First drive review: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

James Batchelor
New A-Class
New A-Class


The new A-Class has ditched its old mini-MPV packaging and is now a sporty hatchback. But is it any good? AOL Cars headed to the Peak District to find out.

What is it?

Mercedes-Benz calls this the most important car they've offered for a generation – and that's quite some statement. But it's easy to understand their enthusiasm as the firm can finally tackle the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series head-on for premium hatchback honours.