I’m not a fan of the styling at all. Looks like an awkward people mover, not an attractive hatch.
Yes, this is the family car. The A-class (built on the same underpinnings) is the attractive hatch.
It’s meant to be a people mover, not a hatch. You’ve got the A Class for that.
Just sold my C250 CDI couple after only 6 months – never again another MB!
For what reasons did you sell your C250 CDI so soon? The car must have a major defect?
Yes, I would like to know too.
Guest still did not reply! Maybe he never had a Mercedes or making up stories!?
yes tell me please, i am signing the paper for a c250 cdi tomorrow :S
I reckon that a full body kit (Front, Side and Rear Skirts) would improve it a little. But it’s still not the best car too look at, I don’t mind the interior though.
First real forey for MB in this segment. Pretty decent!
The red one looks hot! Very sporty.
Is this the sports pack?
No the red one has the night package, it looks good but does not work well. Its sort of the sport pack+, the sports pack has 17″ wheels the night 18″. Unfortunately the combination of the sports suspension and 18″ wrecks the ride. I test drove both, and the std b200 rode much better and still handled well.
this car will sell well. Merc diesels are great with good fuel economy. The old car was under-rated. It was really roomy and easy to drive.
Why is the rear wiper so tiny?
Looks like Merc has copied the old Suzuki Liana hatch.
Does it have rear air vents?
Yes, it has.
No rear air vent as standard, but should be available if you opt for the Exclusive package.
Couple of years ago we did an extended tour of Western Europe, some 6000 km. Hired B150 (petrol), 5 speed manual. I was underwhelmed at the beginning of the trip, but the damn thing grew on me. I used 98 octane fuel and that improved things quite a lot. A very underrated car. It went well, great tourer (given what it is) that run very well. My cars here at home are BMW 135 Sports and at that time we also had an A3 Sportsback, 2 litre turbo. It seems that the new B is great improvement and I think it will sell quite well.
Bah, it’s expensive. For that amount of coin you can get more car. Mercedes = huge depreciation, expensive parts + service. 4 years later this car will be worth a quarter of the price max.
Think of depth of engineering and research that goes into these things. The Koreans are just not even on the landscape pal.
Also, I agree – buy cheap there is not much de
Recitation I. $$$$’s.
I know it has paddle shifters, but where is the primary gear selector.
By the way, whilst many are critical of the B class, after people drive in it the attraction of 5 people fitting in comfortably in a smallish footprint car that regularly – in diesel form of course – gets 5l/100km starts to make an impression. Two of our friends have followed us into a B class.
Gear selector is the lever on the RHS of the steering column. Flick upwards for reverse or down for drive. Park and neutral are obtained by pushing the chrome button on the end of the lever. Manual is engaged from the rocker switch on the centre panel with a three section wheel logo on the front; sport, manual and economy modes, and the gears are changed with the paddles.
Took a B250 CDI on a test drive today. On some roads around the city it was smoother and quieter than my Mk 6 Golf 2.0 TDI but the tyre noise from the run flat tyres was much louder at 100 kph than the Golf. Why MB has gone to run flats in this country beats me. I do several trips to Canberra a year from Adelaide and don’t want to spent several night in the middle of the Hay Plain waiting for replacement tyres from Sydney.
That said the build quality is good and it has many good things going for it. Will most probably buy one.
honestly…this car is mainly for Asian market… u know what i mean.
Bot a 2006 B 200 turbo w CVT to replace wife’s prev 99 A class. B is a vast improvement. Access, ride, driveability, acceleration, much quieter, and better finish details. Yes it’s a mini people mover – without looking like a commercial van. Exel stereo. My only complaints are the electric steering is really numb, the electronic dash details are a pain, and the instruction book is over the top. I always buy used Mercs because some of them really have been driven by little old ladies and most owners have the dosh to maintain them to a high standard. ust be picky. One key to happy ownership is to have an excellent Merc specialist shop to keep them in top order without breaking the bank. I have an SEC 560 and a crotch rocket if I want excitement.
Same as my comment in a previous forum – probably a good idea to wait until the new Merc compact SUV is released