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Mercedes-Benz A 170 CDI Automatic

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Mercedes-Benz A 170 CDI Automatic

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1689 cm3 / 103.1 cu in / 103.1 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 173 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1997
ModelA 170 CDI AutomaticIssued until
SerieA classNumber made
Model familyW 168Body construction
Model codeBody 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) weight1095 kg / 2414 lb / 2414 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 CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
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 bearingsUnitary capacity422.25 cm3/cylinder / 25.767 cu in/cylinder / 25.767 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio19.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.8 kW/l / 0.854 bhp/cu in / 0.854 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque106.6 N·m/l / 0.93 lb·ft/cu in / 0.93 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed173 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.4 kW/ton / 60.9 bhp/ton / 60.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h13.20 s / 13.20 s / 13.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning 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 frontWheels rear
Tyres front275/55-R17Tyres rear225/60-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz A 170 CDI Automatic

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