Mercedes Hatchback Buying Guide

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Mercedes Hatchback Buying Guide

The Mercedes Hatchback manufactured in Germany now found to be one of the leading cars for UK families. The vehicle proven as a great family car introduced the first generation a W168 in 1997. The British lifestyle of many demanded a newer version of the Mercedes, known as the second generation model W 169 was on the scene by late 2004. The 1997 Mercedes Hatchback launched the five-door vehicle. Eventually the three-door hatchback known as the C180 Kompressor entered the marketplace. The selections focused on size and convenience for family members. The whole idea was to create a vehicle that the family could use while mom and dad could utilize the luxury features for specific professional careers. The Mercedes improves the position of the owner to give the air of importance to those who drive it, while the hatchback keeps it affordable. The many features that the Mercedes contains enhance the owner's prestige among other professionals. Purchasing a Mercedes at a local dealer or on eBay requires that the buyer educate himself appropriately before making a hefty decision.

First Generation Mercedes (168: 1997-2004)

The First Generation Mercedes are all A-Class models powered by four-cylinder engines, with 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol models. The 1.7-litre diesel engine followed the A-Class model giving the vehicle two versions for the consumer's selection. The larger 1.9-litre petrol model launched in 1999 became a hit in Britain immediately amongst the consumers. Finally, in this series the 2.1 was the last of its kind placed on the market in 2002 ended the first generation series. After the first launch, the German company decided to start working on two other generations of the Mercedes Benz vehicle.

Engines

Each class and model of Mercedes has its own notable engine features and motor capabilities. From its introduction, each Mercedes hatchback model year trumps the previous year.

Model

Year

Motor

Rated Power

Speed

A160 CDI

1998-2000

1.7L diesel (1689cc)

44 kW (60 PS; 59 hp)

158 km/h (98 mph)

A160 CDI

2000-2004

1.7L diesel (1689cc)

55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp)

163 km/h (101 mph)

A170 CDI

1998-2000

1.7L diesel (1689cc)

66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp)

175 km/h (109 mph)

A170 CDI

2000-2004

1.7L diesel (1689cc)

70 kW (95 PS; 94 hp)

182 km/h (113 mph)

A140

1998-2004

1.4L petrol (1397cc)

60 kW (82 PS; 80 hp)

170 km/h (106 mph)

A140 Auto

2000-2004

1.6L petrol

60 kW (82 PS; 80 hp)

166 km/h (103 mph)

A160

1998-2004

1.6L petrol (1598cc)

75 kW (102 PS; 101 hp)

182 km/h (113 mph)

A190

1999-2004

1.9L petrol (1898cc)

92 kW (125 PS; 123 hp)

198 km/h (123 mph)

A210 Evolution

2002-2004

2.1L petrol (2084cc)

103 kW (140 PS; 138 hp)

203 km/h (126 mph)

The A160 Limited comes in an Ember Red or Ocean Blue body color. This version created for the Japanese market has a right drive for the convenience of the consumer. The family auto comes with a child safety seat, lamellar roof, and 6-disc CD changer. The vehicle went on sale in January of 2000. The Avant-garde version entered the market in May of 2000. Only 600 units placed on the market with a Snow White body, grey interior seats, and uniquely designed alloy wheels.

The next limited edition Mercedes, A210 Evolution L with only 200 units put into production. This version is the long wheelbase A-Class with 2.1-liter engine, sport suspension 17-inch AMG-5 spoke alloy wheels, and wide tires. The vehicle features the typical AMG design styling package that gives it a noticeable appeal.

The A-160 Limited Mercedes manufactured with a right-hand drive option for the British market included Galaxy Black body with suede blue leather seats. The A160 Piccadilly manufactured in 2003 as well saw only 250 units made for the market a real gem for those that like the Mercedes. The A-Class Piccadilly later created in 2004 a special package for the A160 Classic and A160 wheelbase Classic inclusive of a leather-covered steering wheel with shift lever only added to the desire for the consumer to own a Mercedes.

Second Generation Mercedes Hatchback (W 169: 2004-2012)

The First Generation Mercedes became such a success that the market demanded the Second Generation Mercedes built so that more consumers could enjoy the beauty and luxury that the vehicle afforded the owners. The W169 was the first constructed for the Second Generation and became an instant success in the market. The vehicle had many features that tempted the consumer in the UK and abroad. The A Class came well-equipped with air bags and force exerted seat belts to protect the consumer in case of a crash. In this vehicle, there are seven types of 4-cylinder motors and four types of petrol to run the vehicles. All the Mercedes hatchbacks in this generation meet the EU4 Emissions limits, making them ideal for the market in any country.

A-Class Hatchback

The Mercedes Benz A- Class a version of the 5-door A-Class hydrogen fuel cell with the electric motor is now a limited edition sought after by many collectors. This is the vehicle that the International Motor Show used as the press shuttle with only 4 produced at the time it proved worthy of high recognition.

Mercedes A170

The continuation of the A170 Avant garde Limited 2005 saw limited production in the Cosmic black body and the 200 leaf silver body. There were only 200 of each made with the five door right drive for the market in Japan. These vehicles were very eloquent with interiors that were white and night black. The Mercedes went on sale September 2006 for consumers.

Those consumers interested in sports cars enjoyed the A170 Sports Edition 2007, which only had 100 Jupiter Red and 200 Night Black bodies. The A170 Sports saw the interior as black with many special features. While this was more of a Sports vehicle, many families enjoyed the fact that it had 5-doors and a right drive. The A-170 Noble Edition manufactured in 2007 also was limited with only 200 units made. The vehicle went on sale October of 2007.

