Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI AT Base

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Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI AT Base

Road test report June 2012 —— by Fenix.

Mercedes-Benz B180 CDI

This latest Mercedes-Benz B is an attractive looking car. on a 2699 mm wheelbase, it is certainly at the limits of the medium sector, plenty of space for a car in this of the market. While its larger the C class saloon, would to a more mature class of the hatchback B class should be appealing to younger buyers, those with young Besides its spacious passenger it also offers a large and luggage area, which is attractive to owners with children. Normal luggage between the boot floor and the of the rear shelf, is 0.486 metres, which is very Remove the shelf, fold the seat backs down and to the roof you have 1.545 metres of space at your This too is excellent for a car in this of the market. Mercedes-Benz offer two roof boxes as optional allowing you to carry up to 75 kg on the roof. boxes are designed to open on side, to facilitate loading. The box offers a capacity of 0.450 metres, while the smaller one has a 330 cubic metres. Alternatively if is a requirement, the car can manage braked of up to 1200 kg, or unbraked trailers of up to 695 kg. The drawback to towing is that the the car had no spare wheel. Other levels may have a Spacesaver Unfortunately, the underfloor area not look big enough to accommodate a size spare wheel.

In recent times Mercedes-Benz adopted the sales slogan of, brand — Premium !#148; Open the doors and inside and the interior just quality and refinement. Sit into the seats and you can feel that and refinement in the comfort levels offer. The test car#146;s was upholstered in a combination of black and The beige sections were all while the black was a combination of and top quality plastic. The black are offset with polished trim and beige stitching. The panel also has a section of black carbonfibre. Adding to the high quality appearance, the covered steering wheel has an feel, which greatly the driving pleasure. Sensibly the and floor mats are black.

The two front seats adjust for height, backrest angle and tilt, so passengers of all shapes and should be able to find a position. The headrests are interesting, as being adjustable for height, the can also slide forwards on its to sit closer to your head. the centre of the facia is an almost mounted screen, that as a display panel for the audio and the satellite navigation. Immediately are three round air vents, two further matching air vents, one at end of the facia. The audio system is these three central air with the heating/ventilating controls at the of the centre console, ahead of the The driver#146;s door has switches for the electric windows and the controls for the of the exterior rear view

The rear bench seat is 60/40 in the backrest. The backrest can be onto the seat cushion in in order to provide more when awkward items of need to be accommodated. The two outer are also fitted with fittings for child safety Each of the three positions has an headrest and lap and shoulder seat The two outer positions are comfortable, As in cars the centre section is harder and higher, but is still comfort for an adult over journeys.

The main instrument binnacle two large round dials, for the (left) and tachometer (right). The has a small round fuel gauge within its circumference and the has a matching small round temperature gauge. All have lettering on a black background, red highlights. The backgrounds of both the dials also serve to various warning lights.

the two large dials there are two information panels. The upper one the time and the outside air temperature, the larger lower panel a large digital readout for the as well as an indicator to suggest or downward gear changes in the of fuel economy. When the car is not it shows the trip and total recorders. It can also indicate a service is due.

Unusually there is only the one under the steering wheel, on the hand side. It selects or dipped beams for the headlamps, the direction indicators, with a action for the wipers, plus a selector for the rear wiper and The switches for the headlamps, front fog and headlamp levelling are on the lower of the facia, between the steering and the driver#146;s door.

In the modern the steering wheel contains and controls for a whole range of These are mainly concerned audio related functions and the telephone connections and operations. The itself adjusts for both and height.

Power is provided by a 1.8 turbocharged, intercooled, direct diesel engine. It is relatively tuned, delivering a power of 80 kW, which equates to a specific of just 44.543 kW/lt. Its output is 250 Nm between 1,400 and rpm. This equates to a figure of 139.198 Nm/lt, again is relatively modest for a engine of its capacity. Exhaust measured by EU testing standards are 121 Unfortunately this means the B-class to this specification, misses Irish road tax A by 1 gm/km and falls into B with an annual charge, at rates, of 225 euro. Being to BlueEfficiency specification the engine is with automatic Stop/Start as

With the Stop/Start, moving off rest, if you don#146;t give it throttle, it tends to stall. If you do it sufficient, it moves off smoothly and but if you do not change down quickly, it out aloud as the engine speed takes off and before you know it, it is at 4,000 plus rpm. One of the that surprised me, was the fact it would run without fuss at low engine speeds. For example it cruise quite smoothly at rpm in fourth gear, doing 47 kph (29 Top speed is said to be 190 kph (118 with 0-100 kph acceleration in seconds. That is more acceptable for a car in this segment of the

BlueEfficiency performance, is more fuel consumption than By EU testing standards the B180 Urban cycle consumption is 50 mpg lt/100 km), with urban consumption given as 68 mpg lt/100 km) and Combined cycle 61 mpg (4.6 lt/100 km). these are impressive, they are not the in the medium size sector, but this one has to accept that the B has a larger capacity engine most competitors, with a rate of acceleration.

The electro-mechanical power assisted was geared to give 3.1 turns lock to lock. Generally the car rode smoothly enough, but on our road surfaces, even a irregularity in the surface, tended to a shock wave through the All my driving was done in ECO mode, so the suspension cannot be put down to a mode.

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