Mercedes Benz B Class


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Mercedes Benz B Class Variants

Petrol Variants

Mercedes Benz B Class B180 Sport
1595 cc Petrol, 14.81 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 26,09,811
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Diesel Variants

Mercedes Benz B Class B180 CDI
2143 cc Diesel, 18.98 kmpl |
Rs. 25,24,461
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Mercedes Benz B Class Review

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Mercedes Benz B Class

Mercedes-Benz has launched the first “Sports Tourer” in India in 2012. The B-Class comes to India in the form of the B180 with a petrol engine.The B-Class is not the Mercedes that we are used to seeing: it’s funky, compact and has a youthful zing to it. We like it. Mercedes calls it a ‘Sports Tourer’ and while it’s too cool to be a MPV, the B- Class proportions do look like a mini MPV. However do not let the pictures fool you as it is quite a big car and does have the aura of a traditional three-pointed star. Our favourite bit is the front with the dinner-plate sized three-pointed star sitting proudly in the centre and the headlamps extending along the sides at the front. The rear end has the traditional Mercedes tail-lamp design. As said earlier the B-Class with its dimensions (length/width/height: 4359/1786/1557 millimetres) does not look small at all. In fact thanks to its shape the B-Class attracts a lot of attention as we had found out during our drive and we even had an E-Class owner enquiring about it and saying he might buy one for his wife!

While the exterior is funky, the interior is traditional Mercedes and by saying that we mean spacious and dripping with quality. We like the design of the interiors which have a dash of spice in form of the three circular vents which look cool and the sporty three-spoke steering wheel looks just right. Elsewhere the dash has a set of logically laid out buttons. What gets your attention the most though is the screen which sits above the three vents and resembles curiously like an i-Pad. The menus on the screen are operated using the controller in the centre console. Thanks to its clever packaging the B-Class has more space than its rivals and it is the spacious and practical interiors that add a crucial layer of desirability to the B-Class. Thanks to the fact that it’s lower than its predecessor, ingress and egress is easy which is important and will be a boon for many. There is a generous amount of headroom and legroom both at the front and at the rear which is important and wins it some brownie points.

The 87 mm of knee clearance in the rear compartment even beats both the S-Class and the E-Class. The car has a top speed of 190 kph. Auto start-stop allows the car to return an impressive fuel efficiency of 14.81 km/lt on petrol variant. The diesel B-Class now gets a 107 bhp diesel engine. On the suspension front, the four-link rear axle, the arising forces are absorbed by three control arms and one trailing arm per wheel. This means that longitudinal and lateral dynamics are virtually independent of one another. Wheel carriers and spring links consist of aluminium, in order to reduce the unsprung masses. The ride is very good and the suspension swallows everything in its path. Priced at Rs.21.49 lakh for the base and Rs.24.87 lakh for the Sport variant. the B-Class seems a really good buy given the feature it has and of course the three-pointed star on the hood! For a detailed analysis read below.

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Mercedes Benz B Class Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Cheapest Mercedes in India
  • Good quality
  • Refinement
  • Diesel is efficient

Cons

  • Looks not to all tastes

Mercedes Benz B Class Exteriors

The B-Class is not the Mercedes that we are used to seeing: it’s funky, compact and has a youthful zing to it. We like it. Mercedes calls it a ‘Sports Tourer’ and while it’s too cool to be a MPV, the B- Class proportions do look like a mini MPV. However do not let the pictures fool you as it is quite a big car and does have the aura of a traditional three-pointed star. Our favourite bit is the front with the dinner-plate sized three-pointed star sitting proudly in the centre and the headlamps extending along the sides at the front. The rear end has the traditional Mercedes tail-lamp design. As said earlier the B-Class with its dimensions (length/width/height: 4359/1786/1557 millimetres) does not look small at all. In fact thanks to its shape the B-Class attracts a lot of attention as we had found out during our drive and we even had an E-Class owner enquiring about it and saying he might buy one for his wife!


