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Mercedes-Benz B-Class review

Published: 29 Mar 2023


What should I be paying?

The sticker price is intimidating. The B-Class opens at about £35,000 for the petrol B200 Sport Executive, and £36k for the corresponding diesel. That's about £1,500 more than the matching A-Class.

Although there are but a pair of powertrains, it comes in four model lines, essentially a series of option packs with no other single options available except paint and upholstery colour.

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The sensible person's choice is the basic Sport Executive, which has all the screenery and connectivity, including the online speech recognition. It also has a more versatile rear seat than the others. The cabin feels fully plush, with ambient lighting and metallic decor. On the standard kit list too are a reverse camera and wireless phone mirroring.

Step up to AMG Line Executive for that exterior design package, and 18-inch wheels. Indoors, it's sports seats. That pack is a £2,300 upgrade over the Sport Executive. Another £1,600 buys AMG Line Premium, which isn't bad value for twin-zone climate control, 225W hi-fi and more driver assist.

Finally it's AMG Line Premium Plus, a bumper £3,650 pack above the AMG Line Premium. That nets you matrix LED headlights, glass roof, electric memory front seats, gesture control and an excellent head-up display.

As with all Mercedes, you get three years' unlimited mileage warranty plus 30 years' rust warranty and 30 years (yes 30) pan-European breakdown rescue.

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