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Compare Mercedes CLC CL203 [CLC 160] vs Mercedes A-Class W169 [A 150] vs Mercedes A-Class W176 facelift [A 160]

Reviews

Neo score
31%
1%
46%
Pros
  • RWD remained
  • Slight interior improvements
  • Three-pointed star
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • Low official fuel consumption
  • Up-rated A45 AMG
Cons
  • Arguably less appealing than its predecessor
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Cheaply put together
  • Poor engine options
  • No independent rear suspensions
  • CVT
  • Exceptionally ugly
  • Great insult to the Mercedes name
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Price

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Variants

CLC 160
CLC 160 AT
CLC 180 Kompressor
CLC 180 Kompressor AT
CLC 200 CDI
CLC 200 CDI AT
CLC 200 Kompressor
CLC 200 Kompressor AT
CLC 220 CDI
CLC 220 CDI AT
CLC 230
CLC 230 AT
CLC 250
CLC 250 AT
CLC 350
CLC 350 AT
A 150
A 150 CVT
A 160 CDI
A 160 CDI CVT
A 170
A 170 CVT
A 180 CDI
A 180 CDI CVT
A 200
A 200 CDI
A 200 CDI CVT
A 200 CVT
A 200 Turbo
A 200 Turbo CVT
A 160
A 160 DCT
A 160 CDI
A 160 CDI DCT
A 180
A 180 DCT
A 180 CDI
A 180 CDI DCT
A 200
A 200 DCT
A 200 CDI
A 200 CDI 4MATIC DCT
A 200 CDI DCT
A 220 4MATIC DCT
A 220 CDI 4MATIC DCT
A 220 CDI DCT
A 250
A 250 4MATIC DCT
A 250 DCT
A 250 4MATIC Sport DCT
A 250 Sport
A 250 Sport DCT
A 45 AMG

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
310 L / 10.9 cu-ft ~ 1100 L / 38.8 cu-ft
435 L / 15.4 cu-ft ~ 1995 L / 70.5 cu-ft
341 L / 12.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
5.5 L / 5.8 qt
5.0 L / 5.3 qt
5.8 L / 6.1 qt
Fuel Capacity
62.0 L / 16.4 gal
54.0 L / 14.3 gal
50.0 L / 13.2 gal
Passengers
4
5
5
Payload
545 kg / 1202 lbs
465 kg / 1025 lbs
640 kg / 1411 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Disc
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Disc
Offroad | Approach Angle
13.7 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
9.3 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
17.3 deg
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Semi-independent
Multi-link
Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 225/40 R18 Rear wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 245/35 R18
185/65 R15
195/65 R15
Turning Circle
10.8 m / 35.3 ft
11.0 m / 36.1 ft

Construction

Body Style
3-door Coupe
5-door Hatchback
5-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
93 mm / 3.7 in
Size | Height
1405 mm / 55.3 in
1593 mm / 62.7 in
1433 mm / 56.4 in
Size | Length
4448 mm / 175.1 in
3838 mm / 151.1 in
4299 mm / 169.3 in
Size | Width
1728 mm / 68.0 in | 2078 mm / 81.8 in (mirror unfolded)
1764 mm / 69.4 in
1780 mm / 70.1 in | 2022 mm / 79.6 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1505.0 mm / 59.3 in
1556.0 mm / 61.3 in
1553.0 mm / 61.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1476.0 mm / 58.1 in
1551.0 mm / 61.1 in
1552.0 mm / 61.1 in
Weight
1395.0 kg / 3075.4 lbs
1225.0 kg / 2700.7 lbs
1295.0 kg / 2855.0 lbs
Wheel Size
Front wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 8.5J x 18
6J x 15
15 in
Wheelbase
2715 mm / 106.9 in
2568 mm / 101.1 in
2699 mm / 106.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
11.2 sec
12.6 sec
10.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.6 sec
12.0 sec
10.1 sec
CO2 Emission
165 ~ 173 g/km
128 ~ 124 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.28
Fuel Economy
6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (combined) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (highway)
6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (combined) | 7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (urban) | 5.4 L/100km / 43.6 MPG (highway)
5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (urban) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph
175.0 km/h / 108.7 mph
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph
Towing Capacity
685 kg / 1510 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1000 kg / 2205 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Euro 6
Engine
M 271.911
M 266.920
M 270 DE 16 AL red./270.910
Engine | Bore
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.3:1
11.0:1
10.3:1
Engine | Displacement
1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1597.0 cc
1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc
1.6 L / 97.3 cu-in / 1595.0 cc
Engine | Power
129.0 hp / 96.2 kW @ 5000 rpm
95.0 hp / 70.8 kW @ 5200 rpm
102.0 hp / 76.1 kW @ 4500-6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
80.8 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
63.4 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
63.9 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
75.6 mm / 3.0 in
69.2 mm / 2.7 in
Engine | Torque
220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 2500-3800 rpm
140 Nm / 103.3 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
180 Nm / 132.8 lb-ft @ 1200-3500 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 2 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
5-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
Manual
Manual

Production

Availability
2010 ~ 2011
2004 ~ 2012
2015 ~ 2018
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