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The Mercedes B Class be everybody’s cup of tea but it’s a very way of bringing big car qualities to a smaller Andy Enright reports on the model

First the good Mercedes have put their of poor interior quality them. Sit behind the wheel of a and apart from the nose dives straight out of view, you well be at the wheel of a big E-Class or a beefy R-Class Sports It features plastics quality so far removed from the normal hatch fare that it stands comparison. The fit and finish is and almost smacks of the old school Mercedes style. Step out and think that Mercedes ask a hefty sum for this car and you’d be to stump for it.

The Germans don’t You’ll need £20,130 for an SE and virtually the same amount for the aggressively-styled Sport variant. The rival to the B-Class is probably Focus C-MAX, another well built five Equivalent models retail at £3,000 less than the So why bother? Try to justify it in purely terms and you’ll soon unstuck. The superior residuals of the can’t claw that back. If we’re honest, all to do with badge equity. The truth is you’ll feel at the wheel of a Mercedes B-Class you will if you’ve got a Blue staring back at you and customers pay for the premium. Nobody likes to be when buying a new car and the cynical may point out that this brand equity is simply a way for the premium manufacturers to milk label conscious customers. The is that it is, like anything in the buying process, a transaction and all transactions, it must fit the laws of and demand. Having sampled the I agree that Mercedes have no problem at all shifting entire UK allocation. It’s one of cars you step out of and think, I one of them.

The B170 may be stacked against very talented opposition but have quite the same implacability

The first thing will strike most is how much bigger the B-Class is they expect. Pictures to show a chunkily compact thing, but despite the fact the B170 is a few millimetres shorter a Ford Focus, it’s and reasonably wide. It also the scales at 1,300kg and that’s why the makes such a decent The model below this, the has to make do with a weedy engine that struggles to it with any great alacrity. the car up with passengers and luggage and and economy take a real Savvy customers will that the £1,200 or so to trade up to the completely transforms the car’s Instead of a 1.5-litre engine gets to 60mph in 13 seconds, customers get a far punchier 116bhp that’ll knock a couple of off the benchmark sprint without fuel economy too seriously. quote an average fuel figure of 48.7mpg for the B170 is quite some showing. If thinking of running one as a premium purpose company hack, be pleased to hear that are rated at just 163g/km. In a bid to

further drive down and save fuel, buyers can now opt for a BlueEFFICIENCY model which an ECO start/stop function. This fuel savings of up to nine per in city traffic, the engine out when the vehicle shifts to at low speeds while depressing the pedal. A starter-generator fires the back into life far than a conventional starter On the road? Well, don’t get me the B-Class is no paragon of driving but it’s come a long way the days of the infamous A-Class elk It handles tightly and competently, perfectly placed pedals, good body control, turn-in and brilliantly optimised control systems. Keener may complain about a slight of steering feel and fidgety ride but this is a far better than most would it credit for. Even the architecture of the car does a lot to keep the of gravity low. There’s far body roll than you may for such a high-sided vehicle. a little more weight to around than the equivalent the B170 enjoys decent end traction and the 116bhp output stress the traction
control too heavily on dry tarmac. has worked to sharpen the appeal of the and the unassuming front end now looks a lot purposeful thanks to revised and grille. The rear styling has been tidied up and there are now no that don’t sport mirrors, door handles and panels. The B-Class has always more about the inside the outside though. Sit in the back of a stretch your legs out and appreciate that it’s with the amount of room in the of an S-Class limousine. Only at the extreme end of the ergonomic scale have any problems with or legroom and there’s ample for three abreast. Despite the B-Class breaks the tape at 4,270mm long. To put that into perspective, a Ford measures 4,342mm from to bumper, making this something of a packaging marvel. dub the car a Compact Sports Tourer, but the great strides in driveability by the A-Class upon which the is inspired, `sporty’ is perhaps a too far. Still, although it make the cover of evo magazine, the is nevertheless a decent steer.
And a practical one. The rear all fold flat into the and the boot floor can even be to offer a flat loading Other clever touches a front passenger seat folds forward to permit loads and slots next to the doors to allow seat to be stowed safely out of the way when and unloading. The centre rear back can also pop forward, an armrest with a neat of cupholders when travelling The driving position is undeniably The wheel sits almost and your legs stretch into a deep footwell. It feels like sitting in a Lotus Elise but for the interior The dashboard is cleanly designed a neat mix of contrasting colours and detailing. Standard specification the range includes air conditioning, a steering wheel with buttons, an armrest between the seats, electric windows and glass, plus brushed trim on the fascia, transmission and door panels. Front sensors should have the list too, as the front of the car rapidly away and the body-coloured strips don’t look as if withstand too many scrapes
a concrete bollard before started to look a little Mercedes have got all the basics with this car but basics tease £20,000 cheques out of pockets. The genius in the B-Class in the way Mercedes have woven in a yet intangible thread of desirability. a bulbous 1.7-litre family seem good value for in this rarefied atmosphere some sly machinations and, again, Mercedes are at the top of their

Facts At A Glance

CAR: B170 range

Mercedes-Benz B 170

PRICES: — on the road


CO2 EMISSIONS: 137-175g/km

PERFORMANCE: Max 114mph / 0-60mph 11s

FUEL (combined) 48.7mpg

STANDARD FEATURES: Twin front and airbags / ABS / ESP

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

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