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Available within 7 days of your selected pick up date
Status:Unavailable Min. Booking: 5 Days Style: Hatchback Transmission: Automatic
Price Includes: 100 + 50 EXTRA km per day Excess km rate: $0.20 / km
Servicing and maintenance
Damage Liability Charge: $3500Reduce this Min. Driver Age: 21 Comprehensive Insurance: YES
Control - Park Distance Rear
GPS (Satellite Navigation)
Around town, the A250 feels effortless, intelligently swapping the cogs of its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic to keep the engine close to 1800rpm, where the peak twist of 350Nm comes on smoothly.
A quick prod of the throttle shows the two-litre turbo to be responsive, jumping into gaps in traffic with ease. The light but relatively quick steering is a boon to twirl in the suburbs, making urban manoeuvres and parking a breeze.
On the open road, the A250’s turbo four is totally adequate but rapid overtaking is hindered by the engine’s strained top-end. It runs out of puff at high revs, preferring to drive along on low-end torque. It does so, most of the time, and is a quiet and composed motorway cruiser, allowing you to enjoy the punchy Burmester stereo and those excellent seats, which are available with heating.
Find a tight, hilly road, though, and the A250 is totally in its element. Falling somewhere between today’s warm and hot hatches, the little Benz devours corners with decent grip from the Bridgestone Turanza tyres and real input from the Haldex-type 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. Push understeer can be defeated with throttle applications, as torque is fed rearward, subtly tightening your line while cornering. It’s quite lovely.
Reduce your Damage Liability Charge
The Damage Liability Charge is the amount you may have to pay in the event of theft or accident.
You can choose to pay a Damage Liability Reduction Fee which will reduce the amount you have to pay if the vehicle is stolen or you have an accident. Rates start from only $3.30 per day. You can select your preferred Damage Liability Reduction Fee when confirming your booking with our Sales Team.
Reduce $2,750 Damage Liability Charge to $500
Reduce $3,500 Damage Liability Charge to $1,500
Reduce $6,000 Damage Liability Charge to $3,000
Damage Liability Reduction Fee per day inc GST
The damage Liability charge for drivers less than 25 year old incur an additional $500 surcharge