The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a hatchback with gracious sophistication and undeniable refinement, underwent a monumental redesigned generation under the W169 series from 2008 to 2012. This compact 3-door hatchback was introduced as A 170 MT trim. Powered by a gasoline engine, this marvellous Mercedes-Benz proved that a small car could still embody the essence of luxury, comfort and excellent performance that the brand is globally applauded for.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class A170 MT trim, designed to accommodate up to 5 passengers, was powered by a multi-point fuel injection inline-four engine. It’s a configuration that offered a fantastic blend of power and efficiency. The 4-cylinder engine had two valves per cylinder with a cylinder bore of 3.237 inches. Keeping with the performance aspect, the Mercedes-Benz offered a stroke cycle of 3.042 mm, delivering a maximum turnover of maximum torque at 3500 RPM. At its zenith, this engine pumped out a hearty 116 horsepower at 5500 RPM.
On the road, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class with front-wheel drive featured a manual transmission with 5 gears, making it delightfully engaging to drive. Complete with a generous fuel tank capacity of 14 gallons, which allowed for extended driving adventures, this hatchback performance was remarkably spirited. It’s 0-to-60 mph acceleration time was clocked at 18 seconds and was capable of achieving a top speed of 117 mph when pushed to its limits. The back suspension incorporated a multi wishbone design, supporting optimal stability and improved handling. At every turn, the A-Class A170 MT was a clear testament to Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to excellence in driving performance, technological innovation and overall luxury. This hatchback truly embodied what it meant to be a vehicle of the acclaimed Mercedes-Benz lineage.