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19 Mercedes-Benz B Class B180 AMG Line 5dr Auto

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

180 degree reversing camera with parking guidelines7 inch display in instrument panel
7 inch touchscreen media displayActive lane keeping assist
Attention assist - Monitors steering behaviour and long journey fatigueBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Cruise control + speed limiterDirect steer system steering
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)Easy-pack tailgate
ECO start/stop functionFluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
Hard-disk navigationHey Mercedes Voice activation
Lamp failure indicatorMercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Outside temperature gaugePre-installation for car sharing
Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz linkService indicator (ASSYST PLUS)
Speed limit assistTrip computer in multifunction display with current consumption indicator

Entertainment

DAB digital radio tunerDual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)
MBUX multimedia system 

Exterior Features

4 Electric Front and Rear windowsActive radiator shutters open for cooling air and close when not needed to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency
Adaptive brake lightsAerial for GPS
AMG body styling front apron, rear apron and side skirtsBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door handlesBody coloured side skirts
Chrome beltline stripsDiamond radiator grille pins in chrome with silver painted louvres and chrome insert
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicatorsHeadlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Heated rear windscreen with timer controlHigh level LED third brake light
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lightsLED tail lamp
Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settingsRear fog lamp
Twin trapezoidal tailpipes in polished stainless steel 

Interior Features

40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrestAir vents with surround in silver chrome
Ambient lamp and signalArtico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with red contrast stitching
Automatic child seat recognition sensorBlack roof lining
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsCup holder and stowage compartment lighting
Floor mats with stitched AMG letteringFolding rear armrest
Freight packaging without tie-down hooksFront and rear Handle recess/closing handle light in left and right
Front centre armrest with stowageFront door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Front footwell lightsFront reading lamps in left and right console downlighter
Front seat cushion length adjustmentFront signal exit lamp in left and right
Front sport seatsFront vanity light in left and right
Galvanished paddles on steering wheelIlluminated glove compartment
Luggage net on driver/front passenger seat backrestManually adjustable front seats
Manually height and reach adjustable steering columnOddments tray lighting
Rear reading lamp in support plate in left and rightSeat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Seats with adjustable head restraintsSpectacles compartment for driver
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsThree spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with flattened bottom and perforated grip area
Touchpad illuminationTouchpad on center console
Twin front cupholdersTwo outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points
Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control with display 

Packs

Light and sight package - B ClassSeat comfort pack - B Class

Safety

3 rear three point seatbeltsActive bonnet pedestrian safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet
Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous brakingAdaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
Airbags - kneebag for driverAlarm system with immobiliser and interior protection
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assistChildproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
Crash responsive emergency lightingDriver and front passenger head and sidebags
Driver and front passenger windowbagsDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electric parking brakeElectronic stability programme with acceleration skid control
ESP curve dynamic assistFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front brake callipers with Mercedes Benz letteringPerforated front brake discs
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Keyless Go starting functionRemote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function

Technical

Lowered comfort suspensionRear axle multi-link

Trim

Carbon structure trimLight switch in high-gloss black with ring in silver chrome

Wheels

18" AMG 5 twin spoke design alloy wheels painted in titanium grey with high sheen finishSummer tyres
Tirefit tyre sealant kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)125Noise Level dB(A)70
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1332Compression Ratio10.6:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)72Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)51.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7EC Urban (mpg)37.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low9.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.1WLTP - MPG - Comb44.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max40.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High45.6WLTP - MPG - High54.3
WLTP - MPG - Low30.7WLTP - MPG - Medium46.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.3Badge Power136
Coin SeriesAMG LineInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722P
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1460Top Speed132

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1562Length4419
Wheelbase2729Width1796
Width (including mirrors)2020 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43Gross Vehicle Weight1955
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1540Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)455
Max. Loading Weight550Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
Minimum Kerbweight1405No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

The B-Class is the Mercedes of mid-sized MPVs. But can this third generation version make more of an impact? Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

This MK3 model Mercedes B-Class represents the brand's third stab at what it calls its 'Sports Tourer'. As for what exactly one of those might be, you can get a feel for the answer at first glance. Here's a car that's clearly more practical and versatile than a Golf or Focus-sized family hatch. But not as frumpy and high-set as a five-seater C-MAX or Scenic-like mid-sized MPV. It's the Mercedes take on compact, upwardly-mobile motoring for a compact, upwardly-mobile family.

Background

Mercedes has always struggled to build compact, affordable cars that feel like, well..... a Mercedes. Not so long ago, you tried an original A or B-Class and thought it nicely built but not quite special enough, ultimately a very expensive way to buy a very expensive badge. And that was a problem. Executives, you see, rarely question the Three-Pointed Star price premium in their large, smart saloons and SUVs, its necessity obvious every time they ease behind the wheel. Without that extra class, choosing one of this brand's smaller models can sometimes seem like a colossally costly way of buying what in essence was a fairly ordinary family hatchback. The suits from Stuttgart knew it and in response have in recent times invested more than ever before in new, more Merc-like generation of compact models. This is one of them, the third generation B-Class which arrived here in late 2018.

