To add more choice and extra strength to the A-Class engine line-up, Mercedes has added two diesel engines. Labelled the 200d and 220d, both are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and comply with the latest RDE-2 emissions regulations.
The 200d is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that develops 148bhp and 320Nm of torque, which offers returns of 67.3mpg on a combined cycle and emissions of 110g/km CO2. It can reach 60mph from a standstill in 7.9 seconds, before being able to reach a limited top speed of 137mph.
For the larger 220d, Mercedes uses another 2.0-litre engine but in this case it can develop 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. With that power, the 220d can go from 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 146mph. Despite offering more power and performance, the 220d is only slightly worse off in terms of emissions and efficiency compared to the 200d – returning 65.7mpg and 114g/km CO2.
The 200d is available on both the Sport and AMG Line trims, while the 220d is only offered on AMG Line models. The A-Class Sport model features two seven-inch displays – one for the instruments and the other for infotainment – as well as a reversing camera, 17-inch alloy wheels and driver assistance systems. The AMG Line offers larger alloys, a full AMG bodykit and diamond radiator grille.
Prices for the A 200d start from £28,805, while the A 220d is priced from £30,005 – with customers able to order them now.
For more information on the new A-Class engines or new compact line-up, contact your nearest JCT600 Mercedes Centre.
Added: 16 November 2018