Currently reading: Mercedes adds two diesel engines to A-Class line-up
The new powertrains will go on sale next spring and be popular with fleet buyers
Felix Page Autocar writer
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12 November 2018

Mercedes has introduced two new diesel engines to its A-Class range, both of which sit above the existing entry-level A180d.

The models, the A200d and A220d, use new OM654 engines that conform to RDE 2 emissions standards, not compulsory until 2020. 

The engines are among the first to be RDE 2-compliant in the UK. As a result, business car owners will benefit from reduced benefit-in-kind tax: in 2017’s Budget, the Government announced there would be a diesel tax supplement of 4% for cars that do not meet the RDE 2 standard.

Diesel-powered A-Class models are expected to make up the lion’s share of the line-up’s sales. However, the diesel mix is expected to decline - in the last generation it accounted for 70% of sales - as a result of diesel falling out of favour. 

The A200d is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine, producing 148bhp and 236lb ft of torque, while the 2.0-litre diesel in the A220d offers a 40bhp upgrade, and 295lb ft. 

With both engines, the A-Class can achieve at least a claimed 65.7mpg on the combined cycle, emitting 110-114g/km of CO2, meaning that both are likely to continue outselling petrol variants. 

The A200d will be available in two trims: Sport and AMG Line, while the A220d will be available only with the range-topping AMG Line package. 

Sport offers a reversing camera, DAB radio, keyless starting and carbonfibre trim as standard, while AMG Line in addition includes a sports steering wheel, AMG styling elements and larger 18in wheels.

The A200d Sport will be available from £28,805, £3,660 more than the A180d SE. The A220d AMG Line starts at £30,005. 

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For £1395, the Executive equipment line adds Active Parking Assist, intelligent mirror technology and heated front seats, while the £3595 Premium Plus line comes with memory seats, a panoramic glass sunroof and an upgraded sound system.

Customers can order an A200d or A220d now, with the first cars set to be delivered in spring 2019. 

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405line 13 November 2018

The mind boggles

The A220d AMG Line starts at £30,005. What can you say?

eseaton 13 November 2018

The instrument display on my

The instrument display on my old E Class needed replacing twice out of warranty when the digital display gradually failed. Both times it cost over £1000.

Just imagine the cost of replacing that Christmas tree when it falls after 4 years?

captainaverage 13 November 2018

Never mind the engines, what a hideous vehicle!

Remember when Mercs were smart, restrained and tasteful?

This A class is absolutely ghastly. Ugly and blingy on the outside, fussy and chintzy inside.

Still, they seem to have no trouble shifting 'em...

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