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2012 (12) Mercedes-Benz B ClassB180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attention assistBluetooth interface for hands free telephone
External temperature gaugeInstrument cluster
Low fluid warning lightParameter power steering
Reversing cameraService indicator (ASSYST PLUS)

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketPre-wiring for Becker Map Pilot

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAutomatic headlamp activation
Bi-Xenon headlightsBlack rear bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour side skirt
Chrome tailgate handleDark tinted heat insulated glass
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows/one touch operation
LED daytime running lightsLED tail lights
Radiator grille with 2 louvres in High-Gloss black with chrome trimRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear wiperSports exhaust

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats3 spoke leather steering wheel
Ambient lightingAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Centre console with cupholdersDriver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Footwell lightsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated glovebox
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLeather gearshift
Load compartment coverLoad securing rings in luggage compartment
Luggage compartment lightingMulti function steering wheel + trip computer
Sport pedals 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discsChild proof door locks
Driver and passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsESP with ASR
Hill start assistSeatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger
STEER Control - steering assistance systemTyre pressure warning
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindow airbags

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserInfrared remote control central interlock
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Air vents in Silver-chrome
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.348CO2 (g/km)121
HC+NOx0.175Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.15Particles0.0001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1796Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)83
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)52.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power109
Coin DescriptionCDI BlueEFFICIENCYCoin SeriesSport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %97
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %56NCAP Safety Assist %86
Service Interval Mileage15600Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP109
Engine Power - KW80Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3200Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed118

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1557Length4359
Wheelbase2699Width1786
Width (including mirrors)2010 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2030
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1065Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)488
Max. Loading Weight555Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked735
Minimum Kerbweight1475No. 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

Could the underachieving Mercedes B-Class come good at last? Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the latest model.

Ten Second Review

The latest Mercedes-Benz A-Class opened to rave reviews but its bigger sibling, the B-Class never garnered too many column inches. In a bid to propel it into the limelight, the Stuttgarters have boosted its equipment levels, tweaked the styling and even offered an electric variant.

Background

Most people will be able to picture a Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Few will be able to visualise a B-Class - and that is a problem. Car buyers draw up a shortlist of potentials and if a vehicle isn't at the forefront of their minds when they do this, it soon becomes a curio or also-ran. The thing is, while the first generation B-Class deserved to be forgotten about, the second generation car was genuinely worth your attention. The issue at hand was that too few people even knew it existed, let alone what its qualities were. Mercedes realised this and have tried to make the B-Class a bit more memorable, beefing up the styling and improving the value proposition. It'll never be an exciting car per se, but the B-Class is a model that family buyers ought to consider. It's now been refined to a rare polish.

Driving Experience

The most interesting news is the launch of the B-class Electric Drive model that's been developed in co-operation with Tesla. Power comes via a 177bhp electric motor that punts it silently to 62mph in 7.9sec and on to a limited top speed of 100mph. Introduced to vie with the Volkswagen e-Golf and BMW i3, the batteries, motor and other drive ancillaries tack another 200kg to the kerb weight, lifting it to a big-boned 1650kg. If you prefer more overtly fossil-sourced propulsion, the B-Class gets an improved Renault-derived 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel in the B180 CDI which improves efficiency by about five per cent. The 2.1-litre B200 and B220 CDI diesels continue, the latter offered with an all-wheel drive variant. Petrol power comes via a pair of 1.6-litre four-cylinder units. The B180 is good for 122PS and the B200 a modest 156PS. A six-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard but a clever 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission is available as an option. This shifts gear with virtually no interruption in motive power and Mercedes claims it combines the comfort of an automatic with the efficiency of a manual transmission.

Design and Build

Petrol and diesel models now get a revised front bumper, wide radiator trim with two louvres and now integral daytime running lamps in the headlamps. The rear bumper has also been modified and now features a contoured covering and an additional chrome trim strip. LED High Performance headlamps are optional while all B-Class models get standard fit bicolour tail lamps featuring LED technology provide emphasis and make the vehicle more visible. The cabin's come in for a spruce-up too, with materials quality improved, the dial pack restyled, a choice of 12 ambient lighting colours, as well as a bigger free-standing head unit display. There's still a good deal of space on board, the 976mm of of rear legroom even acing the S-Class luxury saloon. This car is also optionally available with the Easy-Vario-Plus system which enables simple reorganisation of the interior so as to enable the transportation of bulky items. Features of the this package include fore/aft adjustment of the rear seats by up to 140 millimetres (thereby increasing the luggage compartment volume from 488 to 666 litres) and a front passenger seat where the backrest can be folded forward onto the seat cushion.

Market and Model

The previous model B-Class struggled to assert itself in a very talented marketplace that was stuffed with bigger and more cost-effective rivals. This latest version isn't going to diverge too much from the pricing model but it now goes some way to justifying those prices by bringing a properly grown-up Mercedes-Benz look and feel to the party. Equipment levels are a good deal more agreeable too, with plenty of standard kit and some very interesting options. Mercedes usually leads the market when it comes to tech but it has found itself playing catch-up when it comes to mobile technology convergence. The Collision Prevention Assist Plus package features autonomous partial braking to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. The standard Attention Assist feature has also been upgraded: operating within an extended speed range (37 - 124 mph), this now uses a five-stage bar display to visualise the driver's current attention level. There's also 'Mercedes connect me", a connected services package that includes an emergency call function if by some chance you do manage to crash. The electric version gets an extended version. The charging level of the lithium-ion battery and vehicle range can be queried from a distance and, depending on the temperature, you can even pre-heat or pre-cool the vehicle ready for a specified departure time.

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. The latest B220 CDI 4MATIC offers real efficiency gains over its predecessor, lowering CO2 from 150 to 130g/km. Fuel economy for the diesels ranges between 56.5 and 78.5mpg, while the petrol engines come in at between 42.8 and 52.3mpg. The B-class Electric Drive uses a 16.6kWh lithium ion battery that is claimed to provide it with a range of around 124 miles. Depreciation of the old B-Class was slightly better than average for the compact MPV class and this latest model should improve that a little further thanks to less residual dilution die to better standard equipment and also the beneficial effect of improved engine efficiency.

Summary

In truth, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class probably needed to do a bit more if it really wanted to be projected front and centre into the public eye. That said, this is a worthy set of upgrades to an already very good car and the electric version is something that you ought to keep an eye on. Although it lacks the sexy carbon-fibre tech and out-there styling of the BMW i3, the practicality of the B-Class might well see it emerge as the bigger seller. If you're looking for a compact MPV, the market is stuffed. Time was when migrating to a 'premium' badge paid off in the long term but the laws of supply and demand aren't flexible and that's no longer a cast-iron investment. Add to that the talent of rivals as varied as the Citroen C4 Picasso and the Volkswagen Golf SV and you have a very tough mission for the B-Class. It's up to the challenge, but perhaps it still needs a bigger push to remind people of that fact.

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

** 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.

Hire purchase

Monthly payment£172.51
Deposit£300
Term (months)54
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£7998
Credit amount£7698
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£9616.54
Representative APR8.9%
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