Mercedes Benz A Class for Sale in Nigeria
German Automobile giants Mercedes Benz is responsible for three amazing generations of the very unique compact car called the Mercedes Benz A Class. Production started in 1997, and it does not look like the Germans are ready to stop the production of the Mercedes Benz A Class. Originally a five-door hatchback, the second generation saw the introduction of a three door hatchback, and the third generation is now a five door hatchback. Creating an entry level for the cars in the Mercedes Benz line-up, the Mercedes Benz A Class has grown about 68 Centimetres since it was released in 1997, which ensures it has more functionality and practicality. In the African continent, especially Nigeria, the Nigerian populace are not new to the precision and elegance the Mercedes Benz brand provides, and with the Mercedes Benz A Class, it provided the option as a cheaper alternative of a compact yet elegant car. Jumia Car, is here to ensure that you find your reasonably priced used Mercedes Benz A Class.
What to know when Buying Mercedes Benz A Class
Performance and Specifications of Mercedes Benz A Class
Ranging from a 1.6 litre engine to 2.2 litre engine, all available in either petrol or diesel, the Mercedes Benz A Class has transmissions in Manual, semi-automatic and automatic, in either five speed or six speed transmission. The engine types of the Mercedes Benz A Class produces between 107 horsepower and 208 lb-ft of torque and 134 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, depending on the engine specification. Fuel efficiency comes to an average of 24/36 mpg on city and highway roads respectively for the petrol engine and 13/43 mpg for the diesel engine types. It would do 0 km/h to 100 km/h between 6.5 – 8.5 seconds depending on the engine type, and has a top speed of 150/130 mpg. Fast for such a little car, isn’t it?
How is the design of Mercedes Benz A Class
The exterior design of the Mercedes Benz A Class has seen a tremendous change, especially with the third generation, which production started in 2012. The first and second generation still have similar features, except for some minor facelifts done in 2001 for the first generation model, and another done on the second generation model. The first generation had its exterior design done by Steve Mattin, who is also accredited for the design of the Mercedes Benz S Class. Second generation having similar body styling with the first generation was constructed with high-strength steel alloy material. Also, the second generation saw the introduction of a 3 door version. The third generation which is currently in production is longer and has a very sleek yet muscular façade. The interior accessories of the generations prior to the third were fitted with top of the line equipment, but the third tops it all. With its drive Kit Plus for iPhone and the Mercedes-Benz phone module with Bluetooth, other equipment included in the base trim are premium cloth upholstery, a very unique stereo system supporting USB and Auxiliary input, and steering wheel controls.
What are the best features of the Mercedes Benz A Class?
The Mercedes Benz A Class brought with it the “Sandwich” which is a Frontal – impact absorption system. What Sandwich does is that in the event of a very intense frontal impact, the engine and transmission of the vehicle would slide underneath the floor below the pedals. This is to avoid the engine entering the passenger compartment. You have to give it to Mercedes Benz and their attention to safety measures. Also, with an incident in 1997 where the Mercedes Benz A Class flipped over during a test drive, the people at Mercedes Benz recalled all first generation Mercedes Benz A Class till date and were fitted with electronic stability control and modifying the suspension, to avoid such an incidence. This was also introduced on all other vehicles manufactured going forward.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Mercedes Benz A Class in Nigeria
In Nigeria, since the introduction of the Mercedes Benz A Class to the automobile industry, has been a favourite purchase. Looking for a gift for your daughter who turned 18? The Mercedes Benz A Class was one which did not immediately scream “Expensive”. Now, that daughter is done with University, and wants a bigger car, she has to sell off the older one. Was it maintained in proper state and condition? If yes, someone else can own that car at a reasonable price. Also, if you want the ones which were shipped in from overseas, it might cost you a little bit more, but it may be in a better road condition.
The Best Mercedes Benz A Class year to Buy
At the moment, the best year model to buy would be the 2015 Mercedes Benz A Class. It is fitted with top of the line entertainment, information and safety equipment, and also provides a very brilliant ride. A car ahead of its years, it is one to look at if in the market for a Mercedes Benz A Class. The 2014 Mercedes Benz A Class is also a year model you have to check out.
Mercedes Benz A Class Price in Nigeria
The price of a brand new Mercedes Benz A Class should have a starting figure of N5,500,000, which is a really good price for a Mercedes Benz. However, if you are looking for a cheaper option, you could buy the earlier years of production, or a “Tokunbo” car, which was imported from abroad.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Mercedes Benz A Class for sale price range differs a bit due to frequent changes in custom charges when importing cars into the country;
- 2013 Mercedes Benz A Class – Date Mercedes Benz A Class: N3,000,000 – N4,000,000
- 2006 Mercedes Benz A Class – 2010 Mercedes Benz A Class: N1,800,000 – N2,300,000
Nigerian Used (Registered) Mercedes Benz A Class for sale is normally sold at different prices because of different year of manufacture and registration;
- 2012 Mercedes Benz A Class – 2014 Mercedes Benz A Class: N1,500,000 – N3,000,000
- 2005 Mercedes Benz A Class – 2011 Mercedes Benz A Class: N800,000 – N1,800,000
- 1997 Mercedes Benz A Class – 2004 Mercedes Benz A Class: N600,000 – N900,000
General conclusion of Mercedes Benz A Class
The Mercedes Benz A Class is an impressive vehicle in its class. Competition it has in the automobile industry are the Audi A3 and the BMW X1, which are also remarkable cars, and worthy opponents. In Nigeria, the attraction to the Mercedes Benz A Class is as a result of the confidence the Nigerian person has in the Mercedes Benz brand, and also how unique the Mercedes Benz A Class is.