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New Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI Sport Review

The new Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI Sport is the top of the range version of this highly capable machine.

By Stephen Turvil
Jan 07, 2011
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The new Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI Sport is the top of the range version of this highly capable machine. The legendary German manufacturer describe the B-Class as a 'compact sports tourer', but it's really a sensibly priced multi-purpose vehicle for upwardly mobile families. So, let's climb aboard and see what it has to offer.

The Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI Sport can seat four people in comfort, and you can squeeze in a fifth at a push. It also has a generous 550-litre boot that, as well as having a double layer floor, can be increased in size to 1,530-litres by manoeuvring the rear seats. Once inside B-Class occupants benefit from the standard air-conditioning system, cruise control, Bluetooth, and a generous dose of safety features that includes adaptive brake lights and an electronic stability programme.

Power comes courtesy of the 2.0-litre 138bhp diesel engine that propels the six-speed manually geared B200 CDI Sport to 62mph in 9.6 seconds. That is certainly enough to satisfy most drivers. Fuel consumption is impressive too, as this particular B-Class averages 54.3mpg and returns up to 62.8mpg on the extra urban cycle. The automatic version has similar acceleration, but is marginally thirstier than its sibling.

A further Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI characteristic is its creditable handling. This 'Sport' version has precise – although light – steering, excellent body control, and a smooth comfortable ride. This makes it very easy to drive, so it's a sensible choice for long journeys over a wide variety of roads. The B-Class simply gets on with the job without fuss, and feels secure enough to inspire confidence.

So, there we go. The Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI Sport is a versatile vehicle that handles nicely, has a generous equipment specification, and wears one of the most fashionable badges in town. Unlike some prestigious machines it also has sensible running costs and is practical enough to enjoy everyday. Not bad for £24,340 - £24670.

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Take one for a spin or order a brochure
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By Stephen Turvil
Jan 07, 2011