Mercedes-Benz B-Class Leasing
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Why Lease A Mercedes-Benz B-Class?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
Unlike some of its competitors, there’s no 7-seat option for the B-Class – but what you do get is acres of room for 5 people. The elevated seating position in the front lifts you away from the centre console, emphasising the feeling of space in the cabin. It’s similar in the back, with room even for taller adults to get comfortable.
There’s also plenty of room in the boot. On the petrol and diesel models, you’ll get 440 litres of space with the rear seats in place – enough for a large pram or several large suitcases – although the plug-in hybrid is slightly smaller at 405 litres. On all models, the rear seats can be slid back and forth to increase boot space or rear legroom accordingly. They can also be reclined for extra comfort, or folded down completely in a handy 40/20/40 split.
All the engines in the B-Class range are relatively economical. The smooth, torquey diesels, meanwhile, feel like a good fit for the B-Class, and offer up to 55.4mpg.
The most interesting in the line-up is the plug-in hybrid B250e. Due to the way the fuel economy has been measured, it doesn’t boast the triple-digit theoretical mpg figures that you might see claimed by some competitors, but we would nonetheless expect it to return similar results in the real world. More importantly, if you keep the battery topped up it can cover up to 44 miles on electricity alone. That means the typical UK commute could potentially be covered without using any fuel at all.
B-ClassAll models in the B-Class range come in 5-door compact MPV form.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Vs Competitors
Minor issues aren’t unknown, but the B-Class generally has a decent reputation for reliability. It finished 3rd in the MPV category of the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, just behind the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
The B-Class offers a competitive 440 litres of boot space on the petrol and diesel models (and 405 litres in the plug-in hybrid). That’s usefully more than you’d find in a typical family hatchback, although some of its MPV rivals are bigger still.
There are 5 main trim levels and 6 engine options (all with automatic gearboxes), so there’s a B-Class to suit just about every requirement.
All B-Class models come with a rear-view camera, while parking sensors are standard on all barring the entry-level Sport models.
The B-Class is all about taking the family hatchback template and giving it more practicality. It offers a substantial increase in interior space over its A-Class siblings, plus a significant improvement in boot space. Some of its rivals take that even further, but they feel less compact as a result.
While some traditional MPVs were frumpy, utilitarian things, the B-Class takes that concept and packages it in something that’s every bit as sophisticated as its hatchback counterpart. In short, it’s a more practical, versatile car without any significant compromises.
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