The maximum lifting height, together with the jib extension is up to 96 meters, an increase of 25% as compared with AC160-1. Many design features of the five-axle AC160-2 are carried over from its predecessor. The 12.35m carrier allows a turning radius of 11.25m, aided by electro-hydraulic rear-axle steering. The AC160-2 uses the powertrain technology of the larger AC200-1. It is powered by a Daimler-Chrysler OM 502 LA, rated at 380 kW, driving through an AS-Tronic gearbox built by ZF.
Features include the Demag IC-1 crane control system with touch-screen colour display, the Unimec boom telescoping and pinning system, electro-hydraulic rear-axle steering and an AS-Tronic gearbox.