Used Mercedes B-Class 2019-present review

Category: MPV

Section: Ownership cost

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  • Mercedes B-Class 2019 side tracking shot
  • Mercedes B-Class 2019 RHD front seats
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Ownership cost

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. 

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How much does it cost to run a Mercedes B-Class hatchback?

MPG

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.

Car tax

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.