Produced the Mercedes-Benz A 170 is a compact family van since 1998 as part of the A-Class. In the first generation A-Class, the Mercedes-Benz A 170 was equipped with a 1.7 - liter diesel engine, the motorized van with 90 hp delivering up to 175 km / h made quickly. About a facelift in 2001, the diesel, only marginally increased performance with the same configuration at 95 hp. As of 2004, the Mercedes-Benz A 170 came in the second generation A-Class with petrol engine on the market, offering in the van with a four-cylinder 1.7 - liter engine on, which provides a power output of 116 hp. By this configuration, the Mercedes-Benz A 170 provides a top speed of 188 km / h sprint in just the 100 km 10.9 seconds. The average consumption of 6.6 liters of premium applicable in the class of similar models such as the Peugeot 807, Citroen C3 Picasso and Kia Carens to be extremely moderate. Since 2009, the Mercedes-Benz A 170 has been replaced by the C 180 model, which has an identical engine and must be ordered as BlueEFFICIENCY cars.