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|Body style||5-door compact MPV|
|Engine||1.6 L L4 Petrol
1.9 L L4 Petrol
1.7 L L4 Diesel
The Mercedes-Benz Vaneo is a 5-door compact MPV that was manufactured from 2002 to 2005. It used the automobile platform from the first generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Up to seven seat capacity was available, but this vehicle was not built as a van. The name Vaneo is derived from the word Van, which is used in German for the car types MPV or Mini Van.
The A-class Vaneo was front-wheel-drive only and limited to four-cylinder engines. The body consisted of two sliding rear doors and 'Sandwich Floor' construction giving it a van-like driving position and a higher roof line. It was suitable for U.K.'s Motability for the disabled, as well as for use as taxicabs.
Seating for five was standard, with two third-row buckets optional. With all the rear seats removed, there was up to 3,000 litres of cargo space. A 120 kg capacity slide-out boot floor was optional. Roof rails were standard on Trend and Ambiente models, while ISOfix anchorages were included on all vehicles.
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Engines complied with Euro 3 emission standards. They included: 1.6 L in two states of tune and 1.9 L petrol engines, as well as a 1.7 L diesel. Three 5-speed transmissions were available: a manual, an automated clutch system called ACS, and a regular automatic called "TouchShift."
|Years||Model & Transmission||Engine||Power||Torque||Top Speed||0–100 km/h||Economy||Emissions|
|2002–2005||1.6 82 Manual/ACS||1.6 L, 4 in-L||82 PS (60 kW; 81 hp)||140 N·m (103 lb·ft)||156 km/h (97 mph)||15.3 secs||36.2 mpg||187 g/km|
|2002–2005||1.6 102 Manual/ACS||1.6 L, 4 in-L||102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp)||150 N·m (111 lb·ft)||167 km/h (104 mph)||13.1 secs||35.3 mpg||192 g/km|
|2002–2005||1.6 102 TouchShift||1.6 L, 4 in-L||102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp)||150 N·m (111 lb·ft)||164 km/h (102 mph)||13.8 secs||34.0 mpg||199 g/km|
|2002–2005||1.9 125 Manual/ACS||1.9 L, 4 in-L||125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp)||180 N·m (133 lb·ft)||182 km/h (113 mph)||10.7 secs||34.4 mpg||197 g/km|
|2002–2005||1.9 125 TouchShift||1.9 L, 4 in-L||125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp)||180 N·m (133 lb·ft)||177 km/h (110 mph)||11.5 secs||33.2 mpg||204 g/km|
|2002–2005||1.7 CDI 91 Manual/ACS||1.7 L, 4 in-L||91 PS (67 kW; 90 hp)||180 N·m (133 lb·ft)||161 km/h (100 mph)||13.6 secs||47.9 mpg||157 g/km|
|2002–2005||1.7 CDI 91 TouchShift||1.7 L, 4 in-L||91 PS (67 kW; 90 hp)||180 N·m (133 lb·ft)||158 km/h (98 mph)||15.5 secs||42.8 mpg||174 g/km|
- Parker's Car Guides 
'Pros: Interior space, usefully practical, easy to drive in town
Cons: Rattly trim, ungainly styling, firm ride'
- RAC (6.4/10)
'Don't let the uninspiring looks and twee name put you off. The Vaneo is well built and offers a surprising amount of space in its compact footprint. It won't win any beauty contests and inviting people for 'a spin in the Merc' might be a recipe for disappointment, but to know a Vaneo is to love one. Surprisingly good.'
- "Motoring News". Verdict On Cars. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- "Mercedes Benz Vaneo | Euro NCAP - For safer cars crash test safety rating". Euro NCAP. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- "New Vehicle Security Ratings". thatcham.org.
- "Mercedes-Benz Vaneo (02-05) Car Review - Parker's". Parkers.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- "Mercedes-Benz Vaneo (2002 - 2006) Review - Car Reviews". RAC. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
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