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Mercedes-Benz A 160 CDI

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Mercedes-Benz A 160 CDI

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1689 cm3 / 103.1 cu in / 103.1 cu in, 44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed, consumption 4.5 l/100km / 62.8 mpg-UK / 52.3 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1997
ModelA 160 CDIIssued until
SerieA classNumber made14508
Model familyW 168Body construction
Model codeW 168 DE 17 ABody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3575 mm / 140.7 in / 140.7 inTotal (curb) weight1120 kg / 2469 lb / 2469 lb
Width1719 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2423 mm / 95.4 in / 95.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1503 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1452 mm / 57.2 in / 57.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.48  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.30 m2 / 24.8 sq ft / 24.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeOM 668 DE 17 A / 668.941Total number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FueldieselStroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.95
Fuel supplyDirect diesel inj.Engine displacement1689 cm3 / 103.1 cu in / 103.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity422.25 cm3/cylinder / 25.767 cu in/cylinder / 25.767 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio19.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.4 kW / 28.7 hp / 28.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.1 kW/l / 0.572 bhp/cu in / 0.572 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque94.7 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.05

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio52.7 kW/ton / 39.9 bhp/ton / 39.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h17.30 s / 17.30 s / 17.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)6.6 l/100km / 42.8 mpg-UK / 35.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)3.9 l/100km / 72.4 mpg-UK / 60.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)4.5 l/100km / 62.8 mpg-UK / 52.3 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions121 g/km / 194 g/mi / 194 g/mi (est.)
  Range1200 km / 746 mi / 746 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front5.5J x 15 H 2Wheels rear5.5J x 15 H 2
Tyres front155/70 R 15 84 TTyres rear155/70 R 15 84 T
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front260 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 inBrake diameter rear180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz A 160 CDI

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