2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class – hatchback or compact minivan?

As is known, the company manufactures a full Mercedes minivan-class the V , but because of our today’s hero with this class cars is unlikely to relate. Perhaps, we have a compact minivan, or a kind of variation of body hatchback.

Anyway, Mercedes through the right to name the model 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class -, and therefore contrary to her in this, we will not. It is better to take a closer look with a car that can truly be interested in very many. It combines what for modern cars Mercedes quite a rarity – attractiveness, reliability and relative affordability.


Our today’s review will focus on the car 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, as well as the study of all its strengths and weaknesses. We will try to present to you this car at all angles, to study her appearance, to look into the salon, lift the hood and find out if this Mercedes is really can be considered affordable.

Exterior

Let’s start with all the same body type. Superficially we can say that this is a minivan, and compact. In itself, the manufacturer explained that this model – the so-called Sport Tourer. He received an impressive speed capabilities, impeccable aerodynamics, as well as a spacious interior and trunk.

The new Mercedes B class photo

When designing the exterior, the Mercedes engineers have carefully thought about the question of aerodynamics, and it is immediately noticeable. The front end received a sloping roof and bumper trim, filled with a variety of air ducts, allowing to cope with strong currents headwind. It is also decorated with a large exposure false radiator grille with two chrome-plated jumpers and large nameplates of Mercedes. Rounding out the beauty of accurate optics with LED strip daytime running lights.

2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B Class

Side view gives the right to speak about the presence of the ideal radii of the wheel arches, under which will not be difficult to choose the wheels. Plus, we note the large doors, beautiful lines of window frames, door vyshtampovki stunning, elegant exterior mirrors, door handles and stylish. All this creates a stunning appearance and does not give reason to doubt highly qualified people who are engaged in the exterior design of the car. Experts do not get their money for nothing.

Mercedes B Class photo

The rear part is similar to the emotions and allows us to meet with the already familiar to many lines and the decisions of the Mercedes company. Beautiful neat line on the big lampshades lighting, large door rectangular trunk, small, or rather, even very compact bumper. Some would say that compared to the front part of the feed looks boring. However, there was much emphasis placed on practicality, and therefore the aesthetic component had a little sacrifice.

New Mercedes B Class photo

Of course, we can not tell you about the components of the overall vehicle. And they at 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class as follows:

  • length – 4359 mm
  • width – 1786 mm (excluding door mirrors)
  • height – 1557 mm
  • wheelbase – 2699 mm
  • ground clearance (clearance) – 140 millimeters.

In principle, the dimensions are consistent with the size hatchback, minivan and compact, I think, it is permissible to call this car. Why there are certain issues, so it is a clearance, ie clearance. For our roads it was a small. It seems that the best solution to this problem is to install wheels of larger radius than the standard tires.

Interior

Well, rarely turns at Mercedes was a bad cabin. This car is not an exception. And so its interior can be called modern, comfortable, stylish and cozy.

Front panel, instrument panel, dashboard, center console, each a button, each deflector is made on the conscience, clean and tasteful. Actually, in this regard, Mercedes showed its viability and ability to do even simple luxury minivans.

The driver and front passenger have at their disposal comfortable, well-designed chairs with excellent lateral support. The structure and design is very convenient and comfortable for a person of any height and build. Also, if desired, the driver can adjust the position of the steering column of his chair. By the way, the wheel is made too high quality, anatomically correct, with a comfortable grip, and with the necessary control buttons on it. The dashboard can be called simple enough, exactly like the large display of the onboard computer. But readability great, exactly like the visual appeal.

2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B class photo salon

In general, from the point of view of the driver ergonomics here at the highest level. Everything in its place, use the buttons and handles very comfortable, even a pleasure to touch. This suggests including the high quality of the materials used. If you have automatic transmission, forget about the big tunnel in the middle of the cabin.

The absence of the tunnel has a positive effect on the passengers seated behind. At their disposal a large luxurious sofa that, thanks to a special system can move along the interior of 140 millimeters. The salon is very spacious, although people whose growth exceeds 190 centimeters, feet likely will rest on the backs of the front seats.

