Facelifted Mercedes-Benz B Class gets extra style

October 28, 2014

Mercedes-Benz B class has received a major updates in late 2014 regarding fresh looks, new technology and new engines.

Mercedes-Benz B Class is a premium compact MPV(Multi Purpose Vehicle) offers great quality, comfort and space. Mercedes-Benz B class has received great success with the niche premium MPV market.

The B class has been around since 2005, however the current version was launched in 2011 and has sold more than 350,000 B class models worldwide.

BMW 2 series Active Tourer has found the biggest competitor of B Class in terms of positioning and packaging. The Ford C-Max, Toyota Verso and Citroen C4 Picasso also in the competitor’s race.

Let’s take a look Mercedes-Benz B class features here :

Design and Styling :

The new Mercedes-Benz B class is more attractive than first generation model. It has got a new bumper, wide radiator trim and integral daytime running lamps in the headlamps give the vehicle a more organic and dynamic appearance. The new LED headlamps gives a more striking look both day and night.

The interior is superb in all the trim models of B-class, enhanced high quality details such as large, free standing head unit display, stylist dashboard and an eight inch large colour display. The facelift gives the B-Class a more exclusive, up to date feel and boosts the scope of individualisation. The seats are very comfortable and supportive and has plenty of space for passengers. The legroom in the rear seats actually surpasses that of an S-class or an E-class.

There are three trim ranges are available in B class. The entry level SE model gets 16 inch sized alloy wheels, air conditioning, reversing camera, 7 inch tablet screen size touch screen, three spoke leather steering wheel and collision prevention assist as standard. The middle range Sport model adds 17.5 inch sized alloy wheels, tinted privacy glass, single colour ambient lightning and rain sensing windscreen wipers.

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In B-class, the Keyless-Go is a new and extra option that you can add. This Keyless-Go gives authorisation to be opened, started and locked the car by carrying the electronic key with you…

Engines and Driving :

Mercedes-Benz B class offers breadth of choice in this segment includes, four economical diesel engines(B180 CDI, B180 CDI Eco, B200 CDI and B220 CDI 4MATIC ) and two efficient petrol engines available in electric drive and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The petrol engine range includes – a 1.5 litre B180 and a 2.0 litre B200 engine.

All the models are fitted with a range of energy-saving measures, including ECO start and stop as standard. As a result, CO2 emissions are up to 26 percent lower than its predecessor.

Our Choice : Mercedes-Benz B class 1.5 litre B180 CDI ECO SE

This is the most efficient engine delivers 78.5mpg and emits 94g/km of CO2. It accelerates 0-62 mph in 11.6 seconds and has top speed 117mph.

However the petrol engines are more powerful and quieter than the diesel engine but its bit less efficient. If you do yearly around 10K miles than petrol engines will be good for you as they offers a better mix of performance and economy. The higher range sport model gets stiffer suspension, bigger wheels and more responsive steering.

The range also includes the Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, which has a range of 124 miles and takes on the rather more quirky BMW i3.

Practicality and Reliability :

The BMW B-Class offers excellent levels of comfort and space than its rivals. You can simply feel the premium quality inside.

The facelifted B-class model is generally more spacious than its predecessor and manages to offers more headroom and legroom. The car has practical and spacious 486 litres of boot space eclipses the Ford C-Max’s 471 litres. By folding rear seats down, the space extends up to 1545 litres capacity. There is and extra Easy Vario Package available to give the interior a bit more versatility – even more legroom, armrest, ski-hatch and false boot floor.

Safety :

It’s a Mercedes car so obviously the safety comes first in the list. The car is fitted with an array of airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system and driver safety assistant features comes as standard.

The B class has been scored full five stars in Euro NCAP crash safety results. Mercedes claims the B-class is the first car in its class to come with collision prevention assist and attention assist as standard.

The Mercedes-Benz B class is a premium, decent MPV car has a huge cabin, a big boot and luxurious interior. The latest facelifted version of B-class is exclusively available on business and personal contract hire from us that you can get on best competitive rates.

Simply, take a look our Mercedes-Benz B class offers page here or call Car Made Simple on 0800 458 0113 for more information……