The all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is set to be released soon. With this latest iteration, Mercedes-Benz has streamlined the model range, offering just two trim levels: Sport and AMG Line. Standard kit is impressive on both models, and drivers can upgrade to add optional equipment packages too. Let’s take a closer look…
The chassis uses A-Class underpinnings, and takes style cues from the popular hatchback too. In fact, from the front, you’d be forgiven for getting the two mixed up. The side and rear view of the car reveal a chunkier look that allows for more space inside the cabin.
Inside, the car’s widened dimensions mean that drivers have much more room than in the A-Class. There’s a practical sliding rear bench seat that passengers can also recline in.
In terms of tech; this car is full of features, the most impressive of which is the new MBUX infotainment system, which offers an intuitive user experience with:
The instrument panel floats in the centre and can be configured depending on your preference.
The 455-litre boot can be expanded to a huge 1540-litre maximum luggage capacity with rear seats folded flat. It’s taller and wider than many rivals, which, combined with a low load lip, makes transporting bulky items a breeze.
The boot can be opened by pushing a button or waving a foot under the tailgate.
If you’re a hobbyist with a caravan or horsebox to tow, you’ll be pleased to hear that the B-Class has an excellent towing capacity, with all models offering between 700 and 750 kg unbraked and between 1400 and 1600 kg braked.
There will be four engines available for launch:
|Engine||Size/fuel||Output||Fuel economy||CO2 emissions|
|B 180||1.3-litre petrol||134 hp and 200 Nm of torque||51.4 mpg combined||125 g/km|
|B 200||1.3-litre petrol||161 hp and 320 Nm of torque||51.4 mpg combined||126 g/km|
|B 200 d||2.0-litre diesel||148 hp and 320 Nm of torque||64.2 mpg combined||115 g/km|
|B 220 d||2.0-litre diesel||188 hp and 40 Nm of torque||64.2 mpg combined||116 g/km|
The B 200 d and B 220 d come as standard with an 8G-DCT 8-speed automatic transmission. Alternatively, you can opt for the B 180 or B 200 which will come with a 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission.
The new B-Class is now available to order from your local Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz. List prices start from £26,975.