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Mercedes-Benz A 140 Automatic

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 Mercedes-Benz A 140 Automatic

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 7.6 l/100km / 37.2 mpg-UK / 30.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2000
ModelA 140 AutomaticIssued until
SerieA classNumber made
Model familyW 168Body construction
Model codeW 168 E 14Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 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 CodeM 166 E 14 / 166.940Total 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
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.9 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.4 kW/l / 0.821 bhp/cu in / 0.821 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque87.6 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.72
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.76

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.1 kW/ton / 63.0 bhp/ton / 63.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)10.2 l/100km / 27.7 mpg-UK / 23.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.1 l/100km / 46.3 mpg-UK / 38.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)7.6 l/100km / 37.2 mpg-UK / 30.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions178 g/km / 286 g/mi / 286 g/mi (est.)
  Range711 km / 442 mi / 442 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 H2
Tyres front195/50 R 15Tyres rear195/50 R 15
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 140 Automatic

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