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"
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 The car is put together well and Mercedes have done a good job, however it is starting to look and feel out of date know.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.
Product Information : Mercedes A 160 CDI
Manufacturer's product descriptionMercedes present the Benz A-Class A 160 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / Autotronic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Diesel
Body Type: Hatchback
Fuel Type: Diesel
Available Trims: Avantgarde SE; Classic; Classic SE; Elegance SE; Long
Range: Mercedes A-Class
Weight: 1325, 1300
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)
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)
Listed on Ciao since: 28/07/2002