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Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12) review

(2005 - 2012)
Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
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Which used Mercedes-Benz B-Class hatchback should I buy?

The 2.0-litre diesel unit in the B 200 CDI is the pick of the engine range for more than one reason, but primarily for its low fuel consumption and emissions. In fact, it's the only engine in the old B-Class range that’s competitive with more modern units in its carbon emissions.

Basic spec models were just that – very basic – and Mercedes always charged quite a lot for options, so even an SE or Sport model may well feel a bit bare compared with more modern cars.

SE spec is the one to go for, though, because it doesn’t come with the larger alloy wheels of the Sport; these might look good, but they seriously detract from overall ride comfort. SE cars also usually come with lighter interior colours, which enhance the feeling of spaciousness.

Our favourite used Mercedes B-Class: B 200 CDI SE

Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)

Which used Mercedes-Benz B-Class hatchback should I buy?

The 2.0-litre diesel unit in the B 200 CDI is the pick of the engine range for more than one reason, but primarily for its low fuel consumption and emissions. In fact, it's the only engine in the old B-Class range that’s competitive with more modern units in its carbon emissions.

Basic spec models were just that – very basic – and Mercedes always charged quite a lot for options, so even an SE or Sport model may well feel a bit bare compared with more modern cars.

SE spec is the one to go for, though, because it doesn’t come with the larger alloy wheels of the Sport; these might look good, but they seriously detract from overall ride comfort. SE cars also usually come with lighter interior colours, which enhance the feeling of spaciousness.

Our favourite used Mercedes B-Class: B 200 CDI SE

Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
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