Zero Deposit Lease Hatchback Comparison

Date: June 14th, 2019

Today we have two of the biggest names in the car industry going head to head to see which is better value for money on a zero deposit car lease. The Mercedes A-Class or BMW 1 Series? The 1 Series and A-Class have a combined life time of over 30 years, with various redesigns and face-lifts throughout their lives both these hatchbacks have earnt their spot at the top of the game.

So what is a zero deposit lease and why should you opt for one? 

A zero deposit lease is a brilliant option for drivers who would rather not pay a high initial rental. This means you dont have to reach deeper into your pockets and use money you dont want to in order to pay the large initial. AMG Autolease can provide you with a hassle free zero deposit lease today!

So which leading hatchback should you go for? The BMW 1 Series or Mercedes A-Class? Read on below to see price comparison and all you need to know about your next premium hatchback lease!

BMW 1 SERIES HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITION 118i [1.5] M Sport Shadow Edition 5drImage result for bmw 1 series

Zero Deposit Offer

£248.72+ VAT

(1 +47 8k per annum)

The 1 Series Shadow Edition stands out from the crowd thanks to its unique Kidney grille frames in black, as well as the dark smokey headlights, another nice touch is the black tint exhaust pipes. The rest of the 1 Series does not disappoint, from the 18 inch alloy wheels to the latest BMW I-Drive system. The entire vehicle feels modern, sporty and aggressive thanks to the shadow edition tweaks. Leasing a BMW 1 Series Shadow Edition means you’re treated to the same punchy engines as the rest of the 1 Series range, both as petrol and diesel. From initial impressions the 1 Series certainly looks the part, but does it have the ability to take on the more recently release Mercedes A-Class? Read on to find out!

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback A180 AMG Line Executive 5dr Auto

Image result for new mercedes A-Class

Zero Deposit Offer

£255.12+ VAT

(1+ 47 8k per annum)

The Mercedes A-Class has recently been updated for 2019 with a completely new model released. However, like the old A-Class the new model remains packed with the latest tech and and is still hailed as the perfect family hatchback. The AMG Line trim is the range topper giving the vehicle a more sporty exterior design. The Executive pack means you get to enjoy features such as satnav, heated front seating and reversing parking aids. 0- 62 mph is a nippy 8.8 seconds from the 1.3 litre petrol engine. But which would you rather lease?




A-Class Pros

  • More recently released than the BMW 1 Series
  • Digital interior- the display screens look great
  • Heated seats and sat-nav are both included on AMG Line Exec trim
  • Drive a brand new Mercedes for a fraction over £250 per month
  • More boot space than the 1 Series

1 Series Pros

  • Its a BMW so a great driving experience is guaranteed
  • Shadow edition exterior tweaks make the 1 Series pop
  • Slightly faster than the A-Class to 62mph- 8.5 seconds
  • More affordable in our price comparison
  • Harmon Kardon stereo as standard on Shadow edition model


So there you have it! We’ll leave it to you to make the final decision on which of these two hatchbacks comes out on top. Just know that for all your car leasing needs head to our special offer page where you’ll find all our latest and greatest offers.