The Mercedes-Benz B-Class does not skimp on quality or design even though it is one of the more affordable models in the company's lineup in India. The B-Class can be had with either all black interiors or a black-and-beige combination, even if you go for the more sporty black trim all around you will find that the cabin is not claustrophobic. This is thanks to the large greenhouse area around the car including the panoramic sunroof that is offered as standard.
The Dashboard is dominated by premium looking turbine-like A/C vents, two of them at the extreme ends of it and three of them above the centre console. The centerpiece of the centre-console is the new 7-inch multimedia screen, under which you will find buttons for the multimedia system though the car also comes with a rotary selector to do the same more easily. The automatic HVAC controls are large and easily operatable. The lower centre console contains cubby holes as the stalk for the transmission is placed on the steering column, this is typical Mercedes design and packaging.
The steering wheel is striking to look at with the contrast brushed-silver lower spoke which adds a sporty touch to the car. The instrument cluster with two pods, one for the speedometer and rev-counter respectively, are large and legible. The instrument binacle also gets a multi-information display which can be set to display important driving-related info as the driver chooses.
The materials used around the cabin make the B-Class a good place to be in. The leather seats, the leather trim around the car including the steering wheel and doors add a luxurious feel to the car as every part you touch reeks of plush quality. The front bucket seats are well bolstered and comfortable, the driver seat has extended adjustability to help the driver get to the best driving position possible and reduce fatigue. The rear bench seats can seat three medium-build persons abreast in comfort.
The B-Class is also a good vehicle to take on weekend holidays, the 486-litres of boot space can swallow a lot of luggage. The problem with the car sold in India is that the full-size spare wheel is placed awkwardly in the boot, which may hinder keeping the luggage properly.