Prices correct as of September 2018, please contact your local MSL Mercedes-Benz retail centre for more information
The B-Class design epitomises refined sportiness and the exterior displays cutting-edge dynamism and a unique emotional appeal. This unusual blend is attributable to the organically designed front section - the sporty V-shape of the radiator grille and the way in which the bonnet merges into the striking front bumper in soft nose design. The AMG Line optionally offers an even more powerful and sportier version of this bumper.
The optional LED high-performance headlamps provide for an even more striking design. The “coming home” function creates an exceptional light scenario that ensures the vehicle stands apart even while still stationary.
The sophisticated look is rounded off by options such as the LED-based ambient lighting with twelve different colours available, exceptionally attractive trim elements and details such as the galvanised switches in silver chrome for the electrical seat adjustment function.
All the engine variants for the B-Class offer effortlessly superior and economical driving. All the engine variants are equipped as standard with the ECO start-stop function.
The latest generation of diesel engines shine with outstanding performance and low fuel consumption. Injection pressure has been increased, operational smoothness enhanced and noise levels optimised.
The 4-cylinder engines with direct petrol injection, variable valve timing and turbocharger offer four levels of torque and power, each boasting excellent figures, as well as unparalleled quiet running and low fuel consumption and emissions in keeping with our times.
The compressed natural gas (CNG) drive system of the B 200 c is proving itself to be a low-emission and economical alternative.
The numerous assistance features on board the new B-Class, such as standard-fit COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, provide for a superlative standard of safety.
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS combines a radar-based distance warning function with Adaptive Brake Assist and autonomous partial braking to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.
Numerous optional systems are additionally available to further ease the strain on the driver, to reduce the risk of accidents and to provide yet more effective protection for the vehicle’s occupants and other road users. These include Traffic Sign Assist, the PRE-SAFE® system and Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, for example. As such, the B-Class sets benchmarks in the compact class and covers all phases of the Mercedes-Benz Integral Safety Concept in exemplary fashion. The B-Class paves the way for the best that lies ahead.
Mercedes calls its new B-Class hatchback a sports hatch, not a crossover and definitely not an SUV, even though it's a bit higher than a normal five-door.
The interior is largely lifted from the smaller A-Class, so you get those gorgeous twin high-resolution colour screens instead of normal instruments.
The standard size is 7ins, but our cars at launch had the optional 10ins screens, which make all the difference.
Also taken from the A-Class is the latest MBUX voice control, which claims to learn as it goes, although at times it had trouble dealing with my Clare accent.
The B-Class, wider by 33mm, has a generous glasshouse, leading to good visibility all round. There's plenty of headroom and it's quite roomy inside.
The chassis is much improved over the outgoing model and the car settles into an easy rhythm, even on the twisty roads we encountered. The ride was exceptionally comfortable.