Test Drive 2014 MercedesBenz B 250 | Autonet ca

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Test Drive: 2014 B 250

Editor’s Ratings:

Is there a entry-level luxury vehicle on the than the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B Not a chance, as far as I’m concerned.

thing is the whole package it’s spacious, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and fun to drive. It’s plenty affordable — in at a base price that’s a smidge over $30,000 when you consider it’s a that wears the highly-respected star on its hood.

In fact, the B 250 doesn’t have any glaring We can (and will) nitpick, but all considered, this is a vehicle celebrating, even if it flies the radar.

There aren’t changes for the B-Class for 2014, the 2013 model year it received a complete redesign. a little safer now that the Prevention Assist system is as standard on every B 250, but this is essentially a carryover

No matter — its competitors can’t keep up with the B 250 considering the sum of each vehicle’s The Lexus CT 200h, for instance, may be fuel efficient, and the Audi A3 may a diesel engine, but there are too many weapons in the B 250’s with which to fight

The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine the only powerplant available in the — offers gobs of and trumps every competitor, of what engine you’re it against. Keep a close eye on the economy readout, meanwhile, and it hesitant to rise, no matter how you push this vehicle.

I do indeed push it, and I’m by just how capable the B 250 is when it to performance. It can’t quite to an A3 or entry-level sedans like the BMW 1 but it still more than its own.

Power comes on and effortlessly, and while drivers are to a smooth-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that works on its own, paddle shifters standard as well, allowing the to do the shift work (and we use the work loosely).

I only the start/stop function was a little noticeable. This feature off the engine automatically when the is stopped at a red light for instance, and is more popular every with automakers it seems. I wish it were a little to start the engine back up as I to accelerate again.

Granted, feature can be turned off with the of a button, but I like the fuel- and benefits it offers; I just a system that’s a little responsive and less noticeable.

While the B 250 is a tall hatchback, it behave like one when quick acceleration through a on-ramp. Body lean is indiscernible, and even after days with my test I still find myself it harder and harder.

Of course, it be a travesty to leave out just how the B 250 is. It beats out all of its competitors in virtually interior dimension, and it’s noting that the rear and cargo compartment — one or of which are two areas that to be overlooked in other vehicles are tops in the class. Hell, it has rear legroom than the sedan and standard wheelbase

It’s the little things add up here — the flat floor that’s low enough to fit items but high enough to load whatever you’re there, the easily-accessible cargo the simple-to-fold-up-or-down 60/40 split seats with centre It all makes for a luxury vehicle doesn’t forget about the things.

The seats are typical (a made-up term I just The leather-covered buckets up front plenty of support, along solid bolstering and all sorts of for whatever size and body you are.

As yet another example of how hasn’t skimped on its lowest vehicle in North America, the has included its simple-to-use centre controller in the B 250. This is the controller you’ll find in vehicles that cost of thousands of dollars more the B, and it just happens to be one of the most setups in any vehicle.

It’s all too easy to gush new cars these days. so much cool technology, performance, and handy features, every new model is even exciting than the last. be fooled into thinking review of the B 250 is just more This is one of the best packages top to bottom on the market right

Fact file

2014 B 250

Trim level: B 250

Price as (before taxes): $34,930

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

on test vehicle: Bi-Xenon Package ($750), Driving Package ($800), Premium ($2,400), rear view ($480)

Freight: $700

front-engine, front-wheel drive

2.0L 4-cylinder / 7-spd with sequential shift

208 hp/ 258 lb.-ft.

Fuel (capacity): (50L)

Fuel economy ratings km): 7.9 city, 5.5 hwy

Observed economy (L/100 km): 8.2 327 km

Warranties: 3 years/60,000 km (basic)

Audi A3, BMW X1, Lexus CT 200h, Cooper Countryman

Report (out of 10):

Fuel 7 Lets you go plenty far between regardless of how you drive.

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