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Mercedes A Class VS BMW 1 Series | Fifth Gear Team Test Classic

In this classic clip, taken from series 23, which was first broadcast in 2013, the team review the latest (at the time) Mercedes A Class by putting it up against the BMW 1 Series. For access to exclusive Fifth Gear content and all FULL episodes, join our channel

Today the team tested the all-new mercedes a-class it’s merck’s rival to posh hatchbacks like the bmw 1 series and audi a3 it costs between 19 and 29 000 pounds and has engines ranging from 109 horsepower diesel to 211 horsepower petrol mercedes say it’s more dynamic than ever and we’re testing the top spec petrol in sporty amg trim ladies and gentlemen i’m so

Excited to announce that mercedes have built a good-looking front-wheel drive car the mercedes was a real breath of fresh air we saw it nicely styled a huge improvement on the old one i think it’s great isn’t it the first day class was this horrible nonsense this is a solar system away from that the main disappointment with the a-class is the boot space and

Its access they want this car to appeal to young families young families have prams and i bet your bottom dollar a pram would not go in there to summarize it’s got a small boot chase would you like to see i’d love to now right now this is good inside it’s a great bit of kit the colors are very very similar to my 1989 mark ii golf gti it really felt like a a hot

Hatch which was good fun that’s a bit weird i don’t think the screen’s a bit it’s not even angled towards the driver i want to pull that out well you can if you pull it hard it’ll move don’t do it now mercedes claim that this new a-class is much sportier than before we put it up against an unhinged man in the sportiest car in its class which was a bmw one series

The challenge is simple can the new a-class do something the old a-class could never do keep up with a bmw one series i’ll tell you what is amazing we’ve got captain lunatic up front yeah he’s not getting away no no and he’s really he’s hanging his tail right out i know people would pay money to sit alongside tiff in a car but really i’d pay money not to i’ve i’m

I’m done with it did rather well i kept looking at my mirror and there’s plato in green and very concentrated and serious it’s so darty it is really precise and positive and yeah i like it i really like it i’ll tell you what it’s a really good little chassis it’s great merc have worked hard at it i just think that the problem with that amg chassis is is it’s

Incredibly niche i like it around the circuit like this yeah i don’t think i’d like a road though and this is weird about merc merck is known for beautiful ride quality yeah and this is where they’ve almost forgotten about it i might actually have black eyes by the end of this and no one’s even punched me in the face it’s just too stiff for the road take your

Back teeth out the gearbox is slightly annoying it’s great going up the gears it’s brill but it won’t change down when i want to the engine was really fast as well that petrol turbo 208 horsepower really really ripped he’s not getting away there’s no way he’s getting away and it’s weird isn’t that i could do a quicker lap than him because he’s holding it right

Here around this section the new a-class is a revelation it looks fantastic has a quality interior and the handling to match the new mercedes a-class a big improvement on the old one still a slightly harsh ride not the biggest of boots an encouraging eight i did have the chance to have a cheeky drive of the car myself and i thought it was brilliant i’m gonna

Give it a 9. i really like it i think it’s a great looking car and for that matter i’m going to give it an 8. i’d really like to try an a-class that doesn’t have an amg tweaked chassis because i think that’s the sweet spot so the car we’ve driven today i’m going to give it a seven and a half which gives the mercedes a class a team test score of 32.5 out of 14. you

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