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Mercedes b180 2009 review

Mercedes-Benz B180 review

The has all the room inside to make it a family weekender — like an SUV.

Neil road tests and reviews the B180 with specs, economy and verdict.

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You want to move a bundle of in style and you only have $40,000 in your pocket. A problem, no doubt, but one made by the surprisingly inexpensive, efficient but pregnant style of the Mercedes-Benz

On its own it’s an appealing package. But it has into the lion’s den of the industry a swirling, dark and dangerous occupied by compact SUVs, hatchbacks and sports wagons. Its put the B180 at an immediate disadvantage and the German wagon fits the wears a prestigious star and is technically quite a clever of metal, it’s not a strong in its new pool.

Very good. Until the arrives — a hatchback on the same platform as the B180 this wagon is the cheapest new on the market. At $38,950 it comes a turbocharged petrol engine, automatic, lots of clever a sophisticated raft of safety kit and spaciousness with a big boot. It on price with SUVs as the Mazda CX-5 and Kia Sportage are less expensive to service and but obviously lack the Merc’s credibility.

It’s rounded and a quite in its successful aim to have fuel-cheating qualities along with of cabin room. Commendably, it both but manages to look a bit in the process. A long 2.7m low floor (the previous was built on a higher sandwich generous head room and low lines bring lots of into the cabin so it’s and airy and without a hint of

The boot floor is flat and (there’s no spare wheel) so it a huge amount of cargo. seats could have thigh support. These are split and fold almost but Merc could adopt a flexible seat arrangement, like Skoda’s Yeti.

The highlight is also the low light. The designation belies the wagon’s 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol that cranks out a modest despite living on the more 95RON fuel. The unit has injection, variable-valve timing, driving modes and a stop-start

It drives the front wheels a neat seven-speed dual-clutch which is the engine’s saving The box has a diabolical right-hand, column-mounted lever (see Driving The park brake is electric (at and steering is electric-assist while are BMW-inspired run-flat, so there’s no

Lots to see here. The shell is a crash rated body has a multitude of alloy and steel to save weight and boost There are seven airbags, stability and traction control, assist with an emergency (flashing tail lights braked hard) and run-flat with a tyre pressure It gets a driver attention system — nod off and it’ll you up — and an automatic park function, front and rear sensors, a hill holder, headlights and wipers, and a first-aid All for $38,950.

Mercedes b180 2009 review

I changed lanes on the freeway by with the right-hand stalk and saw the of fellow motorists change — one because I was changing actually indicating and two because the stalk suddenly put the car into gear. I understand that experience early on the first day was due to my inexperience and that Mercedes is to free up centre console by moving car controls elsewhere.


But it has the potential to be dangerous in novice That aside, the performance of the engine was commendable but hardly In fact, the combination of the turbo and the dual-clutch produced enough lag to crossing a busy street a heart-testing moment. But though progress is slow, the cruising is excellent. It lopes along sipping fuel, is very very comfortable and has all the room to make possible a family Just like an SUV.

Great concept already in (SUV) but the Mercedes badge the difference. Is it enough? No.

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Price: from $38,950

3 years/unlimited km, roadside assist

interval: 12 months

Mercedes b180 2009 review
Mercedes b180 2009 review
Mercedes b180 2009 review

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