Mercedes Benz A Class, the new premium hatch which has managed to create a buzz in Europe, will now be offered in two eco friendly options, BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models. The first one of the two is the 1.5L diesel powered A180 CDI generating 108 hp while the other one is the 1.6L petrol powered A180 generating 122 hp. Both these models will go on sale in February, while deliveries are expected to begin in March 2013.
Mercedes Benz A Class A180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition diesel will be mated with a manual 6 speed gearbox, this combination will bring the CO2 emissions down to 92 gms/km and taking the mileage to 27.77 kmpl (65.3 mpg US and 78.5 mpg UK). Mercedes Benz A Class A180 BlueEFFICIENCY Edition petrol too will be featuring the 6 speed manual transmission, giving a mileage of 19.23 kmpl (45 mpg US or 54.3 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions of 120 gms/km.
Mercedes Benz says that compared to other BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models, the A Class is more efficient, as it saves 200 ml of diesel / 100 kms and 300 ml or petrol every 100 kms. This means that the Mercedes Benz A Class BlueEFFICIENCY Editions are five percent more efficient than other BlueEFFICIENCY models.
Mercedes Benz achieved more efficiency in the A Class by lowering suspension by 15mm, retuned generator management system, longer gear ratios, and improving aerodynamics. To differentiate the BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models of A Class from their siblings, Mercedes Benz have added round LED daytime running lamps set into the bumper.