Our local Manchester business contract hire customer collected their new car from our premises – say hello to the Mercedes-Benz B CLASS HATCHBACK B200 AMG Line Premium 5dr Auto.
The customer elected for the following configuration with their lease deal:
· Solid Paint – Cirrus white
· Artico leather/Dinamica – Black
· 18″ AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels in titanium grey with high sheen finish
· Radiator grille with 2 louvres in Iridium silver with chrome trim
The B-Class is definitely one of the marmite cars within the Merc range; you are either going to love or hate this machine. It’s a Mercedes answer to a cost-effective / mid-size family car. More practical and spacious than the A-Class (note the 500 litre boot size) and less in price against the C-Class, does make this a sort of compromise model. Without doubt there are other good options out there but we appreciate that some customers do want to pay for the right badge! It’s also difficult to say whether it is aimed at the younger-driver car lease market or whether Mercedes envisages some of the older drivers would be considering this?
In truth, it’s very difficult to say where in the market this vehicle lands.
In terms of the car shown, the basic factory specification is somewhat healthy – the AMG Line is the leading option within the range, sitting above the SE and Sport. The features include cruise control, AMG floor mats, 18” alloy wheels, Artico leather, heated windscreen washers, perforated brake discs, hill and attention assist, park assist pilot, 8” colour screen, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and sports pedals. By adding the Premium pack, the customer added ambient lighting (12 colours), folding mirrors, Garmin Map Pilot, heated front seats, parking pilot and LED High Performance Assist. If you have the budget, you can add a Premium Plus package, which also includes electrically adjustable seats with lumbar support, Keyless GO and a panoramic glass sunroof.
On the technical side, the car has a sizeable P11d of £30,340.00 and CO2 of 129g/km if you are considering this as your next company car choice. The 1595CC petrol engine here offers a 7 speed automatic experience which can deliver circa 50MPG, 156ps and 0-62 times of 8 seconds. For the young driver looking at insurance, this is group 20E. From a servicing perspective – every 12 months or 15,500 miles whichever is sooner.
Or do Mercedes have a product which has very few competitors?
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