Beefier engines for Mercedes-Benz A-Class

New diesel powerplants give extra oomph to premium hatch and meet the latest emissions standards

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It’s only been on sale a few months, but Mercedes-Benz has already added a pair of new diesel engines to its A-Class hatchback range.

The first, a 2.0-litre added to the A 200 d, puts out 150hp and 320Nm and is capable of returning 67.3mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 110g/km of CO2. Mercedes claims it can hit 60mph in 7.9 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 137mph.

The second, this time powering the A 220 d, is another 2.0-litre that produces 190hp and 400Nm of torque. As a result of the increased power output, Mercedes claims that the A 220d can reach 60mph in just 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 146mph. It can still return 65.7mpg combined, however, while emitting 114g/km of CO2.

Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Mercedes-Benz A 200 d Sport
Mercedes-Benz A 200 d Sport

The lower-powered A 200 d is available in Sport and AMG Line trims, while the more powerful A 220 d is available in AMG Line specification only.

Sport trim cars benefit from a seven-inch cockpit display and seven-inch infotainment screen, along with a reversing camera, 17-inch alloy wheels and a range of driver assistance systems.

Higher-spec AMG Line A-Class models get larger 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, along with a full AMG exterior styling kit and diamond radiator grille.

On-road prices start from £28,805 for the A 200 d Sport, rising to £30,005 for the AMG Line specification. The A 220 d AMG Line is priced at £31,575 on-road. Naturally, Mercedes-Benz offers an extensive array of optional extras to escalate those prices significantly…

Order books are open now, and first deliveries are expected next spring.

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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Executivecondominium, and . Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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