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Mercedes-Benz
A 160 CDI
(1997)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Mercedes-Benz A 160 CDI
Mercedes-Benz
SerieA class
Model familyW 168
ModelA 160 CDI
Model codeW 168 DE 17 A
Issued from1997
Issued until
Country of originDE
Number made14508
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedan
Bodywork designer
Number of doors5
Number of seats5
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]4540 / 160.33 / 160.33

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2423 / 95.4 / 95.4
Track front [mm / in / in]1503 / 59.2 / 59.2
Track rear [mm / in / in]1452 / 57.2 / 57.2
Length [mm / in / in]3575 / 140.7 / 140.7
Width [mm / in / in]1719 / 67.7 / 67.7
Height [mm / in / in]1575 / 62.0 / 62.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.48
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1120 / 2469 / 2469
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]54 / 11.9 / 14.3

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]2.30 / 24.8 / 24.8 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine CodeOM 668 DE 17 A / 668.941
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-Benz
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type DetailsInline, 4 cylinder
Sump
Fueldiesel
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder4
Engine Main bearings5
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]80.0 / 3.15 / 3.15
Stroke [mm / in / in]84.0 / 3.31 / 3.31
Bore/Stroke ratio0.95
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]1689 / 103.1 / 103.1
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]422.25 / 25.767 / 25.767
Compression ratio19.5
Fuel supplyDirect diesel inj.
Aspirationturbocharged
Compressor type
Intercooler
Catalytic converteryes
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]44.0 / 59.0 / 59.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3600 / 3600 / 3600
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]160.0 / 118.0 / 118.0
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]1500 / 1500 / 1500
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]21.4 / 28.7 / 28.7 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]26.1 / 0.572 / 0.572
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]94.7 / 0.83 / 0.83

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.7
Final gear (drive) ratio3.05

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]52.7 / 39.9 / 39.9
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]17.30 / 17.30 / 17.30
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]153 / 95 / 95
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]6.6 / 42.8 / 35.6
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]3.9 / 72.4 / 60.3
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]4.5 / 62.8 / 52.3
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]121 / 194 / 194 (est.)
Range [km / mi / mi]1200 / 746 / 746

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PAS
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front5.5J x 15 H 2
Wheels rear5.5J x 15 H 2
Tyres front155/70 R 15 84 T
Tyres rear155/70 R 15 84 T
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardrum
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]260 / 10.2 / 10.2
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]180 / 7.1 / 7.1
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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