What used Mercedes B-Class hatchback will I get for my budget?
You’ll need at least £18,000 to get behind the wheel of a 180 petrol or 180d diesel model, this for a car with a nominal mileage for the year bought from a franchised dealer. Look to spend between £18,000 and £20,000 on a top-spec model of the same vintage, and £20,000 to £25,000 on a 2020 car. The previous model sold in relatively small numbers but held on to its residuals, so we’d expect this model to be the same.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes B-Class hatchback?
The B180d claims an average fuel consumption of 61.4mpg under the latest WLTP tests for a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 111g/km. The B200d average 57.7mpg and 115g/km. The more powerful B220d is good for a claimed average of 56.5mpg and 116g/km, despite being faster. The best-performing petrol car is the B180 with a claimed 47.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 127g/km.
All of this generation of B-Class will have been registered after the tax changes of April 2017 came into force, so you’ll be charged a flat-rate fee for annual car tax (VED). That currently stands at £145 a year. Beware buying one that cost more than £40,000 new, though, as you will pay an additional luxury car tax, currently £320 a year.
Insurance and servicing
Insurance and servicing costs should be higher than for a Ford or Kia, but on a par with other premium brands. Mercedes offers a special servicing plan for its cars, which allows you to pay by direct debit or in instalments.
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