Mercedes has introduced a handful of new engines for the A-, B- and CLA-Class. Full coverage inside

Mercedes has introduced a handful of new engines for the A-, B- and CLA-Class.

First up, the A- and B-Class gain an entry-level 160 CDI variant that has a 1.5-liter (1461cc) four-cylinder diesel engine with 90 HP (66 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the hatchbacks to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 13.8 seconds (14.0 seconds for the B-Class) and hit a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). In terms of efficiency, the A 160 CDI averages 3.8 L/100km (61.9 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK) while the B 160 CDI returns 4.1 L/100km (57.3 mpg US / 68.9 mpg UK).

The new B 220 4MATIC has a turbocharged 2.0-liter (1991cc) four-cylinder engine that develops 184 HP (135 kW). It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).

If you're looking for something more fuel efficient, the B 180 CDI adopts a new 1.5-liter (1461cc) four-cylinder engine that develops 109 HP (80 kW). It lowers the model's fuel consumption from 4.4 L/100km (53.4 mpg US / 64.2 mpg UK) to 4.1 L/100km (57.3 mpg US / 68.9 mpg UK). There's also a 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition which runs from 0-100 km/h in 11.6 seconds, hits a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph) and averages 3.8 L/100km (61.9 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK).

The models will be joined by the previously announced CLA 250 4MATIC, CLA 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG Edition 1.

Check out the press release for additional information

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