MercedesBenz BClass AskMen

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Price: $29,000

0-60 time: 9.5 (B200 CDI as tested)

MPG / LPG: (B200 CDI as tested)

Mercedes’ has, so far, been a bit of a A high-roofed hatch that in the premium shade cast by posher Mercs, but ultimately with other less-than-loved carts sporting dented in multistory car parks. Either a R-Class or a bigger-boned A-Class for the not demanding driver; either desirability was never its forté.

2012’s B-Class, however, plenty more. In fact, no change in the history of Mercedes-Benz has seen so many new developments in one fell swoop — new new chassis, new transmissions and engines, a list of safety tech so as to rival the New Testament.

But has this of fresh attention been to make us, or the missus, perhaps accurately, now want one over a premium compact SUV?

not actually released until 2012, we hot-footed it over to an sunny Vienna to see if we, or any aesthetic urbanites, would give the new B a glance as we snaked through the streets.

As well as heralding an entirely new for the future range of compact 2012’s B features a new set of four-cylinder two 1.6-liter petrols (122 bhp 156 and two more torquey 1.8-liter (109 bhp 136 bhp). None of however, had us writing home Vienna about performance. as they are of 45 to 64 mpg, useful they nonetheless did prove.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

A new 6-speed manual and a silky dual clutch automatic make their B-Class The latter of which, while not enthusiastic to kick-down, dials in with the remarkably refined that placates even the broken Austrian road

And it’s essentially that ride that makes B-Class the refreshing surprise it is — feeling distinctly premium than ever There’s still a dash of roll, even though lower, longer and wider before, and boasts a correspondingly center of gravity; there’s no the markedly improved confidence the wheel.

But not only feeling premium, Merc’s little big car now much more the premium it needs to be as Mercedes strives to its goal of being the top-selling auto brand by 2020. A three-pointed-star is slapped on a bolder, assertive grill that links this relatively Merc to the family DNA — on the significantly more expensive C, R and

Given that the new B is more to the ground than before also featuring a more tapered roofline, a subtle flicks across the doors in an to further reduce visual And now, as the E-Class Coupe boasts, it’s the most efficient car in its class. Lowered suspension and flashy 18 duo-tone can also be optioned to further this essentially practical as being sportier than it is.

Inside, and the roomy cabin has a serious leap in perceived and features a lineup of oversized silver-tipped circular vents and a VDU that would pass for an Full in-car internet is also achievable thru a Blackberry, although sadly, not an

Although still not one of Merc’s rides, the new B does now exude a premium impression, both and out, while ultimately no more than it did before.

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