Compact MPV 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-class second-generation (W246 index) made his debut on the podium of the Frankfurt Motor Show . Home sales in Russia of the new 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class came in the early autumn of . In our review article we will try to examine in detail the novelty of the Russian automotive market. Let’s start with the appearance of the car, pick up the color of the enamel paint finishes and wheels with tires. Let’s look into the cabin and trunk, sit down in the driver’s and passenger seats, we estimate the level of equipment, ergonomics and quality of materials used. Do not forget to indicate full specifications of the 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class model year . Zoom in all its glory the new 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class will help us a photo and video materials, the owners of the reviews will reveal the real fuel consumption and possible problems with the car. Most importantly, conduct a test drive of the new B-Class in and find out if the car worth its low price is not 920 thousand for the basic equipment.
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We got excited having ranked 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class (W246) to let the class minivans and compact. In fact, the German manufacturer is positioning the model as a Sports Tourer – a car with impressive dynamic and high-speed characteristics, offering a fairly roomy interior and trunk.
That is the first place is the pleasure of the driver from driving and only the second freight car’s features. So we face a sports compact hatchback from the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz, plus proof of that is the record low coefficient of air resistance of the body in the Cx 0.26 and dimensions of the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class , the components of 4359 mm in length, 1786 mm (with mirrors 2010 mm) in width, 1557 mm in height, 2699 mm wheelbase, 140 mm ground clearance (clearance).
Outside view of the new B-Class due to the efforts of German designers get really athletic, bright, energetic and charismatic. The front of the car with a sculpture stylish sloping hood ledges overlooking the wings, neat bumper with duct tape segment and LED daytime running lights. Almond headlights with their soft lines give impetus to the formation of the visual light wheel arches.
When looking at the hatchback from the side highlight the ideal radii wheel arches, powerful fin cutting through the sidewall of the body with bright bursts of high sill large windows, dropdown aft roof and fry back.
Looking at the car from behind to witness an overall light engineering solutions in the corporate mersedesovsky style (large bowl with soft lines), to a traditional body hatchback tailgate properly and compact rectangular bumper. Against the background of the bright front and stylish sidewall feed looks somewhat insipid and trivial.
- Standard on the new hatchback 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class is set tires 195/65 R15 (models B 180 CDI and B 180) or tires 205/55 R16 (B 200 CDI and B 200) on steel rims size 15-16. As an option you can order alloy wheels 16 range and even with 17-18 size tires 225/45 R17 and 225/40 R18.
- Selecting colors for enamel paint finishes will stop at three different nemetallika (included in the cost of car) – Calcite White, Red and Black Night Jupiter. For metallics – Beige Canyon, Polar Silver, Gray Mountain, Grey Monolith, Blue Lotus, Blue Space universe and black needed to pay 33,800 rubles.
Salon 2018-2019 Mercedes B-class modern, comfortable and cozy. Front panel with smooth lines, stylish ventilation vents in the aviation-style vertical center console already in the basic version is topped with a color TFT-screen with a diagonal of 14.7 cm for the multimedia system Audio 20 CD (CD MP3 connectors USB, AUX-IN and the iPhone, Bluetooth , 6 speakers), just below the music and air conditioning control units. For extra charge is possible to install a navigation system, colored 17.8 cm screen for multimedia system Comand Online, acoustics Harman Kardon 12-speaker, two-zone climate control.
Seats for driver and front passenger with thick padding, the anatomical profile, excellent lateral support comfortable and convenient. The range of adjustment of the steering column and seat allows the optimum positioning of the driver to increase to 190 cm. The steering wheel with control buttons (radio, telephone) with the tides in the area of the right grip, instrument panel with a large on-board computer screen is simple, but well-read, and just beautiful.
The ergonomics of the driver’s seat designed to trifles, all the switches, buttons, levers enjoy pleasant and convenient. If you have an automatic transmission joystick control box is located on the steering column, the absence of a lever on the tunnel at first surprising, but … to good quickly get used to.
