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2012 Mercedes B-Class Drive Review

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B-Class Review

Car Tested: Mercedes-Benz B-Class (B180

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 29,95,030/-

The B-Class is the most affordable car in India, offering good too.

Luxury car makers turned their attention affordable cars. It all started BMW launched the X1 and saw tremendous response for it. was quick to follow with the Q3. Now in a bid to some market share in the level segment, Mercedes-Benz has the B-Class to India, promoting it as a tourer. The Mercedes B-Class was in 2005 and is now in its second generation W246). The vehicle is a compact MPV Mercedes-Benz claims has the practicality of a and the space of a saloon. But does the B-Class really offer the of both worlds?

Exteriors – The of the B-Class is unmistakably Mercedes-Benz. The three-pointed star adorns the grille. Although the B-Class is a bigger hatchback, it measures a 4359 mm in length, which it quite long for a compact The smooth flowing yet sharp on the side give the B-Class a bit of appeal, while the rear is Mercedes with the two-piece lights. The Sports Package on the Sport gives the Mercedes a more appealing flavour, the bigger 17-inch wheels variant gets 16-inch body kit, LED daytime lights and chrome inserts all

Interiors – Mercedes-Benz has worked on very youthful interiors to the which borrows design from its younger sibling, the The all black dashboard has neat inserts and the cabin feels of high quality. Currently, is importing the B-Class as completely units and thus everything faultless in terms of quality, fit and The sense of luxury and the feel of inside a premium vehicle is apparent inside the B-Class.

The instrument cluster in the Mercedes is easy to read and has multi-information which offers all the data you ever need, right on fingertips. The AC vents have inspiration from the SLS AMG and are easy to There are rear AC vents along with the three on the centre console, ensuring the cabin is well cooled in the hottest of weather. The LCD screen for the system is placed right the centre console and doesn’t The interface is not particularly intuitive but the job done. Audio quality is and the system is compatible with AUX and Bluetooth.

The driving position is on, by being not too high nor too low. The seats offer good of cushioning and have contrasting to increase appeal. Space the cabin is quite generous and the seats offer good of headroom and legroom. We would liked more under-thigh but overall occupants feel inside the Mercedes B-Class . A at the front and panoramic roof at the give the cabin a very feeling. The B-Class has quite a few places all around, including door pockets and storage on the centre console. The vehicle have a manual foot-operated which frees up space. The controls are placed on the right instead of the centre console.

Mercedes-Benz B 180 AT Base


Boot space of the B-Class is one of the we have seen in a hatchback. At this boot is even than the C-Class. However the saver spare tyre reduces usability of the boot. the rear seats folded, the can swallow quite a bit of luggage.

– Mercedes-Benz currently offers the with only one engine and to add a diesel to the line-up next The 1.6-litre M270 petrol is turbocharged and is based on third Mercedes-Benz direction injection Generating a power output of 122 HP and output of 250 Nm, performance is good for a car weighs 1425 kgs. motor doesn’t really the roads but offers good and relaxed cruising for the B-Class. NVH are extremely good, with the barely audible at low revvs. only once you whack the hard, that you can hear all of 122 ponies.

The B180 does feel a bit back at low revvs, although it get punchy throughout the mid-range, to start losing zest 5000 RPM. Mated to engine is a 7-speed dual gearbox. There are paddle-shifters on the wheel, which can override the selection from the autobox. In mode, the gearbox does a slight lag in kick down, but the B-Class does remain quick considering the output. The also uses a Start-stop which helps to boost In city, the B-Class will 9 km/l, while out on the highway, the figure will stretch to 14 which is indeed impressive.

Driving Dynamics – Mercedes-Benz has the centre of gravity of the new B-Class by 20 mm. The uses a new four-link rear with updated ESP system. The is excellent and the B-Class feels and surefooted through corners, though its front-wheel drive. The wheel gives ample and although electric, it is well and extremely accurate. The B-Class very composed at high and stays glued to the ground, to its low 0.26 drag coefficient. quality is pliant and the B-Class bumps comfortably. Braking is by a range of systems which strong stopping power.

– As a car, the Mercedes B-Class is It offers all the equipment one would from a Mercedes car, at the same time, it doesn’t on the driving experience. The B-Class very nice to drive, it well and the compact dimensions it easy to maneuver. The B-Class starts at Rs. 25.90 lakhs for the B180 variant, while the BMW X1 starts at Rs. 30.61 lakhs for the sDrive18i variant and the Audi Q3 starts at Rs. 31.10 lakhs for the Q3 2.0 TDI Base Grade (all on-road, Mumbai). Thus the is the most affordable luxury car today which offers levels of practicality and good involvement too.

The B-Class might be an entry luxury car, but Mercedes-Benz skipped on equipment at all, in the B-Class being truly a offering.

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