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Brand New Mercedes-Benz B-Class B250e AMG Line Executive 5dr Auto

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£335.89 per month+ VAT

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Featured specification

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 indicatorsExhaust system - Twin trapezoidal tailpipes in polished stainless steel
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activationHeated glass rear windscreen + timer control
High level LED third brake lightLED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lampPrivacy glass
Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settingsRear fog lamp

Interior Features

3 spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with flattened bottom and perforated grip area40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrest
Air conditioning - Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control with displayAir 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 gear shift paddles on steering wheelIlluminated glove compartment stowage
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 mirrorsTouchpad illumination
Touchpad on center consoleTwin front cupholders
Two outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points 

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 driverAnti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windowsCrash responsive emergency lighting
Driver and front passenger head and sidebagsDriver and front passenger windowbags
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectric parking brake
Electronic stability programme with acceleration skid controlESP curve dynamic assist
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection -Thatcham category 1Keyless Go starting function
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function 

Technical

BlueTEC diesel emission control system including AdBlue reservoirDiesel particulate filter
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)111Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1461Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)76Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)58.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium4.7WLTP - MPG - Comb58.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High55.4WLTP - MPG - High67.3
WLTP - MPG - Low48.7WLTP - MPG - Medium60.1

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC1.5
Badge Power116Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesAMG LineGeneration Mark2
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96NCAP Child Occupant Protection %90
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %56
NCAP Safety Assist %75Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP116
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT192
Engine Torque - MKG26.5Engine Torque - NM260
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed124

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 Weight2000
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1530Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)445
Max. Loading Weight535Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked730
Minimum Kerbweight1465No. 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

Yet another compact Mercedes plug-in model - but this one's aimed at small families. Jonathan Crouch checks out the B 250e.

Ten Second Review

Mercedes brings plug-in hybrid technology to the compact MPV segment with this B 250e variant. It can travel up to 42 WLTP-rated miles on a single charge that can be completed from 10-100% in just an hour and 45 minutes from a 7.4kW garage wallbox. And the 1.33-litre petrol engine and 75kW electric motor produce a sprightly 215hp total output, yet a super-low sub-30g/km CO2 reading. In short, if you can afford it, this Mercedes is easy to like.

Background

Given that it's over half a decade since Volkswagen and Toyota pioneered plug-in hybrid technology in compact family cars, you could accuse Mercedes of a certain tardiness in bringing PHEV models to market - but then that's also true of other premium brands like Audi and Volvo. The Stuttgart maker's certainly making up for lost time now though, having introduced this tech to its GLA, CLA and A-Class models as well as to the car we're looking at here, the B-Class small MPV. The model in question, the B 250e, uses a plug-in powertrain set-up that right now just happens to set the segment standard. But can it justify a significant price premium over conventional petrol and diesel B-Class variants? Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

Rather than electrify one of its older engines, as for instance Volkswagen did with the Golf GTE, Mercedes has here developed a much more bespoke unit, a 1,332cc petrol powerplant that manages to put out as much as 218hp. That figure combines the 160hp of this model's 1.33-litre powerplant with a 75kW electric motor linked to a 10.6kWh lithium-ion battery. These power sources collectively generate a pretty potent system pulling power figure of 450Nm. So, not surprisingly, performance is sprightly, 62mph dispatched in around 7s en route to well over 140mph. You have to have front wheel drive and an 8-speed 8G-DCT dual clutch auto transmission. Of most interest to a potential PHEV buyer though, will be this model's projected WLTP all-electric driving range - up to 42 miles. Obviously, you won't get anywhere near that figure if you regularly approach the quoted all-electric top speed of 87mph. An 'Electric' drive programme keeps the car in battery drive unless the accelerator pedal's kickdown function is used. In the 'Electric' programme, the energy recovery level can also be selected via paddles behind the steering wheel. The paddles on the steering wheel enable the selection of five different recuperation levels ('DAUTO', 'D+', 'D', 'D-' and 'D--'). The usual additional 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual' mode settings are also available. According to the given requirements, the driver is thus able to give priority to electric driving, place the emphasis on driving dynamics or give preference to combustion mode in order to save electric range, for example.

