Mercedes A-Class 2013 Onwards-W176

Mercedes A-Class 2013 Onwards-W176

    Common Faults


    Guide Price £TBC

    Interior – There have been numerous reports of loose or rattling trim panels.





    No recalls to report. Please let Star-Tec Engineering Ltd know if one has come out that we have not shown.


    Model Types


    The W176 Mercedes A-Class is a 5-passenger premium compact 5-door hatchback. 4MATIC all-wheel drive is available, and trim levels range from the basic SE all the way up to the AMG engineered Mercedes A45 AMG. Each model has unique interior and exterior trim. The SE and Sport versions come fitted with the “comfort” suspension, while AMG models get either the “lowered” or aggressive “sport” setup.


    Trim Lines & Engines


    The W176 Mercedes A-Class can be found in the following trims:


    SE – Standard air conditioning, electric windows, remote central locking, heated electric side mirrors with LED turn signals, leather wrapped steering wheel, comprehensive safety package, Bluetooth connectivity, alloy wheels and leather upholstery.


    Sport – 17-inch alloy wheels, unique chrome exterior trim and grille, twin exhaust pipes, optional illuminated door sills, illuminated headrests and automatic windscreen wipers.


    Sport Edition – 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera, keyless ignition, leather seats with contrast stitching and Becker Map Pilot navigation system.


    AMG Sport – Flat-bottom steering wheel, Alcantera cabin trim with red stitching, the ‘lowered’ suspension system, ambient lighting, Sports Direct adjustable steering, 18-inch wheels and unique trim.


    AMG Night Edition – Unique 18-inch wheels, diamond-pin grille, special interior and exterior trim.


    Mercedes A45 AMG – Standard Sport suspension, unique 18-inch wheels, body kit, interior and exterior trim, bi-xenon headlights and 7-speed DCT transmission with paddle-shifters.


    W176 Mercedes A-Class engines:


    1.6 litre petrol – 120 bhp

    1.6 litre petrol – 156 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 211 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 360 bhp (AMG)

    1.5 litre diesel – 109 bhp

    2.2 litre diesel – 136 bhp

    2.2 litre diesel – 170 bhp


    Transmissions choices were a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, or a 7-speed DSG by AMG.


    Model History


    Once upon a time, only people of means could afford to drive Stuttgart’s finest. But the internet bubble of the 1990’s unleashed a massive amount of new money into the world economy. This prompted Mercedes-Benz to re-evaluate its product portfolio, and they discovered that people of ‘lesser means’ still wanted to own a Benz. A few years later, the subcompact FWD Mercedes A-Class W168 made its debut. People loved it, and over 1 million units were sold. Two generations later, the prestige compact segment had become white-hot, and Mercedes needed a small car to compete with the BMW 1-Series and Audi A3. So, the entry-level Mercedes A-Class was completely restyled to attract a whole new audience than its successors.


    No longer a function-oriented city car, the W176 Mercedes A-Class rode on a new 2699 mm chassis, and adopted a more conventional style than its predecessor. The front wears a huge Mercedes logo in the grille (if you pay extra, it’ll even light up), which mimicked the front fascia of the Mercedes F800 concept car. Deep set style lines, similar to those on the larger C, E & S-Class, run down the sides to give the baby Benz a more muscular appearance. And expensive-looking LED lighting accents were used to complete the prestige compact styling exercise.


    The interior of the W176 A-Class is just as impressive as the exterior. There’s soft-touch material everywhere, comfortable seats, expensive looking metallic trim, and round chromed air vents that seem to have been cribbed from the SLS supercar. You no longer get the van-like cargo capacity of the old W169 A-Class. But you do get comfortable seating for 5, and a genuine luxury experience that is uniquely Mercedes-Benz.


    Like the outgoing model, this W176 Mercedes A-Class has an array of innovative safety features as standard. There’s a radar-based collision warning system that makes a loud audible beep if the driver seems to be closing in on an obstacle too fast. The Brake Assist system also moves the brake pads closer to the brake rotors, enabling faster response when the driver hits the brake pedal. The standard brake HOLD feature will keep the brakes and brake light activated so you can take your foot away from the pedal when you’re just sitting in traffic, or queuing. And the Hill-Start Assist function will briefly hold the brakes when you release the pedal on a hill. Of course, you can option more safety kit like automatic headlights,  blind-pot and lane keep assist, radar-guided cruise control, and a self-parking system.




    W176 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    Model years: 2012 – present

    Class: prestige compact

    Body Style: 5-door hatchback

    Drive Wheels: FWD / AWD

    Seating: 5

    Wheelbase: 2699 mm

    Total Length: 4292 mm

    Total Width: 1780 mm

    Total Height: 1433 mm





    1.6 litre petrol – 120 bhp

    1.6 litre petrol – 156 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 211 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 360 bhp (AMG)

    1.5 litre diesel – 109 bhp

    2.2 litre diesel – 136 bhp

    2.2 litre diesel – 170 bhp





    6-speed manual

    7-speed DCT automatic

    7-speed DCT AMG automatic


    For information regarding our servicing options, please visit the Mercedes servicing page.

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