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Mercedes-Benz B 170

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2005 2011)


Mercedes-Benz a lot of cars. Just take a at the number of different product it has on its books. Most of them are success stories, but once in a a problem child emerges. forward the B-Class. In no way a bad car, the never really recovered its tough start in life. one of those vehicles that, as a makes a much better buy than new purchase. Here’s to look for.


5dr (1.5, 1.7, 2.0 petrol, 2.0 [B150, B160, B170, B180 CDI, B200


When it comes to innovation, no company gets close to Mercedes-Benz. Despite its image, Mercedes is a company of engineering boldness. It never out on a limb quite as far as it did with the a car packed with clever that unfortunately fell The response to this problem if anything, even more Mercedes issuing a mea culpa and a solution in record time. By however, the damage was done. The was a damaged good and the B-Class stemmed from the much second generation A-Class an uphill task in convincing of its worth. Bigger and more than the A-Class, it debuted in and seemed to be a cross between a hatch and a mini-MPV but as the latter migrated to seven-seat cars, the seat B-Class again slightly out of step with opinion. As a result of this and which looked optimistic, were slow. The range was in 2008, with a restyled front bumper, rear lamps, side exterior and interior trim finishes, and in 2012 with an all-new Tourer.

What You Get

The Mercedes wins some with its clever seating but with one outrageous caveat. forked out a serious amount of for a B-Class, Mercedes had the chutzpah to another £205 for the EasyVario system, which allows the and front passenger seats to be Make sure any used you look for includes this feature. The boot has a clever floor which can create a loading surface to the folded seats. With a 506 litres of space available, the B-Class one of those vehicles that you to choose luggage or legroom. luggage capacity to roof with the seats folded is a 2205 litres. Do bear in that if you specify front seats, you must forgo the front passenger seat as the beefier side bolsters it sitting flat. Doing the space-saver spare wheel and for a puncture repair kit instead up another 40 litres of luggage although I’d think about this, having stranded a couple of times punctures too serious for repair to handle.

What You Pay

You’ll need to from £5,300 for a 2005 55 B180 CDI with some hefty numbers on the clock. A vintage B170 SE with reasonable mileage will around £6,100. £7,000 land you the torquey B200 CDI on a 55 plate. Add another £500 and get the quickest of the bunch, the zippy Turbo.

What to Look For

Mercedes-Benz B 170

on a full Mercedes dealer history, especially for the most models whose lengthy — effectively for the life of the car is dependent on proper servicing by an agent. Check that all the work and watch out for cosmetic which can be expensive to correct. are popular family cars, so for wear and tear in the rear. look for the usual signs of kerbing and poorly repaired damage.

Replacement Parts

(approx. on B150 model) Allow £60 for a set of front brake and £40 for the rear and about (excluding catalyst) for a factory system. A full clutch would cost around a radiator is about £145 a starter motor can be up to £250. A new would be in the region of £500.

On the

The B-Class range opens the 94bhp B150, offered all models in SE or Sport trim for the same price. The 114bhp is usefully quicker, getting to in 11s compared to the B150’s 12.9s, but a premium of around £1300 it begin to look dear. The two engines would, on paper, be the of the range but upfront prices are so that again it’s to recommend them. The B180 CDI 50.4mpg and emits 146g/km still being capable of an 11s sprint, while the B200 CDI another 30bhp with no in combined fuel economy or This gets to 60mph in and will only run out of mumbo at At well over £23,000, it was a vehicle you’d buy on the strength of the saved on fuel. Something a racy 197bhp Audi A3 Sportback offered space for more fun behind the wheel and was to run in the long term.


The Mercedes B-Class is a car failed to gain traction the car-buying public. It wasn’t as fun as a family hatch or as practical as a mini MPV. That really change as a used buy but the has swung to the B-Class in a couple of Firstly, customers are now better to five-seat cars with practicality and secondly, now that the slug of depreciation has taken the off B-Class pricing it starts to reasonable value. Go for a modest diesel model and you’ll a practical car that might not be a entertainer but which has a lot of ingenuity in its and a long life ahead of it

Mercedes-Benz B 170
Mercedes-Benz B 170
Mercedes-Benz B 170

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