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New Mercedes-Benz B180 BlueEFFICIENCY Review

Do you fancy owning a shiny, family focused, Mercedes-Benz?

By Stephen Turvil
Apr 01, 2011
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Do you fancy owning a shiny, family focused, Mercedes-Benz? If so, the new Mercedes-Benz B180 BlueEFFICIENCY SE could be right up your street. This machine is spacious, practical, comfortable, great to drive, and sports a badge more fashionable than a super-model's birthday party. These characteristics make it one of the most desirable compact multi- purpose vehicles on the market, so let's hop aboard and explore this popular workhorse.

The new Mercedes-Benz B180 BlueEFFICIENCY SE seats four people in comfort and there is space for a fifth at a push. It has a 550-litre boot that, as well as having a double- layer floor, can be increased in size to 1,530-litres by folding the rear seats flat. That is pretty spacious. B-Class occupants also benefit from air-con, rain sensing wipers, and safety features that include adaptive brake lights and an electronic stability programme.

Power comes from a 1.7-litre 114bhp petrol engine that propels the five-speed manually geared B180 BlueEFFICIENCY SE to 62mph in 11.3 seconds. Fuel consumption is reasonable too, as it averages 44.8mpg and returns up to 53.3mpg on the extra-urban cycle. This equates to emissions of 146g/km, which places it in tax band F/£125. While knocking-out its carbon the B-Class also cossets its passengers with a silky smooth ride.

So, there we go. The Mercedes-Benz B180 is a versatile machine that handles nicely, has a decent standard equipment specification, and proudly wears one of the most fashionable badges in town. Unlike some prestigious cars it is also practical enough to use everyday and has appealingly sensible running costs. The price for this 1,310kg family favourite is modest too, as it starts at only £20,950. Not bad for a gleaming three-pointed star.

More On This Car
Take one for a spin or order a brochure
Request a MERCEDES-BENZ B CLASS brochure
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By Stephen Turvil
Apr 01, 2011