What we like

Looks unique and has appeal


What we don't like

Looks might divide opinion

 
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Mercedes Benz B class Bootspace
Mercedes Benz B Class Front View
Mercedes Benz B Class Rear View
Mercedes Benz B Class Side View
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Mercedes Benz B Class Front View

Mercedes Benz B Class Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Mercedes Benz B Class

BMW X1

Audi Q3

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Exterior rating
What we like
  • Quality, fit and finish
  • Unique appeal
  • Compact size
  • Looks better now
  • Quite compact
  • Mini Q7
  • Build
What we don't like
  • Lacks presence
  • Not to all tastes
  • Lacks SUV presence
  • Too similar to old X1
  • Too similar to other Audi's
  • Lacks size, presence

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Mercedes Benz B Class Front design

The characteristic lines of the exterior design indicate both of these attributes: front and rear sport a width-emphasizing design. The front features a wide, prominent grille. The air intake under the grille widens trapezoidally towards the outside, featuring round LED daytime driving lights, while the darkened halogen headlamps with reflector technology extend from the radiator grille to the sides.

Mercedes Benz B Class Rear design

The appearance at the rear is shaped by the wide rear window, the two-piece tail lights with horizontally offset meander and the wide tailgate extending far down for a low loading sill, with chromed handle strip and LED licence plate illumination (optional extra). The two-piece tail lights extending from the tailgate to the sides break down into three horizontal bars – red-clear-red.

Mercedes Benz B Class Side profile

From the side the B-Class looks compact and sporty and has presence

Mercedes Benz B Class Ground Clearance

B-Class has ground clearance of 159mm which is good and helps avoid bad roads

Mercedes Benz B Class Bumpers

B-Class has has body coloured bumpers at the with integrated fog lamps at the front.

Mercedes Benz B Class Head lamps

B-Class has Bi-Xenon headlamps with headlamp cleaning system

Mercedes Benz B Class Tail lamps

B-Class has the two-piece tail lights with horizontally offset meander and the wide tailgate extending far down for a low loading sill.

Mercedes Benz B Class Fog lamps

B-Class has foglamps

Mercedes Benz B Class Tyres

B-Class has 225/45 R17 tyres

Mercedes Benz B Class Alloy wheels

B-Class has 16-inch 10 spoke light alloy wheels and 17 inch 7-twin-spoke light alloy while the diesel gets a lower spec one

Mercedes Benz B Class Outside mirrors

The outside mirrors in the B-Class are electrically operated.

Mercedes Benz B Class Colors

B-class has three colour options

Mercedes Benz B Class Rear wiper

B-Class has rear wiper

Mercedes Benz B Class Roof rails

B-Class does not have roof rails

Mercedes Benz B Class Sun roof

B-Class does have a panaromic glass sunroof offers additional benefits on top of those available with the regular sliding sunroof. The size of the opening is around 33% larger than conventional sliding sunroofs.

Mercedes Benz B Class Spoiler

B-Class has rear spoiler

Mercedes Benz B Class Side Steps

B-Class does not have sidesteps

Mercedes Benz B Class Spare wheel

B-Class has spare wheel

Mercedes Benz B Class Comfort & Suspension

On the four-link rear axle, the arising forces are absorbed by three control arms and one trailing arm per wheel. This means that longitudinal and lateral dynamics are virtually independent of one another. Wheel carriers and spring links consist of aluminium, in order to reduce the unsprung masses. The ride is very good and the suspension swallows everything in its path.


What we like

 Ride is typical Merc


What we don't like

Refinement could be better


Mercedes Benz B Class Comfort

The ride of B-Class is very good and the suspension swallows everything in its path.

Mercedes Benz B Class Front suspension

On the four-link rear axle, the arising forces are absorbed by three control arms and one trailing arm per wheel. This means that longitudinal and lateral dynamics are virtually independent of one another. Wheel carriers and spring links consist of aluminium, in order to reduce the unsprung masses.

Mercedes Benz B Class Rear suspension

B-Class has four link rear suspension

Mercedes Benz B Class Engine & Performance

The B180 BlueEfficiency is powered by a 1.6 litre in-line 4-cylinder petrol engine with 121 horsepower on tap. 200 Nm of torque is produced all the way from as low as 1250 rpm up to 4000 rpm. Harnessing the power is a 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift known for its quick and seamless shifts. Thanks to the tricked-out gearbox 100 km/h comes up in just over 10.2 seconds. The car has a top speed of 190 kph. The new diesel B-Class has a 107 bhp diesel engine which offers adequate performance.


