Mercedes-Benz has announced the introduction of a Renault-Nissan 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine on the newly unveiled CLA small four-door coupe.
After putting the 1.5 liter dCi diesel engine on models like the new A-Class or B-Class, which are sharing the same platform with the CLA, time has come for the small and elegant four-door coupe to receive the same treatment. According to the German based automaker, the Mercedes-Benz CLA is now getting the 1.5 liter dCi engine, used by the Renault-Nissan alliance, under its hood. This is a bold move by Mercedes-Benz and it might cost them a few customers but, nevertheless, the unit will suit the CLA just perfect.
The 1.5 liter dCi diesel is producing a total output of 109 HP and it has a peak torque of 260 Nm. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint is made in just 11.6 seconds and top speed stands at 205 km/h. The best part is that when equipped with this unit, the CLA can burn just 3.9 liters fuel every 100 km. The model equipped with the Renault engine will be known as the CLA180 CDI. No pricing details on the vehicle have been announced just yet.