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Class comes at a price

11 July 2005

  • Mercedes’ new B-Class will cost from £16,995
  • First deliveries to customers expected in September
  • Three petrol and two diesel engines available

B200 CDI front tracking medium

Mercedes’ new B-Class family car will cost from £16,995, with first deliveries to customers expected in September.

The entry-level B150 uses a 95bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine but three other petrol engines are available, as well as two diesels. The cheapest of the diesels is the 109bhp B180 CDI, which costs from £18,995. The petrol-engined 193bhp B200 Turbo is the most expensive model at £22,795.

Every car in the range is fitted with stability and traction control, six airbags, active headrests to minimise whiplash injuries, remote central locking and an alarm. Air-conditioning, a CD player, electric front windows and steering wheel-mounted stereo controls are also standard.

The SE trim adds £750 to the price tag and includes alloy wheels, more body-coloured parts, front foglights, rear electric windows and automatic headlights and wipers.

The B200 Turbo is fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard instead of the usual five-speed ’box, and man-made leather-feel upholstery, which Mercedes calls Artico.

The front passenger seat folds flat on every model except the B200 Turbo to accommodate long loads. Pay an extra £205 and you will be able to remove the front and rear passenger seats. Otherwise the rear seats tumble forward.

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