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Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

Mercedes-Benz B180 review

The B gets a low-pressure turbo alloy four-cylinder with direct petrol injection.

Martin road tests and the Mercedes-Benz B180, with fuel economy and verdict.

B180 BlueEFFICIENCY 3.5

The new B 180 is the little that could. For now it’s the car for the three-pointed star and its sub-$40,000 will get plenty interested in the who might not have considered it.

economy and flexibility are among the key of what Mercedes-Benz has called its Tourer. That description suggest that it is a marriage of a car and a touring wagon — more of a cruiser.

What the B 180 have is plenty of gear for its pricetag — it is powered by a direct-injection low-pressure turbo and gets a seven-speed dual-clutch manual.

The features list includes alloy wheels, cloth front and rear parking as well as the automated parking a 6CD-stacker equipped six-speaker system with Bluetooth and integration (a cable thankfully in the centre console), power a leather multi-function steering with phone, audio and display controls.

Furthormore, you get single-zone climate control, start assist, an automatic park brake, cruise with soft speed folding tables for rear occupants, automatic headlights and wipers, manual front height adjustment, The test car had the Vision Package — a extra that includes a double sunroof (fixed tilt and slide front), headlights with washers, LED running lights that the snout an evil look at

Also selected from the list by Benz is the COMAND which adds $2990 to the and ups the centrestack screen size and satnav, a 10GB hard-drive, control, Bluetooth and internet (via smartphone), as well as an to the Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound 12-speaker infotainment and a reversing camera with lines.

A big chunk of the cutting edge will come under the heading, but the base B gets a turbo 1.6-litre alloy with electronic direct injection with precise injectors that inject up to times per power … for the combustion.

The seven-speed dual-clutch has three modes — Sport and Manual using the wheel mounted paddles. The are smooth and quick but sometimes the making process and implementation can a bit of time — team with not a lot of punch from the until the turbo has spooled up and it can be a tardy getting away.

The B Class also has an automatic system, which takes the over from the driver still keeps control of the Using the front and rear and controlling the electric power system, the B can park itself in a of five moves, according to the

The B 180 has an interesting look from the which draws attention from the fundamentally-boxy nature of the The lighting package in particular is an element to the snout. It is a little than the outgoing car and has plenty of lines that catch the but calling it a sports tourer is


The cabin is flexible and comfortable and has a amount of room for parents and a of offspring, the latter will the fold-up tables slung the front-seat backrests. There’s under the front seats and in the as well as 486 litres of bootspace.

This is the Benz forte and if left a bit cold by the drivetrain, the features list will The B 180 has the Presafe accident preparation driver fatigue monitoring nine airbags (front, curtain and a driver’s knee stability and traction control, brakes with emergency assist, brake drying and assist, a collision alert and braking system, which up the required braking force the driver hits the pedal. The B has a tyre pressure loss system for the runflat tyres.

The B 180 tries hard but is probably a price-point car and a little underdone. The turbo four produces and 200Nm (from 1250 to but feels a little mismatched to its

The gearbox’s Economy mode is certainly effective at working for economy; the Sport mode is too and only makes the engine like it’s working without a massive improvement in The more powerful 115kW/250Nm model is likely to gather customers, although the turbodiesel which offers 100kW and — is a better prospect for and economy.

Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

Drivetrain gripes aside, the B is a comfortable family cruiser a family of four is easily within the airy cabin and visibility is good.

Safety a-plenty and a decent equipment will have those for a three-pointed star on a budget as will a decent cargo measuring 486 litres. Neat like the well-executed ambient lighting, rear-seat fold-up and the retro front air vents the pleasant in-cabin experience.

As a little family hatchback the B 180 is to fit the bill for some, but anyone it to live up to the Sports Tourer is going to need the uprated engine or even the turbodiesel, of which would probably be well spent.

Mercedes-Benz B180 BlueEFFICIENCY

from $39,500

Warranty: 3 km

Resale: 50 per cent (Source: Guide)

Service interval: months

Safety rating: star

Spare: Full-size

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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