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Beefier engines for the Mercedes A-Class

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MERCEDES-Benz has beefed up the engines of its A-Class premium hatchback with a pair of efficient new diesels.

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class (23120085)

The first, a 2.0-litre added to the A 200d, puts out 148 bhp and 320 Nm and is capable of returning 67.3 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 110 g/km CO2. Mercedes claims it can hit 60 mph in 7.9 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 137 mph.

The second, this time powering the A 220d, is another 2.0-litre that produces 188 bhp and 400 Nm of torque.

As a result of the increased power output, Mercedes claims that the A 220d can reach 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 146 mph.

It can still return 65.7 mpg combined, however, while emitting 114 g/km CO2.

Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and are some of the first in the UK to be RDE-2 compliant – strict new emissions-based testing regulations. The lower-powered A 200d is available in Sport and AMG Line trims, while the more powerful A 220d is available in AMG Line specification only.

Sport trim cars benefit from a seven-inch cockpit display and seven-inch infotainment screen, along with a reversing camera, 17-inch alloy wheels and a range of driver assistance systems.

Higher-spec AMG Line A-Class models get larger 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, along with a full AMG exterior styling kit and diamond radiator grille.

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