What we like

Petrol B180 is pretty quick


What we don't like

Still lacks grunt

 
Mercedes Benz B class Engine

Mercedes Benz B Class Acceleration

B-Class has 0-100 km/h time of 10 seconds

Mercedes Benz B Class Top speed

B-Class has top speed of 190 km/h

Mercedes Benz B Class In-gear acceleration

B-Class has strong in-gear acceleration and the gears are well spaced out

Mercedes Benz B Class Gearbox

B-Class has 7G-DCT Dual Clutch Transmission 7-speed Automatic Transmission

Mercedes Benz B Class Power

The B180 BlueEfficiency is powered by a 1.6 litre in-line 4-cylinder petrol engine with 121 horsepower on tap. 200 Nm of torque is produced all the way from as low as 1250 rpm up to 4000 rpm. The new B-Class diesel gets a 109 bhp 2.2 litre engine

Mercedes Benz B Class Torque

B-Class has 200 Nm of torque which is satisfactory

Mercedes Benz B Class NVH levels

There is hardly any noise in the B-Class and the refinement is brilliant

Mercedes Benz B Class Handling Braking & Safety

Mercedes-Benz is deploying the latest ESP generation – ESP9 – in the B-Class for the first time. Torque Vectoring Brake helps to counter the tendency towards oversteering during fast cornering. Specific steering impulses (see below) assist the driver. The electromechanical steering of the B-Class has been redesigned. The electric motor of the servo assistance system is now located directly on the steering gear as a dual pinion EPS system. On all engine variants, the B-Class comes with disc brakes on all wheels. The callipers on the rear axle and the brake boosters are made of aluminium.

The B-Class has up to nine airbags. Plus it has Attention Assist, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP.


What we like

Great safey features and easy to drive


What we don't like

Lacks handling finesse


Mercedes Benz B Class Handling

Mercedes-Benz is deploying the latest ESP generation 'ESP9' in the B-Class for the first time. Torque Vectoring Brake helps to counter the tendency towards oversteering during fast cornering. Specific steering impulses (see below) assist the driver. The electromechanical steering of the B-Class has been redesigned. The handling is good.

Mercedes Benz B Class Braking performance

On all engine variants, the B-Class comes with disc brakes on all wheels. The callipers on the rear axle and the brake boosters are made of aluminium. Plus it has ESP, ABS.

Mercedes Benz B Class Safety features

The standard complement comprises driver and front-passenger airbag, a kneebag for the driver, large thorax-pelvis-bags incorporated in the seat to protect the chest, stomach and pelvis area and windowbags. The windowbags extend over both rows of seats to the A-pillar triangle. Plus it has Attention Assist, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP.

Mercedes Benz B Class ABS

B-Class has ABS

Mercedes Benz B Class Traction control

B-Class has traction control

Mercedes Benz B Class Mileage and Running Costs

The B180 BlueEfficiency is powered by a 1.6 litre in-line 4-cylinder petrol engine with 121 horsepower. Auto start-stop allows the car to return an impressive fuel efficiency of 14.81 km/lt. The B-Class is indeed very efficient for its size and engine power available. Now with a diesel the B-Class is more frugal and cheaper to run!

 

Mercedes Benz B Class Mileage

Mercedes Benz B Class Petrol Variants
Mercedes Benz B Class B180 Sport 14.81 kmpl
Mercedes Benz B Class Diesel Variants
Mercedes Benz B Class B180 CDI 18.98 kmpl

Mercedes Benz B Class Petrol Mileage

 The Mercedes Benz B class is available in two petrol variants B180 and B180 Sport. The four cylindered engine produces a power of 122PS @200Nm of torque. The ARAI tested mileage is 14.81kmpl.

In real world, expect above 10kmpl while on highways at cruising speeds of 110-120km/h, the B Class will easily deliver above 12kmpl


Mercedes Benz B Class Diesel Mileage


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Mercedes Benz B Class Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Mercedes Benz B Class

BMW X1

Audi Q3
Similar Petrol Cars Mileage B180 Sport14.81 kmpl
2.0 TFSI Quattro11.72 kmpl
2.0 TFSI Quattro Plus11.72 kmpl
Similar Diesel Cars Mileage B180 CDI18.98 kmpl
sDrive 20D17 kmpl
sDrive 20D Sport Line17 kmpl
sDrive 20D xLine17 kmpl
2.0 TDI Quattro15.73 kmpl
2.0 TDI Quattro Plus15.73 kmpl
S17.32 kmpl

