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  • Nmonteith

    I’m not a fan of the styling at all. Looks like an awkward people mover, not an attractive hatch.

    • Guest

       Yes, this is the family car. The A-class (built on the same underpinnings) is the attractive hatch.

    • coolbeans

      It’s meant to be a people mover, not a hatch. You’ve got the A Class for that.

  • Guest

    Just sold my C250 CDI couple after only 6 months – never again another MB!

    • Mark

      For what reasons did you sell your C250 CDI so soon? The car must have a major defect?

      • F1MotoGP

         Yes, I would like to know too.

      • F1MotoGP

         Guest still did not reply! Maybe he never had a Mercedes or making up stories!?

    • theillestlife

       yes tell me please, i am signing the paper for a c250 cdi tomorrow :S

    • Mapleleaf

      why?

  • Henry Toussaint

    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.

  • gt86.com.au

    First real forey for MB in this segment. Pretty decent!

  • Tomh

    The red one looks hot! Very sporty.

    Is this the sports pack?

    • Desmo

      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.

  • Mapleleaf

    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.

  • Mannmanly

    Why is the rear wiper so tiny?

  • Martin

    Looks like Merc has copied the old Suzuki Liana hatch.

  • Manly

    Does it have rear air vents?

    • Don

      Yes, it has.

    • Spook

      No rear air vent as standard, but should be available if you opt for the Exclusive package.

  • Kale

    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.

  • al

    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. 

    • Kale

      Think of depth of engineering and research that goes into these things. The Koreans are just not even on the landscape pal.

      • Goranturner

        Also, I agree – buy cheap there is not much de
        Recitation I. $$$$’s.

        • GoranttirnerKale

          Depreciation!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aus_poppa

    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.

    • Djw

      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. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JEN7DJCHYPT232XGNNG4RDTMQM Yung Ching

    honestly…this car is mainly for Asian market… u know what i mean.

  • Redison

    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.  

  • http://5reasonreviews.com/

    Same as my comment in a previous forum – probably a good idea to wait until the new Merc compact SUV is released

Mercedes-Benz B200 Specs

TURBO : 2.0L TURBO MPFI - CONTINUOUS VARIABLE - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 5D HATCHBACK
Car Details
Make
MERCEDES-BENZ
Model
B200
Variant
TURBO
Series
245 MY11
Year
2012
Body Type
5D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
TURBO MPFI
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
TURBO 4
Max. Torque
280Nm @  1800rpm
Max. Power
142kW @  5000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
103.6W/kg
Bore & Stroke
83x94mm
Compression Ratio
9
Valve Gear
SINGLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
CONTINUOUS VARIABLE
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
4.8
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
54
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
8.1L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1370
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1594mm
Length
4270mm
Width
1777mm
Ground Clearance
115mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1500  Unbrake:400
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.9
Front Rim Size
7.0x18
Rear Rim Size
7.0x18
Front Tyres
215/40 R18
Rear Tyres
215/40 R18
Wheel Base
2778
Front Track
1552
Rear Track
1547
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, Heated Front Seats
Control & Handling
18 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Holder
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker, Radio Compact Disc Player
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Metallic Paint
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Power front seats, Power Sunroof, Sunroof
Entertainment
Premium Sound System
Exterior
Xenon Headlights
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
9-H-18
Country of Origin
GERMANY