Mercedes-Benz A 160 Avantgarde '98
Mercedes-Benz A 160 Avantgarde '98
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Displacement 1598 cc
Drivetrain FF[3]
Engine M166E16
Max Power 100 BHP
Performance Points 321 PP
Max Torque 110.7 lb-ft
Top Speed 202 km/h (126 mph)
Length 3,575 mm (140.7 in)
Width 1,719 mm (67.7 in)
Height 1,575 mm (62.0 in)
Weight 1,115 kilograms (2,460 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 11.15 kg (24.6 lb) per horsepower

The Mercedes-Benz A 160 Avantgarde '98 is a Road car produced by Mercedes-Benz. It first appears in Gran Turismo 2, and has returned in every main game since, though it did not return in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport. It also appeared in Gran Turismo PSP.


There are ten colors to choose from this car:

  • African Violet
  • Jungle Green
  • Ocean Blue
  • Glacier White
  • Cascade Blue
  • Moonlight Silver
  • Ember Red
  • Meteor Grey
  • Volcano Red
  • Oasis Green

In-game descriptionEdit

"The first compact model by Mercedes, with a unique layout."

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1993, Mercedes-Benz presented its first compact model ever in a model called 'Study A'. Four years later in 1997, the Mercedes A Class appeared on the market. Its body was designed in consideration for maximising space utility, despite the compact dimensions. A unique feature of the body is that a 2 layer sandwich structure was used for its floor. The engine that drives the front wheels is made to slide underneath the floor in the event of a collision, and it achieves a high level of collision safety even with its very short nose section.

At the time of its debut there was only a 1.6L inline 4 cylinder engine available, but in 1999 a 1.9L DOHC inline 4 was added as an option. The available gearbox was a five-speed AT equipped with a 'tip shift' mechanism, that enabled it to be operated like a manual transmission. Additionally in Germany, a 1.4L model and a 1.7L diesel models were also offered. In 2001, the long wheelbase L model, which lengthened the normal A Class wheelbase by 6.6 inches, from 95.4 inches to 102.1 inches, was added to the line-up.

Although its compact size may suggest otherwise, the driving experience is very characteristic of a "Mercedes-Benz". Driving through the streets is made easy with a high eye level, enabling drivers to get a good sense of their surroundings. Even during high speed cruising, it gives the driver a high level of stability equivalent to luxury class cars. Immediately after its debut, a fault was found in the car's control stability, but Mercedes-Benz dealt with and resolved the problem in just four months.



This car can be bought at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in North City for 27,000 Credits.


This car can be bought at the Used Car Showroom (Late '90s) for around 16,500 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage.


This car can be purchased for 33,020 Credits.


As a Standard car, the Mercedes-Benz A 160 Avantgarde '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 26,415 Credits. Alternatively, this car can be obtained by getting all bronze in the Advanced level of the AMG Driving Academy. It is a Level 0 car.


This car can be purchased for 33,020 Credits. It is a simplified car.



  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Front Wheel drive