Electric A-Class Mercedes Hatchback

The Mercedes Benz A-Class with E Cell introduced into the market for the public at the Paris Motor Show October 2010. The A-180 Final Edition introduced in 2012 saw the production of 300 vehicles with the 5-door right drive for the Japan market. This vehicle went on sale May 2012 and it included calcite white body, black interior, with a full sport package. This vehicle showed the emblem "Final Edition" on the floor mat with a "Final Edition" silver logo plate.

Third Generation Mercedes Hatchback (W176:2012- )

The Mercedes Hatchback third generation is built to suit the a younger generation of drivers. The Concept A-Class 2011 version for instance a 4-cylinder petrol engine comes with a radar based collision warning system. The style and design of this Mercedes shows the modern age that most consumers prefer when selecting a vehicle. The next Mercedes A250 Sport shows off style and luxury.

The next Mercedes in the Third Generation A180 Blue Efficiency manufactured in 2013 distributed only 100 units. The A-180 model includes the Jupiter red body with leather twin black interior upholstery. The A-180 manufactured the Sports edition with a Polar silver body with leather Dina Mica black interior. The AMG design exterior included full memory, power driver seat and a privacy glass at rear and a black door mirror.

Engines for the Third Generation Mercedes-Benz

All Mercedes models come in a diesel and petrol option. Both options have specific power and torque capabilities for consumers to consider. Petrol models are as follows:

Model

Years

Type/code

Power@rpm, Torque@rpm

A180 BlueEfficiency

2012-

1,595 cc (97.3 cu in) I4 turbo ( M 270 DE 16 AL red.)

122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp)@5000

200 N·m (148 lbf·ft)@1250-4000

A200 BlueEfficiency

2012-

1,595 cc (97.3 cu in) I4 turbo ( M 270 DE 16 AL)

156 PS (115 kW; 154 hp)@5000, 250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)@1250-4000

A250 BlueEfficiency

2012-

1,991 cc (121.5 cu in) I4 turbo ( M 270 DE 20 AL)

211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500, 350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)@1200-4000

A250 4MATIC BlueEfficiency

2013-

1,991 cc (121.5 cu in) I4 turbo ( M 270 DE 20 AL)

211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500, 350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)@1200-4000

A250 Sport

2012-

1,991 cc (121.5 cu in) I4 turbo ( M 270 DE 20 AL)

211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500, 350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)@1200-4000

A45 AMG

2013-

1,991 cc (121.5 cu in) I4 twin-scroll turbo ( M 133 DE 20 AL)

360 PS (265 kW; 355 hp)@6000, 450 N·m (332 lbf·ft)@2250-5000

Each model listed above is petrol while each model below is diesel. Some models are available with a choice in fuel options. Critics argue that diesel engines require less gas and thus less stops at a fuel pump. Both have their individual pros and cons.

Model

Years

Type/code

Power@rpm, Torque@rpm

A 180 CDI BlueEfficiency (OM 607)

2012-

1,461 cc (89.2 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 607 DE 15 LA)

109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp)@4000, 260 N·m (192 lbf·ft)@1750-2500

A 180 CDI BlueEfficiency (OM 651)

2012-

1,796 cc (109.6 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 651 DE 18 LA red.)

109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp)@3200-4600, 250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)@1400-2800

A 180 CDI BlueEfficiency Edition

2013-

1,461 cc (89.2 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 607 DE 15 LA)

109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp)@4000, 260 N·m (192 lbf·ft)@1750-2500

A 200 CDI

Blue Efficiency

2012-

1,796 cc (109.6 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 651 DE 18 LA)

136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp)@3600-4400, 300 N·m (221 lbf·ft)@1600-3000

A 220 CDI

Blue Efficiency

2012-

2,143 cc (130.8 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 651 DE 22 LA)

170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@3000-4200, 350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)@1600-3000

Each year Mercedes-Benz creates new models, some with diesel, some with petrol, and others with exclusively one option.

How to Buy a Mercedes Hatchback on eBay

With technology as advanced as it is today, most people now do all of their vehicle shopping and selling online. It is actually much easier to do it over the Internet than it was years ago when the only way to find cars was to go to a dealership or read the ads in the newspaper. Now you can visit the eBay site and look for anything you want, including a new or used Mercedes-Benz hatchback . Just use the search bar by typing in the product name, and clicking on the "search" button. For example, if you enter " Diesel A180", eBay will compile a list of all the options cars that are for sale in the country. Naturally, most people do not want to go travel all over the countryside looking for a car, so you can fix this problem by sorting the listings to show the nearest ones first.

Conclusion

The Mercedes Hatchback proven to be a very popular vehicle in the British market. Consumers are able to find the Mercedes Hatchback they like the best when they visit eBay Motors. The ability to select the vehicle that you want, according to the generation, made easy with the description provided for the consumer. The type of engine, petrol and diesel used to operate the vehicle displayed with the statics on each vehicle. The picture of the vehicle and description placed on eBay is a very important for the consumer in decision making. Those who enjoy owning the Mercedes-Benz Hatchback or want to buy one for the first time know that this vehicle is one of the most accepted in the marketplace for the consumer.The Mercedes-Benz made its way in the marketplace in the early 1990s and remains today as a leading vehicle selected by the consumer in the UK.

The Mercedes Hatchback proven to be amongst the elite vehicles of today remains in the marketplace with production happening in different countries around the world. The United States host a plant to enable the consumer to get the newer version while the vehicle is still being largely produced in Germany with many UK buyers. The limited editions are still hard to obtain but available for those who do their homework checking out eBay Motors constantly for newly submitted ads. The information data given lets the buyer know if it is a limited edition on sale or one of the Third Generation manufactured for today's market.

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