Wednesday 24th October 2012
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If you have ever owned a Mercedes A160 and had to replace any parts then let us know about the experience and how the replacement parts faired. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Mercedes A160 Overview

The Mercedes A160 is classed as a supermini car and is produced by the German car manufacturing company Mercedes Benz. This is the entry level model for Mercedes cars and is available as a 3 or 5-door hatchback. The A160 is part of the Mercedes A-class and they can be very expensive to buy. They don’t seem to hold their value like other Mercedes and the famous build quality of Mercedes seems to be vacant from these cars as there have been a lot of complaints about mechanical failures. They are so much more expensive than leading city cars like the VW Polo and are no better overall, in fact are probably worse. Does this sound like your experience of the Mercedes A160?

Mercedes A160 History

The first generation (1997-2004) was a front engine, front wheel drive car, which is uncommon on Mercedes vehicles. These cars have the ‘sandwich’ technology which means in a front on collision the engine and gearbox slide underneath the driver instead of going into the cabin, preventing serious injury. This A160 first generation was available as 1.6L petrol or 1.7L CDI diesel.

The second generation (2004-12) has some new safety features such as: active head restraints and an impact dependant seat belt system. The A160 is only available as a 2.0L diesel in this version. The engines meet the strict emissions standards and this was the last version of this car to be produced. In 2012 the A-class changed to a small family car hatchback with a new sleek design to compete with the BMW 1-series.


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Classic SE
Avantgarde SE
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Fuel Economy

The Mercedes A160 has been available in the following engines: 1.6L petrol and 1.7 and 2.0L diesel engines. The most economical of the available engines is the 2.0L diesel which offers up to 62mpg which is pretty good. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? Remember to consider the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy.


The Mercedes A160 is available as a 5-speed manual or 5 and 7-speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? Have a look at our Mercedes gearbox section where you can search for your A160 gearbox parts.


We have Mercedes A160 parts available here at Breakeryard. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has these parts available at great prices. You can either enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the A160 parts page to locate the parts you need for this vehicle.