Used Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2005 - 2012 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)

Our recommendations

Which used Mercedes 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.