Classic, Elegance and Avantgarde Compared - In brief

The three design / equipment lines of the new A-Class: CLASSIC, ELEGANCE and AVANTGARDE

New Elegance
New Elegance Exterior
New Elegance Int.
Inside
New Avantgarde
New Classic
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At a glance: The new A-Class model lines and their specification

CLASSIC
Exterior
Headlamps H7
Front fog lamps --
Radiator grille matt black
Windscreen --
Bumpers body-coloured
Rub strips --
Mirror housing matt black
Side skirts black
Door handles black
Tailgate grab handle black
Tailpipe circular
Wheels/tyres 185/65 R 15 with wheel trim

Interior

Steering wheel plastic
Dashboard, lower section black or orient beige
Centre console plastic trim strips
Gearshift lever plastic
Handbrake lever plastic
Transmission tunnel trim low version
Door trim panels black or orient beige
Window controls power windows in front with one-touch opening
Courtesy lamps --
Ambient/marker lamps --
Seat upholstery - fabrics black, orient beige black multicolour
- leather (optional) --

ELEGANCE

Exterior
Headlamps H7
Front fog lamps with chrome surround
Radiator grille silver with chrome strips
Windscreen with blue band filter
Bumpers body-coloured with chrome
Rub strips body-coloured with chrome
Mirror housing body-coloured
Side skirts body-coloured
Door handles body-coloured with chrome
Tailgate grab handle chrome edging
Tailpipe oval
Wheels/tyres 185/65 R 15 light-alloy wheels
Interior
Steering wheel leather
Dashboard, lower section black, alpaca grey or orient beige
Centre console wooden trim strips
Gearshift lever leather with chrome insert
Handbrake lever leather
Transmission tunnel trim raised version with armrest and wooden trim strip
Door trim panels black, alpaca grey or orient beige with wooden trim strip; speakers with chrome surround
Window controls power windows front and rear with one-touch control
Courtesy lamps in the front doors
Ambient/marker lamps in the tailgate
Seat upholstery - fabrics black, orient beige alpaca grey
- leather (optional) black, orient beige alpaca grey

AVANTGARDE
Exterior
Headlamps H7 projector-beam
Front fog lamps with chrome surround
Radiator grille gleaming black with chrome strips
Windscreen with blue band filter
Bumpers body-coloured with chrome
Rub strips body-coloured with chrome
Mirror housing body-coloured
Side skirts body-coloured
Door handles body-coloured
Tailgate grab handle chrome edging
Tailpipe oval in stainless-steel finish
Wheels/tyres

195/55 R 16 light-alloy wheels

Interior
Steering wheel leather
Dashboard, lower section black
Centre console aluminium trim strips
Gearshift lever leather with chrome insert
Handbrake lever leather
Transmission tunnel trim low version
Door trim panels black with aluminium trim strip; speakers with chrome surround
Window controls power windows in front with one-touch opening
Courtesy lamps in the front doors
Ambient/marker lamps in the tailgate
Seat upholstery - fabrics black (fabric combined with ARTICO)
- leather (optional)

black

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Engine

No. of cylinders/ arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1991
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 60/82 at 4200 rpm
Rated torque Nm 180 at 1400-2600 rpm
Maximum engine speed 1/ min 4800
Compression ratio 18.0 : 1
Mixture formation Common-rail direct injection, turbocharger, EDC

Power transfer

Transmission Five-speed manual transmission
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch
Ratios Final drive
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
Reverse
3.31
3.64
2.04
1.26
0.88
0.70
3.29

Chassis

Front axle McPherson struts, three-link suspension, two-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Rear axle Parabolic rear axle, coil springs, one-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Braking system Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum servo, ABS anti-lock braking system and brake assistant, disc brakes front and rear, hand brake, ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
Steering Electromechanical parameter steering
Wheels 6 J x 15
Tyres 185/65 R 15

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2568
Track front/rear mm 1556/1551
Overall – length mm 3838
Overall – width mm 1764
Overall – height mm 1593
Turning circle m 10.95
Luggage capacity** l 435-1995 (three-door: 435-1485)
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1325 (three-door: 1300)
Payload kg 435
Gross vehicle weight kg 1760 (three-door: 1735)
Tank capacity/reserve l 54/6

Performance and fuel consumption***

Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 15.0
Maximum speed

km/h 170
Fuel cons. NEDC combined l/100 km 4.9

*available from end of 2004; **acc. to VDA measuring method; ***provisional figures

Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI

Engine

No. of cylinders/ arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1991
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 80/109 at 4200 rpm
Rated torque Nm 250 at 1600-2600 rpm
Maximum engine speed 1/ min 4800
Compression ratio 18.0 : 1
Mixture formation Common-rail direct injection, turbocharger, EDC

Power transfer

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch
Ratios Final drive
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Reverse
3.240 (gears 1-4) / 2.700 (gears 5,6,R)
3.933
2.222
1.389
0.975
0.925
0.814
4.681

Chassis

Front axle McPherson struts, three-link suspension, two-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Rear axle Parabolic rear axle, coil springs, one-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Braking system Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum servo, ABS anti-lock braking system and brake assistant, disc brakes front and rear, hand brake, ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
Steering Electromechanical parameter steering
Wheels 6 J x 15
Tyres 185/65 R 15

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2568
Track front/rear mm 1556/1551
Overall – length mm 3838
Overall – width mm 1764
Overall – height mm 1593
Turning circle m 10.95
Luggage capacity* l 435-1995 (three-door: 435-1485)
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1345 (three-door: 1320)
Payload kg 425
Gross vehicle weight kg 1770 (three-door: 1745)
Tank capacity/reserve l 54/6

Performance and fuel consumption**

Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 10,8
Maximum speed km/h 186
Fuel cons. NEDC combined l/100 km 5.2

*acc. to VDA measuring method; **provisional figures

Mercedes-Benz A 200 CDI

Engine

No. of cylinders/ arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1991
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 103/140 at 4200 rpm
Rated torque Nm 300 at 1600-2600 rpm
Maximum engine speed 1/ min 4800
Compression ratio 18.0 : 1
Mixture formation Common-rail direct injection, turbocharger, EDC

Power transfer

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch
Ratios Final drive
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Reverse
3.240 (gears 1-4) / 2.700 (gears 5,6,R)
3.933
2.222
1.389
0.975
0.925
0.814
4.681

Chassis

Front axle McPherson struts, three-link suspension, two-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Rear axle Parabolic rear axle, coil springs, one-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Braking system Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum servo, ABS anti-lock braking system and brake assistant, disc brakes front and rear, hand brake, ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)

Steering

Electromechanical parameter steering
Wheels 6 J x 16
Tyres 195/55 R 16

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2568
Track front/rear mm 1552/1547
Overall – length mm 3838
Overall – width mm 1764
Overall – height mm 1595
Turning circle m 10.95
Luggage capacity* l 435-1995 (three-door: 435-1485)
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1365 (three-door: 1340)
Payload kg 415
Gross vehicle weight kg 1780 (three-door: 1755)
Tank capacity/reserve l 54/6

Performance and fuel consumption**

Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 9.5
Maximum speed km/h 201
Fuel cons. NEDC combined l/100 km 5.4

*acc. to VDA measuring method; **provisional figures

Mercedes-Benz A150

Engine

No. of cylinders/ arrangement 4/in-line, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1498
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 69.2
Rated output kW/hp 70/95 at 5200 rpm
Rated torque Nm 140 at 3500-4000 rpm
Maximum engine speed 1/ min 6300
Compression ratio 11.0 : 1
Mixture formation Microprocessor-controlled petrol injection with hot film air mass measurement (HFM)

Power transfer

Transmission Five-speed manual transmission
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch
Ratios Final drive
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
Reverse
3.88
3.64
2.04
1.33
1.03
0.82
3.29

Chassis

Front axle McPherson struts, three-link suspension, two-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser

Rear axle

Parabolic rear axle, coil springs, one-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Braking system Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum servo, ABS anti-lock braking system and brake assistant, disc brakes front and rear, hand brake, ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
Steering Electromechanical parameter steering
Wheels 6 J x 15
Tires 185/65 R 15

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2568
Track front/rear mm 1556/1551
Overall – length mm 3838
Overall – width mm 1764
Overall – height mm 1593
Turning circle m

10.95

Luggage capacity* l 435-1995 (three-door: 435-1485)
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1225 (three-door: 1195)
Payload kg 465
Gross vehicle weight kg 1690 (three-door: 1660)
Tank capacity/reserve l 54/6

Performance and fuel consumption**

Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 12.6
Maximum speed km/h 175
Fuel cons. NEDC combined l/100 km 6.2

*acc. to VDA measuring method; **provisional figures

Mercedes-Benz A170

Engine

No. of cylinders/ arrangement 4/in-line, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1699
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 78.5
Rated output kW/hp 85/116 at 5500 rpm
Rated torque Nm 155 at 3500-4000 rpm
Maximum engine speed 1/ min 6300
Compression ratio 11.0 : 1
Mixture formation Microprocessor-controlled petrol injection with hot film air mass measurement (HFM)

