The new generation Mercedes A Class is one of the most desirable model the automaker has launched in recent years. Now in a move to keep the momentum going, the company is adding two more eco friendly options; enter BlueEFFICIENCY Editions. The car is designed to attract eco-conscious buyers.
The A Class BlueEFFICIENCY models will be available for sale starting on 1 February 2013, while deliveries are expected to begin in March 2013.
Engine and specifications:
The BlueEFFICIENCY models for the A Class will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines. The A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY Edition is equipped with the 1.6-liter petrol engine; it has a capacity to deliver 122hp of maximum power. The car will boast fuel consumption figures of 5.2/ 100 km and very low CO2 emissions of 120 g/km.
Other the other hand, the A 180 CDI BE is equipped with a 1.5-liter engine that produces 109hp of maximum power. The diesel version is less powerful, but the trade off is much better fuel economy. Therefore, the model is the “most fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz of all time” by having a fuel consumption 3.6l/100km and super low CO2 emissions of just 92 g/km.
Both models are mated a six-speed manual transmission.
Both models come with additional aerodynamic optimization measures compared to the standard A-Class. They benefit from partial covering of the upper section of the radiator grille, a suspension that has been lowered by 15 millimetres for better handling, and lots more.
The fuel consumption of the BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models are much lower than the basic vehicles; it saves 200 ml of diesel per 100 km and 300 ml of petrol every 100 km. A FIVE percent improvement from the regular models.
On the exterior, the automaker has added a revised grille and round LED daytime running lights to differentiate the BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models of A Class.