Mercedes CLA 200 CDI Replaces 1.8-liter with 2.2-Liter, Gets 4Matic Option

Just in time to meet the more severe Euro 6 emissions regulations, which are coming into affect a few months from now, Mercedes-Benz has just announced a few changes to the powertrains offered on the CLA-Class four-door coupe.
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Hitting dealerships this September, the updated CLA 200 CDI model now features a bigger 2.2-liter turbodisel instead of the 1.8-liter fitted to the car we tested only a short while ago. The larger motor produces the same 136 PS and 300 Nm of torque, but it does so with reduced effort. Peak torque is available at only 1,400rpm while the power comes in sooner, at 3,200 rpm instead of 3,600 rpm. Since the engine is less strained, fuel consumption has been slightly improved (by 0.1 l/100km on the combined cycle). Emissions of just 104 grams of CO2 per kilometer means, this sexy German coupe also boasts the efficiency class of A+.

With the optional 7G-DCT dual-clutch gearbox, the new CLA 200 CDI needs 9.8 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) and has a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph). However, it's also available with 4Matic all-wheel drive, the first CLA-Class diesel model to offer this feature.

Also now available with 4Matic is the CLA 220 CDI. Just to refresh your memory, this model offers the same displacement of 2.2 litres, but produces 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque. As such, this all-wheel drive diesel four-door coupe needs 8.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h and tops out only once the needle shows 230 km/h (143 mph).

According to the official German market configurator, prices for the CLA 220 CDI start at €34,000 for a 6-speed manual model or €38,300 for the CLA 200 CDI 4Matic. Meanwhile, the 220 CDI with all-wheel drive is the most expensive diesel CLA you can buy at €40,668, about the same price as an Audi S3 hatchback.

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