Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG safety levels are incredibly high, the A-Class scoring a maximum five stars in EuroNCAP crash tests. As standard you get safety kit including Active Park Assist, hill-start assist for perfect hill starts, nine airbags, high performance brakes, a three-stage electronic stability control system with traction control, ABS and an electric parking brake.

There’s also Attention Assist, which alerts the driver when the car senses fatigue such as slow steering movements. You also get Collision Prevention Assist and automatic wipers.

Instant comparisons with the regular A-Class are the way to go when exploring the question of Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG practicality. There’s exactly the same amount of space in the car, while the boot capacity also remains unchanged.

Those after the last word in boot space may want to consider the CLA 45 AMG instead – this is a stylish four-door saloon based on the same platform.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG (13-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Audio remote
AMG optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav

AMG Petronas World Champion Edition equipment

AMG Petronas World Champion Edition standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
AMG Petronas World Champion Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Headlight washers

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG (13-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 81%
Vulnerable Road Users: 67%
Safety Assist: 86%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.