Photos Mercedes B Class

System rear seats move affected the volume of the luggage compartment. So, depending on the couch position, the luggage space can be 488-666 liters. In addition, the rear backrest can be omitted altogether if desired or necessary, thus allowing a nearly perfect flat loading surface. In this variation of the trunk it will amount to an impressive 1547 liters.

It should be noted excellent finishes, excellent sound insulation, no less elaborate sound insulation. As a result, we can safely say that the new 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class – has been a model car, regardless of how to call it body type.

Equipment

Few expected that the company Mercedes will offer a minimum set of basic equipment in a compact minivan. Frankly speaking, the standard version of the equipment is very pleasantly pleased because you hurry to name the most important of the options that are entered into the database.:

  • TFT color display of 14.3 inches
  • air conditioning
  • solid sound system
  • electric windows on all doors
  • electric and heated door mirrors
  • adjustable in all directions steering column
  • on-board computer with color screen
  • Start-Stop system
  • ASR security systems, BAS, ESP, ABS
  • the degree of driver fatigue monitoring system
  • system to prevent possible clashes
  • electric handbrake
  • set of airbags.

As additional options for your Mercedes 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class offers a variety of different equipment list which – employment and long, in fact, useless. Yet some of them we had called. Namely:

  • active cruise control
  • Assist for parallel parking
  • Rear View Camera
  • electric, heated and memory settings for the front seats
  • Bi-Xenon optics
  • for electric panoramic sunroof on the roof and so on.

As you can imagine, this compact minivan equipment at very, very high level. So it’s time to find out how much this would cost the purchase.

Price

But a brand new 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class prices are already known, and therefore to delay it does not make sense.

We have already noted that the car can be classified as available. But this should be done pometochku, then it is available from the point of view of the company’s Mercedes. And because the cost of the basic version of 920 thousand rubles for many may seem prohibitively high.

Images Mercedes B class

But let’s also focus on the fact that it is for the manufacturer, which he offers as even basic equipment, and what materials and quality in question. Well, and then associate that with all this cost us.

Specifications

Just going to talk about those engines that are available directly in the domestic, that is, the Russian market. Yes, and Mercedes offers a wide range of power units, but for Russia were chosen following petrol and diesel engines that fully meet tough Euro 5 standards.

Petrol

  1. The role of the junior got turbocharged engine capacity of 1.6 liters and power of 122 horsepower. With a curb weight of 1425 kilograms, acceleration to hundreds of takes 10.2 seconds and top speed – 190 kilometers per hour. Consumption – about 5 liters outside the city, and 7.6 liters in its terms.
  2. The eldest of gasoline also has a volume of 1.6 liters, but a greater degree of pressurization. As a result, it managed to squeeze out 156 horsepower. It allows you to accelerate to a hundred kilometers per hour in 8.4 seconds, the maximum gain of 220 kilometers per hour. In terms of consumption – about 4.8 liters in the city and up to 7.6 liters in the city.

Diesel

  1. Diesel power unit is only one, and even when there is no serious possibilities turbine differs Thus, its displacement volume -. 1.8 liters, and power of 109 horsepower. Up to a hundred kilometers per hour, he is able to accelerate the car in 10.7 seconds and develop maximum speed of 190 kilometers per hour. But in the city of consumption is not more than 5.6 liters, and beyond, and even less – in the region of 3.8-4 liters of diesel fuel.

However, reviews of the owners tell us that petrol engines in real driving conditions in the city spend about 9-10 liters, and if you press the pedal as it should, on-board computer shows altogether 12 liters. If we stick to the path the speedometer at around 100-120 kilometers per hour, while consumption shows numbers within 6.5~6.8 liters per hundred distance traveled.

Conclusion

Well, we had a chance to get acquainted with a rather interesting vehicle, which may well claim to be a solid sales in our country. Yes, maybe 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is not perfect in everything, but at least claims to the exterior and interior design, as well as to its content, quality and level of comfort.

Mercedes B Class photo

Obviously, you want to have under the hood of more than 122 and even more than 109 horsepower. But on these engines was chosen the official dealer of the German automaker. Not surprisingly, most people prefer to buy the version with a powerful 156-horsepower engine.

And so, the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class – it’s a great car, which is still worth the money, anyway.