

What are the different classes of Mercedes and what do they mean? ›

“L” indicates “Leicht” (lightweight) for sporting models, and “Lang” (long-wheelbase) for sedan models. “R” indicates “Rennen” (racing), used for racing cars (for example, the 300SLR). “S” Sonderklasse “Special class” for flagship models, including the S-Class, and the SL-Class, SLR McLaren and SLS sports cars.

Is Mercedes A-Class a luxury car? ›

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a compact entry-level luxury sedan that is only available in one trim level: the A 220. The A 220 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (188 horsepower, 221 lb-ft of torque) paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

What is the difference between Mercedes A-Class and AMG? ›

The fundamental difference is this: the AMG Line adds cosmetic differences designed to add to the overall look and feel of the car, while an AMG model features a high performance engine designed with driving performance in mind.

Is an A-Class an AMG? ›

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 and A 45 S Hatchback not only have “AMG” in their names, but also under the bonnet. The new belt-driven starter-generator (RSG) with 48 V onboard system redefines performance for the AMG A-Class. The key to superior performance is the optional AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension.

What does AMG mean in English? ›

The History of AMG

Both the cosmetic trim and the high performance engines are borne from the rich racing heritage of Mercedes-Benz. The letters "AMG" stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach. Aufrecht and Melcher were the original founders of AMG and Großaspach was Aufrecht's birth place.

Which is the lowest class of Benz? ›

Mercedes-Benz car price starts at Rs 41.99 Lakh for the cheapest model which is A-Class Limousine and the price of most expensive model, which is Maybach GLS starts at Rs 2.92 Crore.

Why is the Mercedes A-class so popular? ›

The Mercedes A-Class launched in 1997 in a decade when many passenger car designs had become less than inspiring, but with its four-door compact hatchback body shape, the A-Class brought a sporty, family-friendly feel to the entry-level end of the Mercedes range.

What is better AMG or Mercedes? ›

AMG® Vehicles

Yet AMG® is not exactly the same as Mercedes-Benz. AMG® is the performance division/trim of Mercedes-Benz. AMG® Mercedes-Benz automobiles are tuned in a specific way and upgraded for additional power. These vehicles also provide extra-sporty handling and more stylish aesthetics.

Is Mercedes AMG better than BMW? ›

Mercedes-Benz AMG and BMW M Class models offer consistent, high-quality performance. Although both divisions have their cars tuned to perfection, Mercedes-Benz AMG is still ahead of its competitors in terms of performance. AMG models have more horsepower and torque than M models.

Is AMG a trim level? ›

Mercedes-Benz allows you to upgrade nearly any model with an AMG trim or styling package. This means you can customize your vehicle to look exactly like an AMG car, minus the all-important AMG engine. AMG trim options include: A rear spoiler to give the car a sportier look and reduce drag.

What is AMG line premium? ›

What is AMG Line? AMG Line is a trim level that includes interior and exterior styling features that give Mercedes-Benz models a sportier look but at a lower price (and with lower running costs) than the company's high-performance AMG models.

How do you tell if a Mercedes is an AMG? ›

The most obvious is the AMG lettering. A little detail is the AMG lettering on top of the exhaust pipes. You will find it on all AMG vehicles (except the A 45 AMG without the optional AMG sports exhaust system). You will not find the quad sports exhaust system or the AMG lettering on the exhaust pipes on the A45 AMG.


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