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Costs and real consumption: Mercedes A 200 d Lim. Progressive

Costs and real consumption
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D ie Mercedes A 200 d Sedan Progressive for 36,596 euros can be moved very precisely with its sensitive, unexcited steering. Especially in the tighter sport mode, the model really does its job. We picked it out to calculate what the car costs and uses in everyday life.

Our test consumption

Hans-Dieter Seufert
70% of the test consumption is made up of the commuter group and 15% each from Eco and Sport together.

Our consumption measurement and the manufacturer's information in the NEDC cycle are 1.9 liters apart. Mercedes specifies an average consumption of 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers. After our test round, however, 6.0 liters are on the clock, which corresponds to fuel costs (diesel) of 7.20 euros per 100 kilometers. With genteel restraint, we achieve a consumption of 4.4 liters in eco mode. If we let it rip, it goes up to 7.9 liters. The fuel costs are calculated on the basis of the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal mehr-tanken.de .

Monthly maintenance costs

The cost of the diesel alone is between 5.28 euros (eco) and 9.48 euros (sport) for a 100-kilometer journey. In everyday life, however, there is also the annual vehicle tax - here: 216 euros - and at least liability insurance with 436 euros per year. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance add up to 167 and 566 euros respectively. Anyone who drives 15,000 kilometers per year has to reckon with monthly costs of 235 euros (excluding the loss of value). With an annual mileage of 30,000 kilometers, the amount increases to 402 euros.

Hans-Dieter Seufert
The basic price of the Mercedes A 200 d Sedan Progressive is 36,596 euros.

This is how testing is done

The auto motor und sport test consumption is made up of three differently weighted consumption trips. 70 percent is what is known as 'commuter consumption'. This is a journey from home to work, which measures an average of 21 kilometers. A particularly economical 275-kilometer eco lap makes up 15 percent of the score. The remaining 15 percent are allotted to the sports driver group. The length is roughly the same as the eco-lap, but the route guidance contains a larger proportion of the motorway and therefore higher average speeds. The basis for calculating the fuel costs is always the price quoted by the portal 'more refueling' from the day the item was created.

The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes for an assumed annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without Depreciation. The calculation is based on test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz, including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). SF12 means a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for fully comprehensive insurance at Allianz.


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