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Mercedes-Benz A Family

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Mercedes-Benz A Family

5-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1397 cm3 / 85.3 cu in / 85.3 cu in, 60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 130.0 N·m / 95.9 lb·ft / 95.9 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2003
ModelA FamilyIssued until
SerieA classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3790 mm / 149.2 in / 149.2 inTotal (curb) weight1020 kg / 2249 lb / 2249 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in / 102.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.46  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.6 sq ft / 7.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.4 kW / 23.4 hp / 23.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.5 mm / 2.74 in / 2.74 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1397 cm3 / 85.3 cu in / 85.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity349.35 cm3/cylinder / 21.319 cu in/cylinder / 21.319 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque130.0 N·m / 95.9 lb·ft / 95.9 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.0 kW / 32.2 hp / 32.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.0 kW/l / 0.944 bhp/cu in / 0.944 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.1 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio79.5 kW/ton / 60.2 bhp/ton / 60.2 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/50-R15Tyres rear195/50-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz A Family

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