Mercedes-Benz South Africa will be launching its A-Class sedan, CLA sedan and facelifted GLC SUV this week. Here's pricing.
In the first week of October 2019, Mercedes-Benz SA will be launching 3 new products with the A-Class sedan, CLA and GLC officially being unveiled locally. Here are some details about the cars.
Kicking off the range is the Mercedes-Benz A200, featuring a 1.3-litre turbocharged motor with 120 kW and 250 Nm. Fuel consumption is claimed to sit between 5.2 L/100 km and 5.4 L/100 km.
The next model in the line-up is the Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport, which features a substantially more powerful engine. With 165 kW and 350 Nm from its 2.0-litre turbo motor, it's going to be quite a fast drive. Mercedes-Benz claims a sub-7 second sprint time to 100 kph. It's a tad thirstier than its A200 sibling and is claimed to consume between 6.1 L/100 km and 6.3 L/100 km.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Price in South Africa
Mercedes-Benz A200 R533 780
Mercedes-Benz 250 Sport R606 950
Mercedes-AMG A35 R766 566
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is a C-Class based SUV and has proven quite popular amongst the fans of the 3-pointed star. With an array of petrol and diesel engines, as well as AMG and coupe versions, there really was a GLC for everyone. For 2019, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has received a facelift and we can share pricing and some engine details. While there's no mention of the AMG version, Mercedes-Benz SA has updated its website and we can confirm the updated lineup.
In terms of engine, the facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC will be available with petrol and diesel options. Kicking off the range is the 220 d which is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. It produces a reasonable 143 kW and 400 Nm. The 300 d promises 180 kW and 500 Nm from the same engine but tuned to deliver higher outputs. All derivatives feature 4Matic all-wheel drive as well as the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. For those wanting petrol, there will be a 2.0 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder with 190 kW and 370 kW.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Price in South Africa
Mercedes-Benz GLC 220 d R788 630
Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 d R829 401
Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 R848 619
Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 R1 078 921
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S R1 668 420
Mercedes-Benz GLC 220 d Coupe R931 750
Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 d Coupe R968 248
Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe R990 486
Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe R1 265 968
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe R1 868 040
This generation of CLA sports new underpinnings similar to those of the A-Class hatchback that was launched in South Africa during 2018. In terms of dimensions, that means the newcomer has grown in length and width, while its wheelbase is slightly longer too.
The engines on offer include the 120 kW/250 Nm 1.3-litre turbopetrol unit from the A-Class to power the entry-level derivative, which is the CLA 200. The 2.0-litre turbodiesel unit arrives in the form of the CLA 220d, with a 140 kW and 400 Nm engine. The CLA 200 makes do with its 7-speed dual-clutch while the diesel CLA 220d gets an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The diesel will be the more fuel efficient of the two engines, with Merc claiming 4.3 - 4.4 L/100 km, while its petrol-powered sibling is said to consume 5.3 - 5.5 L/100 km.
Mercedes-Benz CLA Price in South Africa
Mercedes-Benz CLA200 R571 259
Mercedes-Benz CLA220d R612 800
Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 R855 766