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A is for athletic, agile and active. With turbo power, seven speeds, four drive modes, and three suspension options, the A 220 and all-wheel-drive A 220 4MATIC® Sedans turn 188 horses and 221 lb-ft of torque into rapid response and full-time fun.

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2.0L inline-4 turbo engine

The 188-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine combines turbocharging with numerous advances to deliver more power from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves in milliseconds. Its twin-scroll turbo and CAMTRONIC variable valve lift help keep all 221 lb-ft of torque on tap from just 1,250 rpm. Clever CONICSHAPE cylinders slash friction to help reduce wear and fuel consumption. And a particulate filter helps make its emissions even cleaner.

ECO Start/Stop system

An ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.

 

7G-DCT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

The racing-inspired 7-speed transmission combines the sporty response of a manual, the smooth refinement of an automatic, and better efficiency than either. Dual clutches offer quicker gear changes than a human can shift a traditional manual gearbox, while three overdrive ratios boost highway efficiency. Selectable ECO, Sport and Comfort modes let you favor fully automatic efficiency and comfort, intensified response, or shift-for-yourself excitement via the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Front-wheel drive

The A-Class front-wheel drive system is an ideal match for its nimble handling and efficient packaging. Impeccable calibration of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) and Electronic Traction System (ETS) enhances tire bite under hard acceleration, while equal-length driveshafts virtually eliminate undesirable torque steer.

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