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The A180 CDI BlueEfficiency has become the most fuel-efficient Mercedes yet

Mercedes has announced its most fuel-efficient car yet. The Mercedes A180 CDI BlueEfficiency records CO2 emissions of 92g/km and a claimed 78mpg.

These figures, significantly improved over the standard A180 CDI on which it is based, are as a result of a host of aerodynamic changes — including aerodynamically shaped spring link coverings, lower suspension and partial covering of the radiator grille. 

A revised transmission now gives longer gear ratios, and the engine management system has been altered. 

Mercedes has also announced an efficiency-focused petrol version. The A180 BlueEfficiency claims 120g/km and 54mpg.

Mercedes says there are no immediate plans to bring either Mercedes-Benz A-Class variants to the UK. The models will go on sale in Europe on 1 February.

Holly Stevenson

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jonboy4969 11 January 2013

I like the A-Class, it has

I like the A-Class, it has lost it's uniqueness from the Mark 1 version but this one will still sell in bucket loads

GenericAutocarC... 12 January 2013

jonboy4969 wrote: I like the

jonboy4969 wrote:

I like the A-Class, it has lost it's uniqueness from the Mark 1 version but this one will still sell in bucket loads

Yeah, it'll sell like hot cakes....

J400uk 11 January 2013

Renault Engine

Shame it only gets those figures because its using the Renault 1.5 diesel engine, i.e. not a Mercedes unit. Also requires you to have a manual gearbox but Mercedes are traditionally automatic. The petrol figures sound good though.

fadyady 11 January 2013

Why ignore Britain?

Come on, Mercedes, we in Britain do appreciate clean cars. Do bring us these baby Mercs.

Diesel for company and high-mileage buyers and one clean petrol for me.

A34 11 January 2013

Because of our road quality < other EU countries?

The A-Series has not had universal acclaim in the press, mostly due to its ride. I can quite believe an economy version makes matters worse, and thence Mercedes is wisely avoiding a dribbing by not sending them here!

Clarkey 12 January 2013

Have you driven much in the

Have you driven much in the rest of Europe?  Our roads are no worse than many in France, Germany or Italy.