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Mercedes-Benz claims its new CLA180 Edition will be the world’s aerodynamically efficient production car when the European deliveries in June.

The swoopy four-door forms part of an initial lineup of CLA models set for a public at the Geneva motor show in

With an official drag of 0.22, the CLA180 Blue Edition undercuts the existing champion, the Mercedes B180 with the optional eco technology which claims a 0.24 Cd.

By comparison, the Toyota Prius is at 0.25 Cd and the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics at Cd.

The key to the CLA180 BlueEfficiency Edition’s prowess is its relatively small area of 23.8 square (2.21 square meters) and a of subtle refinements not found on CLA models.

The refinements include a front apron, improved for the headlamp surrounds, altered guidance to the radiator, an adjustable shutter, serrated spoilers to air into the wheelhouses, front with integrated spoilers and to reduce pressure buildup, new housings, aerodynamically optimized and tires, extensive underbody a redesigned exhaust and refinements the rear edge of the roof.

The CLA180 BlueEfficiency Edition is by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder direct-injection engine developed with With 120 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque, it the car from 0 to 62 mph in 9.9 seconds. A six-speed is standard. Top speed is electronically to 118 mph.

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Combined fuel economy for the BlueEfficiency Edition is put at 47.0 mpg on the test procedure, which results in higher fuel numbers than the U.S. By comparison, the standard CLA180 is at 43.6 mpg on the European test.

Mercedes-Benz is planning to extend its in road car aerodynamics with the of a new wind tunnel at its Sindelfingen and development facility near Germany.


Set to go into operation by this the new facility includes a rolling as part of a 62.3-foot-long floor and is capable of providing measurements at up to 165 mph. The fan used to provide resistance measures 29.5 in diameter, uses 18 blades, a maximum volume of wind of 7,063 cubic feet and by an electrical motor producing lb-ft of torque.

Until now, Mercedes-Benz has heavily on the University of Stuttgart and its own wind tunnel located at its Untertuerkheim manufacturing base, celebrated its 70th anniversary this week, for much of its work. When the new wind begins operations in June, plans to begin updates at its facility.

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Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
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