MercedesBenz B180 BlueEfficiency SE Review | Autocar

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Mercedes-Benz B180 BlueEfficiency SE

is it?

This model is the point of into the new Mercedes-Benz B-class Although it is only a few hundred more than its equivalent in the line-up, the absence of a B160 which currently comes in under £20,000, makes the new slightly less affordable.

You do, get a car that’s all new from bumper-to-bumper and days, that’s unusual. is claiming sharper handling, a supple ride, cleaner and engines, excellent aerodynamics and a first with standard-fit collision warning systems. improved is the interior finish, that’s immediately obvious the moment you open a door.

The base engine is an all-new injection turbocharged 1.6 litre putting out 120bhp and a competitive consumption of 47.9mpg, which to 138g/km. It comes hooked to the manual transmission tested but is also available with a dual clutch automated

What’s it like?

Smoother this new B Class – smoother smoother riding and more finished. The engine sounds even managing a little as you rev it, although there’s little to stretch it to the danger paint its torque peak occurs at an 1250rpm.

Impressively, this is sustained to 4000rpm and the result is relatively progress, aided by a clean-shifting It handles much more too, understeer resisted enough, grip strong and the assisted steering decently The dash-mounted electric handbrake in the wrong sense, however.

The on the 17in wheeled car is pretty too, the smaller tyres enough to absorb the sharp that the 18in rim models with. Decently judged and damping produce a better average ride that the B’s new-found (and much sophistication of interior materials and

True the hard-feel lower seems a little bit cheap, and so the monotone driver information in the instrument pack (Ford this far more classily in the but the glitzy airvents look and so do some of the seats trims and elements.

Also more luxurious is the to of space front and rear, enjoying exceptional foot-room if the sliding rear seat is back. Given this of convenience it’s a surprise to that a fifth occupant perch uncomfortably on the raised in the centre of this seat, and the boot is a little smaller it was before. The scope for reconfiguring the B rear is pretty limited with rival models as the Zafira and C-Max too.

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I buy one?

If you want a decently finished, load carrier that’s efficient, peppy and well-kitted safety equipment, then B Class is well worth a

That’s as long as you don’t to carry five, the otherwise and commodious B giving a fifth a pretty raw deal. Which is one why you should pay equal attention to the C-Max, which is at least as as well finished, better to and distinctly cheaper.


Mercedes B180 BlueEfficiency SE

as tested: £21,290; Top speed: 0-62mph: 10.4sec; Economy: Co2: 138g/km; Kerbweight: Engine type: in-line four, turbocharger, 1595cc; 120bhp at 5000rpm; Torque: ft from 1250-4000rpm; Gearbox: manual

Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

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