Mercedes Benz W168 / Mercedes Benz Economypoint org

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Mercedes-Benz A 140 W168

Mercedes Benz W168

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The Mercedes Benz was the first vehicle of the compact of Mercedes Benz. He was presented as A- class .



Benz built traditionally sedans of the upper class, the middle class, and (with the starting from 1982) the class. The motivation for the entrance the compact class were on the one changed traffic conditions to earlier decades (increasing of traffic in the city centers, of parking space, long of and with it accompanying needs of the and on the other hand the fact that the buyers of Mercedes became on the average ever passenger cars. A cause for was a very conservative mark With the A-class young should be advanced and bound to the Mercedes Benz. With the of the Interieurs and the offered vehicle finishes in first model the goal was therefore pursued of young personness and freshness. The was actual then with however in particular likes. estimated the high seating and the good all-round visibility. Benz adapted to this buyer situation: With the model care in the year the plastics in the Fahrzeuginterieur, whose and Haptik were before felt as cheap, were by materials with high-quality Appropriate modifications were also during the

operation, with the Fahrzeugexterieur, the available vehicle lacquer as well as at the price list, in to let the product work altogether gediegener.

First development beginning for designs was the NAFA (1986). technical developments for the W168 then the vision A 93 (1993) and A (1994).

Model development

18. 1997: Introduction on the market of the with the motorizing A 140 and A 160

21. October Execution of the moose test by a automobile magazine

11 November Production stop

26. February Resumption of production

August Model care model 1999, introduction of the motorizing A 160 CDI and A 170 CDI

May 1999: Model care year 2000, introduction of A 190

September 2000: Model model year 2001, of the grasp at the rear flap

2001: Model care year 2002, large care, again in the program: V168, 170mm extended length benefits exclusively the passengers.


The successor with revised Design and technical innovations was introduced in 2004.

Problems during the on the market

Particularly became the admits to a not standardized track driving maneuver by the so-called test, with approx. 65 which were usual up to time only with tests in Sweden. With a test of the W168 by a Swedish the vehicle tilted three after the official vehicle on the side. First play the responsible person the Daimler AG the incident down and promise, so far vehicle with other equip and future vehicle a electronic program ESP equip. thereafter one decided however for a stop and re-tooled themselves all with ESP and changed chassis, so far.

Sedan (W168)

Mercedes-Benz A 140 W168

Long (V168)

Alternative drives

The indicated design number to the places 4 to 9 of the vehicle identification

The place 11 of the vehicle identification always reads J or (starting the millionsten built A-class) K for the work in Rastatt.

The engine are coded as follows: M = engine, COM = oil E = suction tube/channel injection, DE = L = load air cooling, A = supercharger, achievement reduced.

A 140 was equipped order of the fully automatic with (throttled) the engine A 160.

A 160 CDI was only starting 2001 with fully transmission available.

A 160 CDI was not available extended wheel base.

The was manufactured as small series 60 vehicles.


Innovations of the A-class were among things the sandwich structure, by a part of the aggregates in the vehicle could be accommodated, in addition, an variability, which were so far not usual in this vehicle

Mercedes-Benz A 140 W168

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