Mercedes-Benz SA Product Offensive for October 2019

Mercedes Benz GLC

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. 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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

Mercedes-Benz GLC

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

Mercedes-Benz CLA

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

Further Reading

Mercedes-Benz CLA: Old vs New

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