The A180 CDI BlueEfficiency has become the most fuel-efficient Mercedes yet
11 January 2013

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 A-class variants to the UK. The models will go on sale in Europe on 1 February.

Holly Stevenson

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11 January 2013

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

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!

12 January 2013

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

11 January 2013

It's a shame that the ultra-efficient versions won't make it to the UK, as they would undoubtedly sell very well. 

The one in the picture looks great in black with the mid-spec alloys. Very smart and understated.

11 January 2013

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.

11 January 2013

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

12 January 2013

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....

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