IAB Report – India-bound Mercedes GLA and CLA get new efficient diesel engines


Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Mercedes-Benz will launch the GLA crossover in India later this year during the festive season, and the CLA will be launched this month through the CLA 45 AMG. The regular variants of the CLA will be introduced next year.

Mercedes GLA front three quarters at 2014 Bangkok Motor Show.JPG
The base GLA is powered by Renault’s 1.5-liter K9K engine.

Both cars have received new diesel engine options in the European market. The GLA has been given a new base variant in the GLA 180 CDI which is powered by the Renault 1.5-liter K9K motor (same unit found in the Duster in India). The engine is good for 109 bhp and 260 Nm of torque. It needs 11.9 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h and it tops out at 190 km/h. However, efficiency wise, it is claimed to deliver 25 km/l with a 6-speed manual transmission, or 25.64 km/l with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Mercedes CLA Class front
The CLA now comes with the familiar 2.2-liter diesel engine.

The CLA 200 CDI makes use of the familiar 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine making 136 bhp and 300 Nm of torque. In the interest of economy, the engine gets an optimized belt drive system, a cylinder head package with camshaft roller bearing and additional finishing, optimisation of the vacuum pump, aluminium pistons with optimised assembly clearances and a low-friction ring package.

Available with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic, the sedan delivers 25 km/l with the latter gearbox and 24.39 km/l with the manual.

Mercedes CLA Competitors: Audi A3 Sedan

Mercedes GLA Competitors: Audi Q3, BMW X1, Volvo V40 Cross Country

Mercedes CLA Expected Price: INR 25-30 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Mercedes GLA Expected Price: INR 25-30 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Mercedes GLA – Image Gallery

Mercedes CLA 45 AMG – Image Gallery

New Engines for Mercedes CLA and GLA – Press Release

[Head to Slideshare if you’re unable to view the document above.]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Mercedes GLA News & Updates

2017 Mercedes GLA India launch image

2017 Mercedes GLA launched in India, starts at INR 30.65 lakh

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC front

2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) to launch in India on 5 July

2017 Mercedes CLA (facelift) featured image Review

2017 Mercedes CLA (facelift) – Review

2017 Mercedes CLA (facelift) profile Review

Next-gen Mercedes CLA to feature fastback profile – Report

2017 Mercedes GLA vs. 2014 Mercedes GLA front three quarters left side second image

2017 Mercedes GLA vs. 2014 Mercedes GLA – Old vs. New

2017 Mercedes GLA 250 4MATIC AMG Line front

India-bound 2017 Mercedes GLA makes world debut in Detroit