FRIENDLY: New models ideal for fleets
Mercedes-Benz are boosting the fuel efficiency of the A-Class and B-Class ranges by adding two new super-green models.
The A 180 CDI ECO SE and B 180 CDI ECO SE, available from January 2014, will offer CO2 emissions from 92g/km and 76.5mpg.
Both vehicles feature manual transmissions with longer ratios in the higher gears, an improved energy recuperation system and make use of a lightweight fuel tank.
The A 180 CDI ECO SE has seen emissions cut by 6% to 92g/km, compared to the outgoing model, with combined fuel consumption increased to 78.5mpg.
B 180 CDI ECO SE emissions have also reduced to 98g/km CO2, a reduction of 9%, with the combined mpg increasing by 8% to 74.3mpg.
Both vehicles are free from road tax and the Benefit In Kind company car tax band for the A-Class is just 13%, with qualification for 100% capital allowance until 2015.
The A 180 CDI ECO SE is priced from £21,965, with the B 180 CDI ECO SE from £22,950.