Key facts

1998 Mercedes-Benz A 140 Automatic W 168 W 168 E 14 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
3575 mm
How heavy?
1095 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1397 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
81 PS / 80 bhp / 60 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
130 Nm / 96 ft.lb / 13.3 kgm @ 3750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 14.60 s
How fast?
167 km/h, 104 mph
How economical?
10.2/6.1/7.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined

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1998 Mercedes-Benz A 140 Automatic technical specifications

Introduction

The A 140 is a passenger car from Mercedes-Benz, with front wheel drive, a front located engine and a 5 door hatchback body style.
The A 140 is part of Mercedes-Benz's W 168 series.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.4 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 80 bhp (81 PS/60 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 130 N·m (96 lb·ft/13.3 kgm) at 3750 rpm.
The engine powers the wheels via a 5 speed automatic transmission.
Its quoted kerb weight is 1095 kg.
Its maximum speed claimed is 167 km/h or 104 mph, officially quoted fuel consumption figures are 10.2/6.1/7.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined.
1998 Mercedes-Benz A 140 Automatic data
1998 Mercedes-Benz A 140 Automatic W 168 W 168 E 14 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2423 95.4
Track/tread (front) 1503 59.2
Track/tread (rear) 1452 57.2
Length 3575 140.7
Width 1719 67.7
Height 1575 62
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.48
Kerb weight 1095 kg 2414 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 54 litres 11.9 UK Gal 14.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 166 E 14 / 166.960
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1397 cc
(85.25 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 69.5 mm
3.15 × 2.74 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 81 PS (80 bhp) (60 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 57.3 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 130 Nm (96 ft·lb) (13.3 kgm)
at 3750 rpm
Specific torque 93.06 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1169.4 kPa (169.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 349.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 14.60 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 167 km/h (104 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 74.07 PS/g
54.48 kW/g
73.06 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.36 kg/kW
30.66 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 10.2/6.1/7.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km10.2/6.1/7.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre9.8/16.4/13.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG27.7/46.3/37.2 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG23.1/38.6/30.9 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 176.32 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.500
Turning circle 10.40 m
Front suspension I.MS.W.CS.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 5.5J x 15 H 2
Wheel size rear 5.5J x 15 H2
Tyres front 195/50 R 15
Tyres rear 195/50 R 15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 260 mm
Rear brake diameter 180 mm
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.72
Final drive ratio 3.76
general
Carfolio.com ID77198
Production total
Model code W 168 E 14
Model family W 168
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Mercedes-Benz A 140 Automatic added 2001-03-09.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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