The Mercedes-Benz A 160 is built from the beginning of the A-Class (1997) and could be ordered when ordering a new car as early as the 1st generation diesel (from 1998) or with a gasoline engine. In the variation of the compression ignition, a common-rail diesel engine with four cylinders in the Mercedes-Benz A is 160 to use that sells it to the family van 60 hp (75 hp after facelift 2001) and the vehicle is 160 km / h (170 km / h) makes fast. The Benzinervariante brings it as a used car to 102 hp and takes the Mercedes-Benz A 160 to a top speed of 179 km / h With the 2nd generation (W169) was Mercedes-Benz A 160 from 2004, initially offered only as the diesel develops 82 hp. From 2009 the offer was on the Mercedes-Benz A 160 with petrol engine of 95 HP expanded the van provides. Diesel and petrol engine can also be purchased as BlueEFFICIENCY cars that shine with optimized fuel consumption and CO2 levels since that time. Thus, the variant of the Mercedes-Benz A 160 consumes an average of only 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, which makes the family van to the Ford C-Max or the KIA Carnival for real-saving champions.