Design and Build

This B 250e's PHEV set-up is all very cleverly packaged. An innovative exhaust system layout explains the need for a relatively minimal reduction in boot capacity compared with a conventionally-engined B-Class model. The exhaust ends in a centrally positioned outlet under the vehicle floor, with the rear silencer housed in the transmission tunnel. Integrating the fuel tank into the axle installation space creates additional room beneath the rear seats for the high-voltage battery. Otherwise, it's much as it would be in any other A-Class and there's the choice of either hatch or Saloon body shapes. Visual differentiators as to this variant's plug-in status are limited to subtle badging. And inside, the cabin is unchanged, save for extra 'Electric' and 'Battery Level' menus in the MBUX infotainment system. As with any B-Class, in standard spec, you get a couple of 7.0-inch infotainment screens - one in front of the driver for the instruments and a centre-dash one for the infotainment functions. Pay extra and you can have both these displays uprated to 10.3-inches in size. And in the back? Well a 6ft 3-inch driver could sit behind his or her self, helped by the fact that the sportier roof line of this third generation model hasn't impacted on headroom; actually, there's 8mm more of it. Mercedes claims to have sculpted the centre transmission tunnel to make it easier for a third adult to be accommodated in the middle, but that feature is still quite prominent and the centre part of the rear bench cushion isn't especially comfortable. We mentioned boot space earlier: at 385-litres, it's 60-litres down on the 445-litre figure of the standard model.

Market and Model

Mercedes has priced this B 250e plug-in at about the same level as the top B-Class diesel, the 190hp B 220d, so you're looking at needing around £35,500. An 8G-DCT automatic transmission comes as standard, along with a 7.4 kW AC on-board charger. For trim, you'll need to choose one of three 'AMG Line' variants. There's 'AMG Line Executive', 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus'. Standard kit across the range includes LED headlights, heated front seats and Thermatronic two-zone air conditioning. Infotainment's taken care of by a couple of 7-inch screens that feature the MBUX multimedia system with its 'Mercedes me' connectivity and the 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated virtual assistant. 'AMG Line Executive' trim includes 18-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels, privacy glass, an AMG body styling kit, ARTICO/DINAMICA sports seats with red contrast stitching and carbon interior trim. Plus there's front and rear parking sensors and smartphone integration, along with wireless charging and a 10.25-inch central media display.

Cost of Ownership

The 10.6kWh battery can be charged with AC or DC current via a socket located in the right-hand side wall of the vehicle. This B 250e can be charged via its 7.4kW on-board AC charger within 1 hour 45 min from 0-100%. For direct-current (DC) charging at 24kW, the battery can be charged from 10-80% in around 25 minutes. Keep everything charged up and Mercedes reckons that 90% of regular commuting journeys can be completed without using the petrol engine. One important comfort feature is the pre-entry climate control prior to starting a journey, which reduces energy usage and can also be activated conveniently by smartphone. The quoted WLTP combined cycle fuel figure is 235.4mpg and WLTP CO2 emissions are rated up to 27g/km. That means a 6% BiK tax rating; compare that to 28 or 30% for a conventional diesel or petrol-powered B-Class. The MBUX infotainment system assists the driver in finding charging stations. Just start a search simply by saying "Hey Mercedes, find charging stations nearby". Via the 'Mercedes me Charge' system, drivers of this plug-in hybrid model can optionally obtain access to one of the world's largest charging networks, with over 300 different operators in Europe alone (municipalities, car parks, motorways, shopping centres, etc.). Thanks to navigation, Mercedes-Benz customers can find these stations easily and can gain convenient access to the charging stations via the Mercedes me Charge card, the Mercedes me App or directly from the car. No separate contracts are necessary for this: apart from simple authentication, customers benefit from an integrated payment function with simple billing after they have registered their payment method once. Each charging process is booked automatically. The individual charging processes are clearly listed in a monthly invoice.

Summary

If you were shopping further up the B-Class range, it's certainly difficult to see why you'd buy a B 220d diesel variant for the same sort of money as is being asked here. It's just a pity that Mercedes doesn't feel able to offer this technology with lower, more affordable trim levels on this car. Still, you pay for plug-in sophistication and the 42 mile all-electric driving range figure is undeniably impressive car a car of this class. As usual with Plug-ins, there's lots to like about the PHEV formula if you can afford the asking price for it; superb refinement, clean emissions that lead to super-low BiK taxation and the appealing prospect of largely fuel-free commuting mileage. Ultimately, it's all about whether you can justify the up-front cost. But we still think this B 250e could make more sense than a conventional model once you add up whole-life costs on a finance deal. And in return for that outlay, you'll get a premium package in return.

Performance
80%
Handling
60%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
60%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 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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Monthly payment£335.89
Initial Rental£2015.34
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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