Key Things to Know About the Mercedes B-Class

Five features you need to know about the Mercedes B-Class.

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is a car that offers a lot in a relatively compact package. It’s spacious and practical, but brings all of the high-end features that you’d expect from a car with the three-pronged star on the front. 

A great fit for families, the B-Class is the Swiss Army Knife of the Mercedes-Benz line-up. Let’s see what else it has to offer. 

It’s practical and spacious

As we’ve already mentioned, the B-Class is a car that focuses on practicality. As an MPV, it’s been designed with families in mind and it’s why you’ll find a large boot and spacious cabin on offer. 

The boot lip is quite low, too, while the boot door itself opens high to reveal a large, square loading area. If you’re often putting heavier or bulkier items in there, it’ll be a welcome feature. 

A plug-in hybrid variant is available 

Fancy rock-bottom fuel bills from your B-Class? That’s where the plug-in hybrid version comes in. Thanks to a large battery, it’s capable of driving for up to 44 miles on electric-only power. It means that if you often do shorter trips around town, you’ll barely need to trouble the petrol engine. 

In terms of charging time, Mercedes says that a full top up will take between two and three hours, depending on your electricity supply. 

It’s got a high-end interior

As you’d expect from a Mercedes-Benz, there’s a great sense of attention to detail in the B-Class. It utilises the firm’s MBUX operating software and combines a pair of screens - one in front of the driver and a second in the middle of the dash - which sit under a single sheet of glass to create the impression of one ultra-wide display. It’s truly impressive. 

You’ve also got stylish turbine-style air vents and a variety of high-gloss finishers which help to give the B-Class a premium feel. 

There are plenty of specifications to choose from

You’ve got five specifications to choose from with the B-Class, ranging from entry-level Sport right up to tip-top AMG Line Premium Plus. However, even Sport models benefit from 17-inch alloy wheels, LED high-performance headlights and two-zone climate control - among other features. 

At the top of the range, you’ll find adaptive headlights fitted as well as a panoramic sunroof and electrically adjustable front seats. 

Petrol and diesel engines are still available 

Of course, as well as the plug-in hybrid you’ve still got an extensive range of petrol and diesel engines available. An efficient 1.3-litre petrol kicks off the range in the B180, while a punchy 2.0-litre diesel in the B220d will no doubt be a hit with those drivers who travel a little further afield. 

All cars come with an automatic gearbox, adding to the high-end feel of the car.

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