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We would love to hear about your experience of the Mercedes A-Class. If you have ever owned one of these cars and had to replace any parts then let us know how the parts performed when fitted. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Mercedes A-Class Overview

The Mercedes A-Class was classed as a supermini but is now in the small family car class. The first two generations were superminis and the third generation which came out in 2012 is a small family car. This car is produced by the German automobile manufacturing company Mercedes-Benz. The A-Class was first released in 1997 and is Mercedes entry level car. The new Mercedes A-Class looks really stylish and has great re-sale value. The engines are really good and the car is a good all round performer. The different models are well equipped and have the famous Mercedes safety and security features. They are not as well refined as some competitors and can be very expensive to buy. Does this sound like your experience of the A-Class?

Mercedes A-Class History

The first generation (1997-2004) A-Class was a front wheel drive car which is rather unusual for Mercedes. It has an innovative design feature where the engine and gearbox slide under the front seats in the event of a crash. This feature is called the ‘Sandwich’.

The second generation (2004-12) is an evolution of the previous version but contains some new safety features including active head restraints and a force exerted seat belt system.

The third generation (2012-present) is now in the small family car class and totally changes the look and feel, focusing more on younger people and compete with the likes of the BMW 1-series and Audi A3. This is the current version in production.

Model Types

Special Edition
AMG Sport
Classic SE
Avantgarde SE
Elegance SE

Fuel Economy

The Mercedes A-Class has been available in a variety of different engines: 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 2.0 and 2.1L petrol and 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.2L diesel engines. The most economical of the available engines is the 1.5L diesel engine which offers up to 74mpg. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size are determining factors when it comes to fuel economy.


The Mercedes A-Class is available in 5 or 6 speed manual, 7 speed automatic or a CVT gearbox depending on which generation. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? You can have a look at the Mercedes gearbox section of our website to find the gearbox parts you need for you’re A-Class Mercedes.


We have Mercedes A-Class parts available here at Breakeryard. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has these parts available at some of the cheapest prices around. You can visit the A-Class parts page or you can enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.