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Mercedes-Benz A 170 Coupé

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz A 170 Coupé

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1699 cm3 / 103.7 cu in / 103.7 cu in, 85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 155.0 N·m / 114.3 lb·ft / 114.3 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelA 170 CoupéIssued until
SerieA classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
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) weight1210 kg / 2668 lb / 2668 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 valves8
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.5 mm / 3.09 in / 3.09 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06
Fuel supplyEFIEngine displacement1699 cm3 / 103.7 cu in / 103.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity424.75 cm3/cylinder / 25.920 cu in/cylinder / 25.920 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque155.0 N·m / 114.3 lb·ft / 114.3 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.1 kW / 53.8 hp / 53.8 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output50.0 kW/l / 1.099 bhp/cu in / 1.099 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque91.2 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio94.2 kW/ton / 71.4 bhp/ton / 71.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.90 s / 10.90 s / 10.90 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 emissions157 g/km / 253 g/mi / 253 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 170 Coupé

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