Power transfer

Transmission Five-speed manual transmission
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch
Ratios Final drive
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
Reverse

3.88
3.64
2.04
1.33
1.03
0.82
3.29

Chassis

Front axle McPherson struts, three-link suspension, two-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Rear axle Parabolic rear axle, coil springs, one-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Braking system Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum servo, ABS anti-lock braking system and brake assistant, disc brakes front and rear, hand brake, ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
Steering Electromechanical parameter steering
Wheels 6 J x 15
Tyres 185/65 R 15

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2568
Track front/rear mm 1556/1551
Overall – length mm 3838
Overall – width

mm

1764
Overall – height mm 1593
Turning circle m 10.95
Luggage capacity* l 435-1995 (three-door: 435-1485)
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1240 (three-door: 1210)
Payload kg 465
Gross vehicle weight kg 1705 (three-door: 1675)
Tank capacity/reserve l 54/6

Performance and fuel consumption**

Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 10.9
Maximum speed km/h 188
Fuel cons. NEDC combined l/100 km 6.6

*acc. to VDA measuring method;**provisional figures

Mercedes-Benz A 200

Engine

No. of cylinders/ arrangement 4/in-line, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 2034
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 94.0
Rated output kW/hp 100/136 at 5750 rpm
Rated torque Nm 185 at 3500-4000 rpm
Maximum engine speed 1/ min 6300
Compression ratio 11.0 : 1
Mixture formation Microprocessor-controlled petrol injection with hot film air mass measurement (HFM)

Power transfer

Transmission Five-speed manual transmission
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch
Ratios Final drive
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th. gear
5th gear
Reverse
3.72
3.64
2.04
1.33
1.03
0.82
3.29

Chassis

Front axle McPherson struts, three-link suspension, two-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Rear axle Parabolic rear axle, coil springs, one-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Braking system Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum servo, ABS anti-lock braking system and brake assistant, disc brakes internally ventilated at the front and solid at the rear, hand brake, ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
Steering Electromechanical parameter steering
Wheels 6 J x 16
Tyres 195/55 R 16

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2568
Track front/rear mm 1552/1547
Overall – length mm 3838
Overall – width mm 1764
Overall – height mm 1595
Turning circle m 10.95
Luggage capacity* l 435-1995 (three-door: 435-1485)
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1270 (three-door: 1240)
Payload kg 425
Gross vehicle weight kg 1695 (three-door: 1665)
Tank capacity/reserve l 54/6

Performance and fuel consumption**

Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 9.8
Maximum speed km/h 200
Fuel cons. NEDC combined l/100 km 7.2

*acc. to VDA measuring method; **provisional figures

Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO*

Engine

No. of cylinders/ arrangement 4/in-line, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 2034
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 94.0
Rated output kW/hp 142/193 at 5000 rpm
Rated torque Nm 280 at 1800-4850 rpm
Maximum engine speed 1/ min 6000
Compression ratio

9.0 : 1

Mixture formation Microprocessor-controlled petrol injection with hot film air mass measurement (HFM), turbocharger

Power transfer

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch
Ratios Final drive
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Reverse
3.240 (gears 1-4) / 2.700 (gears 5,6,R)
4.214
2.542
1.710
1.263
1.184
0.953
5.015

Chassis

Front axle McPherson struts, three-link suspension, two-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Rear axle Parabolic rear axle, coil springs, one-cylinder gas-pressure shock absorbers with selective damping system and coil springs, torsion-bar stabiliser
Braking system Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum servo, ABS anti-lock braking system and brake assistant, disc brakes internally ventilated at the front and solid at the rear, hand brake, ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
Steering Electromechanical parameter steering
Wheels 6 J x 16
Tyres 195/55 R 16

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2568
Track front/rear mm 1552/1547
Overall – length mm 3838
Overall – width mm 1764
Overall – height mm 1595
Turning circle m 10.95
Luggage capacity** l 435-1995 (three-door: 435-1485)
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1305 (three-door: 1275)
Payload kg 425
Gross vehicle weight kg 1730 (three-door: 1700)
Tank capacity/reserve l 54/6

Performance and fuel consumption***

Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 8.0
Maximum speed km/h 227
Fuel cons. NEDC combined l/100 km 7.9
*available from mid-2005; **acc. to VDA measuring method; ***provisional figures