A compact MPV with attitude, the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class gives a taste of the brand’s latest wave of innovation in its small car range. Built to offer all the benefits of an MPV, in a package that slips easily through narrow streets and doesn’t sprawl over the road, the B-Class is a real “small on the outside, big on the inside” car. That’s without even mentioning the style, good looks and top technology that it boasts.
The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class can be discovered in more detail and taken for a test drive at Jardine Motors Group dealerships in Essex and Suffolk today.
For your peace of mind, the Lane Tracking Package adds Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist to the vehicle’s extensive safety equipment.
Together, these advanced systems can significantly reduce the risk of accidents, particularly during motorway driving.
With a front-wheel drive chassis as the building block for this MPV, the B-Class leads from the front. Numerous styling flourishes create visual width without making the car bigger than it needs to be; a larger grille and better-defined nose look purposeful, whilst the upswept flank crease is an eye-catching addition.
Keeping low to the ground, Mercedes-Benz has created low-level interior space and reduced the roof height, lending the car an athletic look, despite its practical leanings.
Boasting a more upright driving position, the B-Class gives you a better view of the road ahead, enabling you to see and be seen. There's more than enough room for you and your passengers, whether they choose front or back seats.
Mercedes-Benz also offers an optional leather upholstery package, featuring smooth, comfortable seats. Soft-touch trim looks and feels effortlessly superior to the class standard, with options for ash or walnut, and is stylishly offset with aluminium touches on the air vents.
Powered by either a 1.6-litre petrol engine or a 1.8-litre diesel, the B-Class provides as much power as you need, while still keeping efficiency in mind.
The all-new tablet-style central display unit is dashboard mounted, sleek, elegant, and perfectly in keeping with the cabin's contemporary aesthetic, while the large 5.8-inch display enables you to manage all your entertainment and navigation functions using the central controller.
There's also the optional Becker Map Pilot navigation device. This connects to a cradle in the glove compartment, instantly upgrading Audio 20 to a navigation system.
|Vehicle length||4359 mm / 171.6 in|
|Vehicle width||1786 mm / 70.3 in|
|Vehicle height||(unladen) 1557 mm / 61.3 in|
|Wheelbase||2699 mm / 106.3 in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1435 kg / 3164 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||1.6-litre/4|
|Engine Capacity||1595 cc|
|Max Torque||200 nm @ 1250-4000 rpm|
|Max Power||90 kW @ 5000 rpm|
|Top Speed||118 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 10.4 sec|
|Combined cycle||47.9 mpg|
|Urban cycle||35.3 mpg|