The Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W169) saw a significant redesign between the years 2008 and 2012. Specifically, the A 180 CDi MT variant of this Series Hatchback 5-Doors showcased what Mercedes-Benz could deliver in the compact luxury segment. The hatchback body style provided space for five occupants, establishing a practical yet upmarket alternative in the car market. The A 180 CDi MT was powered by a 4-cylinder inline diesel engine, attached with a common rail injection system. This advanced fuel system enabled it to perform without compromising on efficiency or power.
The engine boasted a cylinder bore of 3.237-inches and a stroke cycle of 3.588 mm. Fitted with a turbo boost system, the engine was capable of reaching turnover of maximum torque at an impressive 2600 RPM. More so, the engine in the A 180 CDi MT developed 109 horsepower achieved at 4200 RPM. Coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission, the hatchback ensured its drivers a balanced and engaging driving experience.
Fitted with a fuel tank capacity of 14 gallons, the hatchback was meant to achieve longer distances without frequent pit stops for refueling. The multi-wishbone rear suspension setup provided a sporty and comfortable ride quality. Additionally, the A 180 CDi MT’s performance was further highlighted with its acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph in just 17 seconds, and could reach a maximum speed up to 116 mph. The A 180 CDi MT’s front-wheel-drive layout allowed for better handling and dynamics, making it a versatile choice for city dwellers and long-distance cruisers alike.