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Mercedes-Benz A 160 CDI Classic

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Mercedes-Benz A 160 CDI Classic

3/5-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, 60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 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, consumption 5.0 l/100km / 56.5 mpg-UK / 47.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2006
ModelA 160 CDI ClassicIssued until
SerieA classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors3/5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)435 l / 15.36 cu ft / 15.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5780 l / 204.12 cu ft / 204.12 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1370 l / 48.38 cu ft / 48.38 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length3840 mm / 151.2 in / 151.2 inTotal (curb) weight1300 kg / 2866 lb / 2866 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inLoad capacity435 kg / 959 lb / 959 lb
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight1735 kg / 3825 lb / 3825 lb
Track frontTowing weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.49  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.41 m2 / 25.9 sq ft / 25.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.1 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
FueldieselStroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.98 cm3/cylinder / 30.450 cu in/cylinder / 30.450 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio18.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 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 rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.0 kW / 32.2 hp / 32.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.1 kW/l / 0.662 bhp/cu in / 0.662 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.4 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in


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


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio63.1 kW/ton / 47.8 bhp/ton / 47.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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)5.0 l/100km / 56.5 mpg-UK / 47.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions237 g/km / 381 g/mi / 381 g/mi
  Range1080 km / 671 mi / 671 mi


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

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


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