Stuttgart/Germany/Brussels/Belgium, January 10, 2013
A for abstemious fuel consumption
Just a few months after the successful launch of the new A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is now adding two particularly fuel-efficient and eco-friendly BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models to the range.
With a fuel consumption figure of 3.6 l/100 km according to the NEDC cycle and CO2 emissions of just 92 g/km, the A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition is the most fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz of all time. (Fuel consumption, combined cycle: 3,6 l/100km, CO2 emissions, combined: 92 g/km, energy efficiency class: A+)*. The A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY Edition petrol model, with consumption of 5.2 l/100 km and 120 g of CO2/km is likewise one of the most efficient vehicles in its class. (Fuel consumption, combined cycle: 5,2 l/100km, CO2 emissions, combined: 120 g/km, energy efficiency class: B)*. The models will go on sale on 1 February 2013, while the first vehicles will reach customers in March 2013.
The fuel consumption of the BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models is even lower than for the basic vehicles – by 0.2 (diesel) and 0.3 l/100 km (petrol) respectively, representing an improvement of five percent in each case. Factors contributing to this include a lowering of the Cd value of the A-Class from 0.27 – already a record for hatchback vehicles in this segment – to 0.26. Additional aerodynamic optimisation measures include, for example, the partial covering of the upper section of the radiator grille, aerodynamically shaped spring link coverings that improve the flow of air along the underbody at the rear axle, and a suspension that has been lowered by 15 millimetres.
The generator management system has also been revised, as has the manual transmission, which now features longer gear ratios in the higher gears. Visually, the BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models are differentiated by round LED daytime running lamps set into the bumper, assuming that customers have not selected either of the available options of bi-xenon headlamps or the Intelligent Light System.
* The figures are provided in accordance with the German PKW-EnVKV and apply only to the German market. They do not concern an individual vehicle and are not part of the offer; they are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different types of vehicles.