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Is Mercedes-Benz using Renault engines?

Is the engine in the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class 220 CDI a Renault unit? I know the 180 CDI is.

Riccardo Macari (Dublin)

Feb 2014 Filed under: diesel

Expert answer

Hi Riccardo,

No, it's not. You're quite right that the 1.5-litre CDI engine in the A 180 model is derived from Renault's long-serving dCi engine, but the 220 CDI unit is Mercedes' own 2.1-litre four-cylinder engine in 170hp trim.

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