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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Hatchback

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

What Car? readers say


Key facts

11.6 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

B-Class buyers have five engines to choose from, two turbocharged 1.6-litre petrols, two 1.8-litre turbodiesels and a 2.1 diesel.

Whether you go petrol or diesel, we’d recommend going with the entry-level engine. Granted, they’re slower than their brawnier counterparts, but they’re fast enough, no less flexible and much cheaper to buy and run. The entry-level diesel has a distinct edge over the more powerful diesel for refinement, too. In fact, the lower-powered diesel is our favourite engine of the bunch.

We think SE trim is the best of the two available. It provides alloys wheels, air-conditioning, four electric windows, a CD player with USB port and a system that helps steer your car into a parking space.

Sport models add some desirable kit, like man-made leather upholstery, xenon headlamps and a reversing camera, but it costs a lot more and, with a lowered suspension and bigger wheels, the ride is even more unforgiving.

Reader test team says:

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Hatchback B180 CDI SE auto 5dr

I swung at the last moment from a Golf – the extra cabin and boot space made the difference. With, 1000 miles on the clock over a mix of town,…

Niall McMurtry

4 out of 5 stars
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