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Affordable Mercedes-Benz at under £400 per month

Mercedes-Benz cars are the first name in luxury, performance and style. But if you’re buying on a budget, which models do you look at. To help get started, we’re taking a look at seven affordable Mercedes Benz cars available to lease for under £400 per month.

The models in the frame are the A class, CLA class, GLA class and C class.

Each model has its own distinct appeal whether it’s style, practicality and whether it’s going to be used for family leisure time, as a business tool or a combination of both. Although we focus on the cost of leasing, we’re also taking into account a range of factors such as the list price, acceleration, fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and Vehicle Excise Duty for new registrations from 1 April 2017.

A Class
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The A class represents a fantastic entry into the world of Mercedes-Benz and is a serious contender in the premium hatchback segment. With its athletic sporty looks, the model lines include SE, Sport and AMG Line and additional Executive upgrades available. There’s a wide range of engines too including flexible and economical diesel and petrol engines to the rip-roaring AMG A45.

We think the A160 SE delivers great value with an exterior that includes 16″ alloy wheels in a 5-twin spoke design, beltline strips in chrome optic and a single-louvre grille in body colour making a strong impression.

The interior of the SE features ARTICO leather upholstery for the seats with extendable seat cushions. Advanced hi-tech comes courtesy of the reversing camera with dynamic guidelines presented on the 7-inch Media Display, and in-car entertainment including Audio 20 CD multimedia system with pre‑installation for Garmin® MAP PILOT navigation system.

The A180 Sport meanwhile is true to its name and is equipped with chrome trim parts, a single louvre grille in silver, visible twin tailpipes in polished stainless steel and 17″ 5‑twin‑spoke alloy wheels. It features new technology like the handling programme DYNAMIC SELECT, which allows you to adjust transmission
modes to suit road conditions and your driving style.

The interior stands out with either black or crystal grey ARTICO leather¹ seats, combined with a chequerboard trim. THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control and an 8-inch Media Display come as standard.

Model List Price 0-60 mph

(seconds)

MPG (combined) CO2

(g/km)

Vehicle Excise Duty (total over 4 years) Typical Monthly Personal Leasing Cost
A160 SE

5 door

Auto

£22,110 10.4 54.3 121 £580 £248.93
A180 Sport

5 door

Auto

£24,525 8.6 52.3 126 £580 £310.99

 

 

GLA Class
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Athletic proportions and muscular features set this SUV apart from others in its class and the GLA 200 AMG auto packs a punch at every level.

 

Equipped with all the functionality and technology of the Sport, the GLA AMG Line also comes with AMG body styling, perforated front brake discs and brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering.

 

Inside, the sports seats with integrated head restraints in black ARTICO man-made leather are sure to provide all the comfort and support needed and the rubber studded brushed stainless steel sports pedals complete this dynamic package

Model List Price 0-60 mph

(seconds)

MPG (combined) CO2

(g/km)

Vehicle Excise Duty (total over 4 years) Typical Monthly Personal Leasing Cost
GLA200 AMG Line

5 door

Auto(Executive)

£30,990 8.1 48.7 135 £620 £337.14

 

CLA Class Shooting Brake
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With its swooping lines and head turning looks, the CLA Shooting Brake is a sharp looking estate and drivers have a range of powerful petrol and diesel engines to choose from too. We love the CLA 180 Sport Shooting Brake for its quickness, practicality and style.

 

The car simply oozes dynamism with its energetic bodystyling, a single-louvre radiator grille in diamond design, visible twin sports tailpipes, and 18″ 5‑twin‑spoke alloy wheels, all created to turn heads.

In addition to the eye-catching and sporty exterior the inside of the CLA Sport features illumination for front door sills, ambient lighting (single colour) and pre‑wiring for Garmin® MAP PILOT navigation system and Audio 20 radio / single CD with a 7‑inch Media Display. Sports seats with integrated headrests are standard and available in a choice of three upholstery and two trim combinations.

 

Model List Price 0-60 mph

(seconds)

MPG (combined) CO2

(g/km)

Vehicle Excise Duty (total over 4 years) Typical Monthly Personal Leasing Cost
CLA 180 Sport Shooting Brake

5 door

Auto Tip

£28,432

 

 

8.8 50.6 130 £580 £359.95

 

C Class Saloon
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The C-Class is a leading contender in the compact executive car market and is better then ever. The combination of great comfort, safety, performance and running costs make the C Class a very strong package.

 

The C200 SE delivers top marks at an entry-level price. More dynamic on the outside, more stylish and more rewarding, the SE is brimming with high-end technology including a reversing camera, multi-touch control touchpad and DYNAMIC SELECT, which allows you to adjust transmission modes to suit road conditions and your driving style. The C200 SE has everything to create true driving pleasure and to match the dynamic exterior, the interior seats are fitted with black ARTICO man-made leather and black high gloss trim sets the stylish atmosphere.

The C200 Sport Auto raises the bar further with 17” alloy wheels and LED high performance headlights emphasising its dynamic look.

There’s plenty of high-end technology going on in the car too from heated form seats to the Garmin MAP Pilot navigation system to the Active Park Assist with PARKTRONIC all as standard.

To complete the styling, drivers can choose from ARTICO man-made leather in either black, crystal grey or silk beige. The fantastic interior is rounded off with a high gloss centre console and brushed aluminium to the doors and dashboard.

For drivers who require extra load carrying capability, the C220 diesel Sport estate is hard to beat. Its combination of class, style and load carrying capability makes it a stand out car. With the seats up, capacity is 490 litres and with them down it’s a cavernous 1,510 litres.

Model List Price 0-60 mph

(seconds)

MPG (combined) CO2

(g/km)

Vehicle Excise Duty (total over 4 years) Typical Monthly Personal Leasing Cost
C200 SE

4 door

Manual

£28,830 7.3 53.3 123 £580 £378.73
C200 Sport

4 door

Auto

£30,825 7.3 53.3 123 £580 £380.44
C220d Sport

Estate

Manual

£34,000 7.9 65.7 108 £560 £394.80

The above costs are based on leasing over 4 years, 8000 miles per year with an initial deposit followed by monthly payments.

With such a wide range of cars and flexible finance packages available, there’s surely an affordable Mercedes-Benz to meet your needs. Remember that leasing deals as well sales offers are changing all the time so its best to contact your local dealer or a leasing company with your exact requirements and get them to give you a written quotation.

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