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Mercedes-Benz A 160 CDI

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 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), 1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in, 60.4 kW / 81.0 hp / 81.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelA 160 CDIIssued until
SerieA classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3883 mm / 152.9 in / 152.9 inTotal (curb) weight1325 kg / 2921 lb / 2921 lb
Width1764 mm / 69.4 in / 69.4 inDry weight
Height1593 mm / 62.7 in / 62.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2568 mm / 101.1 in / 101.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1556 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1551 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.51  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.39 m2 / 25.7 sq ft / 25.7 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) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
FueldieselStroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplycommon rail direct diesel injectionEngine displacement1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.375 cu in/cylinder / 30.375 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio18.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power60.4 kW / 81.0 hp / 81.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.6 kW / 41.0 hp / 41.0 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output30.3 kW/l / 0.667 bhp/cu in / 0.667 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque90.4 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.32

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio61.1 kW/ton / 46.3 bhp/ton / 46.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h15.00 s / 15.00 s / 15.00 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 emissions128 g/km / 206 g/mi / 206 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rear
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front185/65 R 15Tyres rear185/65 R 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
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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