Pricing for the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been made available and we can confirm which derivatives of this model are coming to South Africa. Check it out.
The new B-Class has the same underpinnings as the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, but it boasts loads more practicality. Given how MPVs have never been the prettiest of cars, Mercedes-Benz has tried to make its new B-Class interesting. In an effort to make its cabin more spacious, the B-Class has an extended wheelbase of 2 729 mm which is about 30 mm longer than the A-Class. Mercedes-Benz says it will be adding in a model that will feature a sliding second row of seats, which will do wonders for practicality. Inside, the smart and futuristic MBUX infotainment system makes its debut. We've had experience with it in the new A-Class / CLA and can only say good things about it. It's truly a huge leap forward for in-car connectivity.
For South Africa, we'll be getting 4 derivatives of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class. There'll be 2 engines, with 2 levels of trim. Kicking off the range is the B200 style with a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 120 kW and 250 Nm, mated to a 7-speed DCT. Mercedes-Benz claims a combined fuel economy of 5.6 L/100 km. The new B200d boasts a modern 2.0 diesel motor packing 110 kW / 320 Nm and it's claimed to be exceptionally frugal with a combined consumption of 4.5 L /100 km. It also boasts an 8-speed DCT driving the front wheels.
Both engines will be made available with 2 trim levels: Style and AMG Line. We'll have final confirmation on features when the vehicle launches soon.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Price in South Africa (May 2019)
Mercedes-Benz B200 Style R526 900
Mercedes-Benz B200d Style R 559 100
Mercedes-Benz B200 AMG Line R577 075
Mercedes-Benz B200d AMG Line R 609 275