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Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO

Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo

By Farooq

If you are looking to buy an affordable new I bet you are not thinking of going to a Mercedes-Benz and you’ll be right.

After their cheapest car, the starts at $29,900. That is a lot of for a car that is no bigger than a Focus. The Turbo model, the one I had on test recently was worth $39,000 with some

So is it an over-priced box with a fancy or is there more to it? Let’s out.

The B-class is the smallest badged product sold in but it is a clever little car. It look a bit boring, but open it up and find many creative and storage solutions. With the folded, this car can carry a lot of a lot more than you might

I like how Mercedes-Benz used heads to figure out how to best the space and some people buy it on its cleverness alone. Even its is pretty clever in how it stacks up its glass panels to give you a open-air feel without in headroom space. In a word, its

But what is it like to drive? that would depend if pick the normally aspirated with 134 hp, or the B200 Turbo 193 hp. If you enjoy driving, you’d the Turbo. It is a quick little that will find you the of gaps to plug into, is important for a city car. are two gearboxes on offer, a 6-speed or a CVT automatic. My tester came the CVT, and while I am normally not a fan of gearboxes, I’d say this is easily the CVT I have ever come It is smooth and much quieter normal CVT’s. Yes when you it, it is not as satisfying as a normal automatic, but gearbox should not put anyone off buying one. Plus, if you some manual control, you can put it in mode and

it gives you simulated shifts, is nice. Me, I’d often just put the in “Sport” mode and that was enough.

It’s ride comfort and insulation would certainly you and anyone you take around for a Even my wife commented on how and quiet it was. So it is certainly better than other hatchbacks in this department.

Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO

As for well that isn’t vehicles main strength. It is for regular road use, but yourself a twisty bit of tarmac, and you get is massive understeer. Mercedes-Benz do many front wheel vehicles, and it shows. The lack of feedback is also quite On a wet, twisty road, it is to play it safe and not push its

So its not for keen drivers then, but that is not what Mercedes-Benz was for. They wanted to a practical, comfortable and safe and they have done that. Speaking of safety, it is one of the cars on our roads. It has a unique set-up, which means, in the event of a head-on collision, the would not be pushed into the but would go underneath the vehicle. The is designed to disintegrate in just a way. So be in no doubt, it is very

However, getting used to its takes a little getting to. Short people complained getting in and out was not very easy. Due to the position of your legs, the position took a lot of getting to. My right foot heel hurting because my legs stretched out more than and that had put more strain on my than I am used to. But you can play to find a better driving plus that is a small to pay for its safety.

You also don’t have to pay at the pumps. I averaged 9.2-liters/100km in my which is quite good. since it likes to only premium fuel, given gas prices, that can end up costing more than it should.

verdict on the B200 Turbo is; if always wanted to buy a new Mercedes-Benz, this is the most affordable way to do it. given its comfort, safety and it isn’t a bad choice at all. if you are a keen driver, you’re off looking elsewhere.

Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO

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