Three second-row passengers granted chic sofa equipped with Easy-Vario-Plus system (back row is moved along the interior 140 mm). Places enough in all directions to passengers rising to 185 cm and people with higher growth will rest on his knees in the backs of the front seats. Thanks to the transformation of the rear seats the boot capacity with five passengers on board can vary from 488 liters to 666 liters. Dropping back seat will get almost flat cargo area and volume in 1547 liters.
finishing materials used for the interior of the German premium hatchback soft textured plastic, fabric, carpet, artificial and natural leather. Nice to please the owner of an excellent sound insulation and compact cabin. 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class as standard packed seriously enough, in addition to the fashion color screen, music and air conditioning installed – power for all doors, power mirrors heated, adjustable in two planes steering wheel, on-board computer, the system start-stop ECO Engine, ABS , ESP, BAS, ASR, system of tracking the level of driver fatigue, collision avoidance system, electric handbrake, plenty of airbags, including a driver’s knee.
The list of options and accessories is long, the cost is high. You can order a parallel parking assistant, active cruise control, PRE-SAFE system, a rearview camera, heated, power and memory of the provisions of the front seat settings, Bi-Xenon, panoramic electric sunroof, and many other necessary and not chips.
Technical characteristics of the 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class model year : hatchback built on a new modular front-wheel drive platform (used on the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class last generation and the newest sedan, the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz of CLA ). Suspension is not fully dependent – front McPherson strut, rear multilink.
The machine base is equipped with electromechanical power steering Direct-Steer (regulated by the force on the steering wheel depending on speed), as an option (Sport Package) provided a steering system with variable depending on the steering characteristics.
Russian motorists for a car with two petrol and one diesel engine, compliant with Euro-5 requirements. The motors are paired with a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission Automatic transmission 7G-DCT with two clutch discs (three operation modes, Economy (economical), Sport (Sports) and Manual (Manual).
- B180 Blue Efficiency with 1.6-liter (122 hp) accelerates the car from a mass of 1425 kg up to 100 mph in 10.2 seconds and allows you to dial 190 mph top speed. Claimed fuel consumption of 4.8-5.0 liters on the highway and 7.6 liters in the city.
- B200 Blue Efficiency with 1.6-liter (156 hp) shoots hatchback to the first hundred in 8.4 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph. Fuel consumption on the passport of 4.8 liters per country road to 7.6 liters in city mode.
- B 180 CDI BlueEfficiency with a 1.8-liter (109 hp) cars can accelerate weight from 1475 kg to 100 mph in 10.7 seconds, top speed of 190 mph. According to the manufacturer’s diesel fuel consumption of 3.8-4 liters of the country to 5.4-5.6 liters in the urban cycle.
In the opinion of the owners of petrol engines in urban traffic spend 9-10 liters of gasoline, the active driving with aggressive crackdowns raise consumption to 12 liters. When driving at a constant speed of 100-120 mph on the highway on-board computer shows fuel consumption 6.5~6.8 liters per hundred.
Test drive the 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class : comfortable, and gathered elastic suspension allows you to confidently move not only for quality asphalt surface, but also on rough roads. Small bumps and pits chassis does not notice, but the large potholes, roadway joints, tram rails felt in the cabin thud. The whole suspension is mersovski noble setting, nice interior, quiet, comfortable and cozy, you do not want to go.
Starting the gasoline engine (122 hp) will not provide the acceleration hurricane, but its more powerful sibling issuing 156 strength in tandem with 7 automatic transmission delivers driving pleasure. Powerful acceleration, smooth gear changes, pleasant in all modes of movement on the steering wheel effort. Body roll in corners is minimal, the car obedient and predictable.
Excellent balanced turned hatchback 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class the second generation and at the same time according to the equipment and materials finishes the price is not exorbitant.
How much is in Russia: the new 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class in offered to buy in showrooms at the price of 920 000 rubles for the initial version of a gasoline engine B180 (122 hp 6 speed manual). Sale of diesel B-Class 180 CDI (109 hp 6 speed manual) will cost in the price of 980 000 rubles. Also offered hatchback 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class in equipping the “Special Series”, the price starts from 1.05 million. Rubles for B180 Blue Efficiency (122 hp automatic transmission 7), 1.17 million. Rubles cost B200 Blue Efficiency (156 hp automatic transmission 7) . Maintenance, fine tuning, spare parts, repair – if these issues are connected with the car brand 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz, it is better to entrust their authorized dealer and certified service center.