Mercedes A 160 CDI

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Mercedes A 160 CDI

Mercedes present the Benz A-Class A 160 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / Autotronic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Diesel

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Review of "Mercedes A 160 CDI"

published 26/06/2003 | scooby-doo
Member since : 22/06/2003
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Pro That 3 Star Badge. Large On Space
Cons Engines need more Va Va Voom
Road Handling
Fuel consumption


I have had my A160 for 6 months now, I purchased brand new and love it. Outside the shape is stylish and sleek with lovely set of alloys and that chrome exhaust tail pipe makes you wonder whats under that bonnet. Inside the dash isn't exactly trendy or flash, but it is high quality and practical with everything easy to reach. The seats are comfortable and tall people like me are easily accomadated. There is plenty of room in the back seats to and can fit 5 people at ease. This is the smallest car I've seen that can carry 5 people with comfort. The long wheel base offers more interior space, well worth it if you have a large family. The steering is light and responsive, can be height adjusted also. The handbrake however is placed in the most awkward place next to the arm rest, not easy to get to. I opted for the auto box, a four speed that copes well with city use, gear change is smooth and quiet.
The engine is smooth and responsive, however it struggles at motorway speeds, it's not exactly fast, just adequate for town driving. Being a diesel, it returns approx 40mpg, quite good. Handling is also satisfactory, with some body roll around bends, not a sports car. The car is put together well and Mercedes have done a good job, however it is starting to look and feel out of date know.
Servicing doesn't cost the earth too, and the dealers are generally good and do try their best.
Still a great buy, great value for money, mostly suited to town driving.

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  • JulyBunny published 28/06/2005
    sounds good x staz
  • petitesquirt published 26/06/2003
    Sorry for the FH. A little more structure, a little more focus on the good and bad etc.
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Product Information : Mercedes A 160 CDI

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Mercedes present the Benz A-Class A 160 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / Autotronic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Diesel

Product Details

Body Type: Hatchback

Fuel Type: Diesel

Available Trims: Avantgarde SE; Classic; Classic SE; Elegance SE; Long

Range: Mercedes A-Class

Manufacturer: Mercedes

Height: 1593

Width: 1764

Length: 3838

Weight: 1325, 1300

Power: 82

Type: Car

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Insurance Group: 5, 6

Engine Size (cc): 1992

Towing Limit (kg): 1000

Boot Capacity (litres): 1995

CO2 Emissions: 128 g/km - (Man) / 142 g/km - (Auto)

Cylinders: 4

Torque: 133@1400-2600 lb/ft

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Fuel Capacity (litres): 54

Warranty: 3 years / Unlimited miles

Maximum Speed (mph): 106

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 15 seconds - (Man)

NCAP Rating: NCAP 5 Star Rating

Number of Doors: 5, 3

Emissions Class: EU4

Country of Origin: Germany

Range + Engine Type: A-Class 2.0

Classification: Compact Car

Transmission type: 5 Speed - (Man) / Autotronic - (Auto)


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