Mercedes Benz B170 Test Drive

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Mercedes-Benz A II 170 5-door

Mercedes Benz B170 Drive

Mercedes Benz adamant at filling up every possible with their slew of alphabetical soup on the car industry – the new A, B, R, as well as models multi-alphabet designations like the new one of the very few coupes around come with four Here well be having a at the recently launched B-class, a Benz B170 with spec trim to be exact. my report after the jump.

Benz calls the B170 a Tourer, a 5-seater that you the versatility of a 5-door hatch MPV combined with a sedan-like experience. At first glance you think this is just an with a big boot, much how the Seat Altea XL is a larger or the Colt Plus is a larger Yes, the B-class shares the sandwich floor platform the A-class, and a similar suspension but this isnt just an A a big boot, the growth in size has distributed in the interior proportionately. The seats are designed to fit proper adults, and they even get air conditioning vents. On the exterior, you find family resemblance the A-class, but will rather see the B class seems to be a smaller of the larger R-class, which shares the Sports Tourer

The B-class does not look big, from the front or it is only when viewed from the side that you it actually has a pretty long I would say interior space is between the C class and the E class, makes it great for someone who to own a Mercedes Benz, wants the of an MPV hatch, and was previously stuck in a rut the E class is too expensive and the C class is too

Step into the interior and be greeted by a nice dark and grey (almost white!) with a big 4-spoke steering in the middle. The dash panel is to read, with two large showing speed and engine flanked by two smaller dials temperature and petrol tank on the left and right, and in the middle of all of you have an informative LCD panel details like average consumption, temperature, gear and etc. I have one qualm the temperature gauge though, the engines normal running is about 90 degrees Celcius, the 90 is not at the middle of the gauge (the is about 80 degrees or so), you to believe that the engine is since the normal perception is if the temperature goes anywhere the middle somethings gone

There is only one steering stalk, with controls for the lamps and the wipers on the left. Not anything on the right makes it to put the key in I suppose. The shift lever is of the type, typical of higher-end Comfy white leather that match the rest of the trim. A pretty good system that has small that might be a little to press when youre concentrating on driving. The in-car system also has the option for an phone, an RM735 option of installation and other misc where you can plug your Siemens or Sony Ericsson in a space in the center armrest. The book of the in-car phone can be via the LCD panel in the middle of the dashboard and you can make calls via the keypad on the dash area. I suppose is why all the buttons have been kind of small, there are so many buttons to fit on the dash

The seating position is pretty car-like, but of course you are positioned than the average sedan. no transmission tunnel or gearbox in the footwell space is very the arm rest is in just the right the armrest on the door is angled towards the front so that the window buttons are more accessed. Generally the in-cabin of the car is great. Having a sunroof your head also the feeling of spaciousness, though is an inherent design problem the louvered sunroof which I talk about later. It pretty much like a with good feedback the steering, and characteristics are pretty the usual for a front wheel car. I didnt push the car around bends as despite a seating position it does abit high, yet somewhat at the same time. Like a

The 1.7 litre engine is just enough to propel the B170 so I was surprised to hear that is actually a B150 model in markets. The brakes that with the car are more than for its power, and there is not much during hard stopping highway speeds. The brakes do the somewhat progressive feel of Mercedes cars though. more jumpy like the A4′s. While the AUTOTRONIC CVT does help the engine in the torquey sections of the rev band, you help but feel as if youre through some really thick and dense air – thats the way I can describe the feeling, theres not enough shove. Switching to Mode on the CVT transmission did not really much there. An indirect combined with the slugginess of the makes this not a very drive – but if you’re buying a MPV and wanting a fun drive, you’re at the wrong segment! There to be a void in the Mercedes Benz model line-up here in There are two B170 models, one low and one high spec, then no middle ground and the next is the insanely fast B200 DaimlerChrysler Malaysia should the normally aspirated variant of the to fill the gap.

Right, so I mentioned that is the high spec B170. it has over the low spec version is nicer and bigger wheels, as as a louvered sunroof. I love the The louvered design makes it to make a long sunroof extends to the rear passenger despite the relatively short length. Just be careful you open it on rainy days. of the way the sunroof panels open, if is water on the roof of the car, the interior will get wet. doesnt really happen normal sunroof designs, as the of water that might in is quite minimal. Its a lot more that will be damping interior carpets in the Bs case the louvered panels tilt a horizontal to vertical position, so all the on the roof will drip the cabin. A possible scenario be you getting up in the morning and not realising it had the night before, or perhaps dew has collected on the roof. Then you off and open the sunroof to enjoy the morning air. Your gets wet. GG!

Mercedes-Benz A II 170 5-door

The high spec version gets an iPod connectivity kit into the sound system. The for the iPod is located in the glove This isnt a normal aux you can actually control your from the sound system.

this type of car is going to be by alot of soccer moms, and the stereotype is that ladies very good at parking does not endorse this heheh) so the car doesn’t just reverse sensors, but sensors for the and sides as well! A warning alerts you if you’re too near to car on the sides, with LEDs up to show how close you are – the closer you the more LEDs light up! are two sets of LEDs, one on the front and one at the – you can look at the one at the back through the view mirror.

“I like big and I cannot lie!”

The boot is over 500 litres, and the rear can be folded down to make space, however they really be folded down if the seats are positioned too far back. As I long legs and have the pushed quite far behind, rules out the rear bench folded down whenever I am Other than the boot the rest of the car interior seems to much storage space. You the usual glovebox, but there seem to be anywhere else you can your stuff. There is a secondary storage area the arm rest, but since the B170 has air blowers for the rear seats into the arm rest, theres no for a storage compartment there.

On the overall, I like the B-class, but it a Sports Tourer in B170 would be a lie. The B200T be a real Sports Tourer. Benz has managed to Bangle-fy the without ending up looking so thumbs up there. Worth if small European sedans isnt your thing, the space of this boy is much than cars like the A4, or the C-Class – and theyre all to be had at the same roughly, the low RM200K range.

Mercedes-Benz A II 170 5-door
Mercedes-Benz A II 170 5-door
Mercedes-Benz A II 170 5-door
Mercedes-Benz A II 170 5-door
Mercedes-Benz A II 170 5-door


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