Mercedes gla, cla new diesel engines press release
News on the A, CLA and GLAClass: Five more reasons for success
The diversity of models making up the successful compact class family from MercedesBenz is growing
even further: with the CLA 200 CDI 4MATIC and CLA 220 CDI 4MATIC, the first allwheel drive diesel variants
of the new compact coupé will be making their debut in autumn. The CLA 200 CDI, as a frontwheel drive
variant, is also to feature a new engine with a displacement of 2.2 instead of 1.8 litres. Furthermore, another
new arrival in dealerships in September will be the A 220 4MATIC, an additional AClass petrol model with
allwheel drive. And with the GLA 180 CDI, MercedesBenz is expanding the GLAClass model range with a
particularly economical entrylevel model, which with the 7GDCT dual clutch transmission boasts a
combined fuel consumption of just 3.9 l/100 km.
MercedesBenz is extending the range of models in the successful compact class even further: with the new
versions of the A, CLA and GLAClass, in future there will be a further five good reasons to drive a Mercedes
in the compact class too. Across the board the new models already currently meet the Euro 6 emissions
standard and feature the ECO start/stop system as standard. The models of the CLA and AClass can be
ordered with immediate effect, while the A 220 4MATIC will be available to order from 31 July. The new
versions will arrive in dealerships from September 2014.
The success story of the new compact car generation, which began back in November 2011, continues
unabated: in the first half of 2014 some 215,205 customers opted for an A, B, CLA or GLAClass (+24.1%
compared with the same period last year). "Our compact models have proved exceptionally popular with
customers and provide younger customers in particular with an attractive means of gaining entry into the
brand. This is reflected in the capture rate enjoyed by the compact car family", says Ola Källenius, Member
of the MercedesBenz Cars Divisional Board responsible for Sales.
A 220 4MATIC: fourth allwheel drive petrol model
After the A 250 4MATIC, A 250 Sport 4MATIC and A 45 AMG 4MATIC, another AClass petrol model
featuring allwheel drive is now making its debut in the guise of the A 220 4MATIC. The new model
generates 135 kW (184 hp) from its 1991 cc fourcylinder turbocharged engine, accelerates to 100 km/h in
7.4 seconds and consumes 6.3 l/100 km, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 148 g/km.
CLA 200 CDI: new diesel version
The engine of the CLA 200 CDI now has a displacement of 2.2 litres as opposed to 1.8 litres, the maximum
output stands at 100 kW (136 hp) and maximum torque at 300 Nm. This engine incorporates numerous
efficiencyenhancing measures. The modifications include optimisation of the belt drive system, a cylinder
head package with camshaft roller bearing and additional finishing, optimisation of the vacuum pump,
aluminium pistons with optimised assembly clearances and a lowfriction ring package and optimised roller
bearing for the Lanchester balancer shaft.
The CLA 200 CDI is even available in three model versions:
with manual transmission
with 7GDCT dual clutch transmission
and also as a 4MATIC version (with 7GDCT dual clutch transmission as standard)
The combined fuel consumption starting from 4.1 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (CLA 200 CDI with
manual transmission, with 7GDCT: 4.0 l) is outstanding for this performance class and is one tenth better
than the previous model with the 1.8litre engine. The CLA 200 CDI is rated in efficiency class A+ and the
CLA 200 CDI 4MATIC in efficiency class A.
Also now available as an option with allwheel is the CLA 220 CDI. With the same displacement of 2.2 litres,
the powerful diesel Coupé generates 125 kW (170 hp) and 350 Nm of torque.
GLA 180 CDI: new base model
With the GLA 180 CDI, MercedesBenz is adding an economical entrylevel model tothe GLClass model
range. Key data for the fourcylinder diesel model: displacement of 1461 cc, output of 80 kW (109 hp) and
maximum torque of 260 Nm in the range from 1750 to 2500 rpm.
The GLA 180 CDI has a top speed of 190 km/h and has a combined consumption figure of just 4.0 or 3.9
l/100 km (with manual transmission/7GDCT).