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Mercedes-Benz Australia's entry-level models don't feature 48-volt electrification, while some have different engines than advertised, affecting A200, GLA200, GLB200 and CLA200

Mercedes-Benz has corrected previous information regarding some of its cheapest models.

Mercedes Benz Australia has issued a statement to media correcting a previous claim its ‘200’ variants across A-Class, GLA, GLB and CLA would feature the brand’s 48-volt electrification.

The brand’s local arm has confirmed facelifted entry models in the ‘200’ drivetrain category do not feature the tech, known to many as ‘mild-hybrid’, which it says affects emissions ratings previously claimed.

It also says the models will feature a different engine tune if built after a certain date, meaning those built earlier have engines that produce only 250Nm rather than the claimed 270Nm. 

While the CLA200 isn’t affected by the latter issue of the engine change, the A200 in both hatch and sedan, GLA200 and GLB200 now come with different specifications than originally claimed based on production timing.

Tables with details of timing and specifications based on updated information provided by Mercedes-Benz Australia is available at the bottom of this story.

The brand’s local arm has confirmed facelifted entry models in the ‘200’ drivetrain category do not feature the tech, known to many as ‘mild-hybrid’. The brand’s local arm has confirmed facelifted entry models in the ‘200’ drivetrain category do not feature the tech, known to many as ‘mild-hybrid’.

Importantly, the fuel consumption figures from the mislabeled engines are different from advertised. For example, cars fitted with 250Nm engines are likely to have been using less fuel and emitting less CO2 than claimed.

A Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide the omission of the 48-volt system for Australia was “due to changes in the production schedule”.

Original 250Nm engine from launch of facelift models:

Variant

Production Period

Acceleration (0-100km/h)

Combined Fuel Consumption (l/100km)

Combined CO2 Emissions (g/km)

A 200 Hatch

1st Dec 2022 to 30th June 2023

8.2 s

5.8

131

A 200 Sedan

1st Dec2022 to 30th June 2023

8.3 s

5.7

130

GLA 200

1st July 2023 to 30th Nov 2023

8.7 s

6.5

145

GLB 200

1st of Sept to 29th Feb 2024

9.1 s

6.6

150

Updated 270Nm engine:

Variant

Production Period

Acceleration (0-100km/h)

Combined Fuel Consumption (l/100km)

Combined CO2 Emissions (g/km)

A 200 Hatch

From 1st July 2023

8.2 s

6.6

150

A 200 Sedan

From 1st July 2023

8.3 s

6.5

148

GLA 200

From 1st Dec 2023

8.9 s

7.4

167

GLB 200

From 1st March 2024

9.3 s

7.5

171