Driving Experience

This time round, Mercedes is promising what it calls 'more sports for the Tourer' which, if true, would be nice because the previous generation version of this car wasn't especially interesting to drive. This one's not going to float any enthusiast's boat either but it'll probably be ideal for its likely family-orientated clientele. Any of these people wanting to get more of a move on when returning from the school run can this time round dial up a little more engineering response by switching between the modes of the provided 'Dynamic Select' driving modes system. Active adaptive damping can be specified to work with this set-up. Let's talk engines. The B180 and B200 petrol variants both use a 1.3-litre petrol unit mated to 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic transmission. This offers 134hp in the B180 and 161hp in the B200. The B200d and B220d diesel variants use a more modern 8G-DCT 8-Speed automatic transmission and feature the brand's latest 2.0-litre diesel engine. In the B200d, it has an output of 148hp and 320Nm of torque, while in the B220d, it generates 188hp and 400Nm. For the first time, the B-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations. That's assuming you specify the optional 'Driving Assistance package' with its 'Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC' feature which uses camera and radar systems to anticipate the traffic up to 500 metres ahead, while predictively and conveniently adjusting the speed when approaching bends, junctions or roundabouts.

Design and Build

Pretty much everything's new here and this time we're promised a proper 'premium' feel from this car, inside and out. The designers' brief was to make this MK3 model B-Class stand out from volume brand mid-sized MPVs and to that end, there's a long wheelbase with short overhangs, a slightly lowered roof line and larger, 16 to 19-inch wheels making for more dynamic proportions. The cabin's come in for a spruce-up too, with materials quality improved and, like the current A-Class, a screen-dominated interior, with monitors of up to 10.25-inches in size for the infotainment display and the instruments. The key infotainment change is the introduction of the brand's MBUX operating system with its 'Hey Mercedes' voice functionality. The fascia's five round air vents feature a high-grade turbine look with finely styled air ducts, inspired by the world of aviation. On the back seat, the rear bench base can slide and the backrest angle can be altered to enhance luggage space, which can therefore vary between 455 and 705-litres with all seats in place. Fold the rear seat down and up to 1,540-litres of space can be freed up.

Market and Model

You won't be expecting this B-Class to be priced alongside similarly-shaped volume brand mid-sized MPVs like the Citroen C4 Space Tourer and the Ford C-MAX. It isn't. But if you were looking at an upper-spec version of a contender like that, this Mercedes could still appeal. Prices sit in the £27,000 to £33,000 bracket and there are two trim levels available - 'Sport' and 'AMG Line'. The Sport trim line comes as standard with the brand's sophisticated MBUX multimedia system with 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. Plus you get a seven-inch instrument binnacle display and a seven-inch touchscreen centre-dash media screen. Along with a reversing camera, 17-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels, hard-disk navigation, automatic two-zone climate control and LED high performance headlights. Safety stuff includes Active Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Assist. AMG Line customers will benefit from 18-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, a three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel in nappa leather, sports seats, AMG body styling and Dinamica microfibre upholstery with red contrast stitching. The optional 'Executive equipment line' pack includes a 10.25-inch media display, Active Parking Assist with front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats, electrically folding exterior mirrors and an automatically-dimming driver's side mirror and rear view mirror.

Cost of Ownership

The B-Class engine line up screams of efficiency with a very low drag coefficient and a number of energy saving features such as eco start/stop and the electrically-assisted steering system. So let's get to the figures. The B180 and B200 petrol variants return 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and around 125g/km of CO2. The B200d and B220d diesel derivatives manage 64.2mpg and around 115g/km of CO2. Depreciation of the old B-Class was slightly better than average for the mid-sized MPV class and this MK3 model should improve that a little further thanks to less residual dilution due to better standard equipment and also the beneficial effect of improved engine efficiency. What else? Well, you get a comprehensive three year warranty that has no mileage restriction. And this package is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash.

Summary

Ferrying the family around isn't something most of us especially look forward to doing. But Mercedes doesn't see why it shouldn't be. In this third generation B-Class, Stuttgart has made great strides in engine efficiency, safety and hi-tech driving aids. Its real importance though, is in proving its maker capable of delivering Mercedes quality to the mainstream, True, it isn't perfect. Whether the alternatives you're considering are plusher versions of either family hatchbacks or five-seater mid-sized MPVs, you'll find sharper-handling rivals out there and many that can offer more rear seat space. I have a feeling though, that few potential buyers of this Mercedes will be put off by these issues. These people will recognise in this third generation model the car the B-Class should always been. A car that nobody but Mercedes could have built.

Performance
60%
Handling
50%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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