Mercedes Benz B Class City fuel economy

In the B-Class you will get 12-14 kmpl with Eco mode while in the diesel you will get 16-17 kmpl

Mercedes Benz B Class Highway fuel economy

In highways you will get 15 kmpl in B-Class

Mercedes Benz B Class ARAI rated economy

The figure is 15 kmpl

Mercedes Benz B Class Tank Range

B-Class has range of about 700 km

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Mercedes Benz B Class Features

Mercedes Benz B Class B180 B180 Sport B180 CDI
Safety
ABS Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes
Airbags Yes Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes
Traction control Yes Yes Yes
Hill control Yes Yes Yes
Hill descent No No No
4WD No No No
ESP Yes Yes Yes
Central locking Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Yes Yes Yes
Anti-pinch for power windows Yes Yes Yes
Cup holders All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes
Air-con Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes Yes Yes
Audio system Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button Yes Yes Yes
Electric mirrors Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors Yes Yes Yes
Deffoger Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats Yes Yes Yes
Arm rest Yes Yes Yes
Reversing camera Yes Yes Yes
Steering controls Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes Yes
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control Yes Yes Yes
Foot rest Yes Yes Yes
Remote boot release Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No
Power Seats Yes Yes Yes
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof Yes Yes Yes
Moon Roof No No No
Rear wiper Yes Yes Yes
Auto headlamps Yes Yes Yes
Rain sensing wipers Yes Yes Yes
Steel rims No No No
Alloy wheels Yes Yes Yes
Rear spoiler Yes Yes Yes
Roof rails No No No
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps Yes Yes Yes
Day time running lamps Yes Yes Yes

Mercedes Benz B Class Colors

  •   Jupiter Red
  •   Cirrus White
  •   Polar Silver Metallic

Mercedes Benz B Class Specifications

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Mercedes Benz B Class Price

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Mercedes Benz B Class Diesel Price
Mercedes Benz B Class B180 CDI Rs 25.24 Lakh On-Road Price
Mercedes Benz B Class Petrol Price
Mercedes Benz B Class B180 Sport Rs 26.10 Lakh On-Road Price

Mercedes Benz B Class Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Mercedes Benz B Class
Rs 26.10 L - 26.10 L On-Road Price Rs 25.24 L - 25.24 L On-Road Price

BMW X1
N/A   Rs 28.90 L - 33.90 L On-Road Price

Audi Q3
Rs 26.71 L - 26.71 L On-Road Price Rs 26.71 L - 27.37 L On-Road Price

Mitsubishi New Outlander
N/A   N/A  

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irfanalam | Posted on Sep,18,2012 at 12:09 PM
Awesome car ) in love it this new machine Reply to this post  
R.S.GHUMMAN | Posted on Sep,18,2012 at 10:22 AM
Wonderful Car! It suits my requirement. Waiting for Immediate purchase Reply to this post Reply to this post  
dr amar | Posted on Sep,16,2012 at 08:33 AM
Wonderful Car! It suits my requirement. Waiting for Immediate purchase Reply to this post  
dr amar | Posted on Sep,16,2012 at 08:29 AM
I have decided to purchase Mercedes B with automatic transmission as soon as available in India Reply to this post  
harish | Posted on Sep,13,2012 at 17:19 PM
good looking car and even interiors are luxurious but does Indians have appetite for spending 21 Lakhs on a car that
looks like hatchback BMW X1 clicked since it looks like a mini SUV Reply to this post  
Biju Thomas | Posted on Sep,10,2012 at 20:05 PM
Diesel or petrol which one is first ..or both price Reply to this post  
pravin patel | Posted on Sep,09,2012 at 19:36 PM
I would like to by this B class in INDIA for my family i like the car I have one in uk and iam impress whit it please
keep me in touch by........ Reply to this post  
vikram | Posted on Aug,18,2012 at 17:59 PM
Sleek, Beauty, Power , Status & Dependable Reply to this post  
ashok mohanty | Posted on Aug,18,2012 at 14:53 PM
when Automatic transmission will come to market Due to traffic condition in Indian roads,automatic cars are required . Reply to this post  
jagdeep kumar | Posted on Jul,20,2012 at 09:46 AM
good caar purchase for my son Reply to this post  
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