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No diesel because it would cost Benz too much money to make the engine meet US regulations. That cost would raise the price of the GLA and the last thing that Benz wants to do is make the price of the GLA higher.

And that is about the long and short of it.
 

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Interesting that in Canada the diesel GLK costs $2,000 less than the gas version, but it is the reverse in the US by about $1,000.

How hard would it be to put the 2,143 cc diesel from the GLK in the GLA (not that I would buy the diesel version)?
 

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Interesting that in Canada the diesel GLK costs $2,000 less than the gas version, but it is the reverse in the US by about $1,000.

How hard would it be to put the 2,143 cc diesel from the GLK in the GLA (not that I would buy the diesel version)?
it really depends on the specs and what their intentions are with the GLA. Im sure things like engine mounts, power, torque, etc will have to be reworked to make it work for the GLA to make it more suitable
 

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No diesel because it would cost Benz too much money to make the engine meet US regulations. That cost would raise the price of the GLA and the last thing that Benz wants to do is make the price of the GLA higher.

And that is about the long and short of it.
really? darn regulations.

what sort of regulations wouldn't it pass? aren't emission laws in europe more strict anyways?
 

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So it would be illegal (not to mention extremely expensive) to import a diesel CLA from Europe because the engine is not up to code in the US? It is kind of a sad reason to not be able to buy the diesel CLA. I wonder why the regulations are so much different between the two countries. I thought that Europe usually had stricter regulations not looser ones.
 
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