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 more Merc’s little big car now looks more the premium machine it to be as Mercedes strives to achieve its of being the top-selling premium brand by 2020. A sideplate-sized is slapped on a bolder, more grill that inextricably this relatively budget to the family DNA — exemplified on the more expensive C, R and M-Classes.

that the new B is more hunkered to the than before while featuring a more rakish, roofline, a subtle crease across the doors in an attempt to reduce visual height. And as the E-Class Coupe also it’s the most aerodynamically car in its class. Lowered sports and flashy 18 duo-tone rims can be optioned to further disguise essentially practical ride as sportier than it actually 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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