The partnership between Renault and Daimler, which guarantees the supply of 1.5 dCi from the first to the second it should end later this month, say the French from L’Argus, when we know the 2021 range (MY2021) of Class A, Class B and CLA.
Renault’s popular 1.5 dCi will no longer be fitted with the 180 d versions of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class and CLA, but will continue to be present in several Renault, Dacia and Nissan.
Instead of the Gallic tetracylindrical we have a version of the Diesel OM 654q, the Mercedes-Benz inline four-cylinder block, with a capacity of 2.0 l, which we already know from the 200 d 220 d versions.
A change that had been planned for some time. GLB, which uses the same MFA base as classes A, B and CLA, was the first to dispense with 1.5 dCi, its 180 version already being served by the 2.0 l block, OM 654q. And the same thing happened with the new GLA.
Coincidentally, this new version of the 2.0 Diesel delivers the same 116 hp of the 1.5 dCi in the GLB and GLA, but because it still has 500 cm3 promises greater availability.
Still according to the French publication, with the end of the 1.5 dCi at Mercedes-Benz – or OM 608 in Mercedes-Benz language – the Getrag seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox associated with the 1.5 dCi should also be abandoned by a new one. eight-speed (8G-DCT) from Daimler himself.
You can no longer configure them
As to confirm this change, the 180 d versions of classes A, B and CLA are no longer available on the brand's website for configuration.
There is one exception, according to L’Argus. The future Mercedes-Benz Citan, which will continue to be derived from Renault Kangoo, and the passenger version already announced in the T-Class (2022), should continue to benefit from the services of the 1.5 dCi.
However, when it comes to passenger vehicles, we can say that this is the end of a (small) era.
And will 1.33 gasoline also be discontinued?
No. And why is it easy to understand. Unlike the 1.5 dCi, which is a Renault engine, the 1.33 Turbo was an engine developed from scratch between Daimler and Renault and Nissan (Alliance partners), so the engine belongs to… everyone.
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