The 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class has landed in Australia, bringing slightly updated styling and more technology to the compact MPV.
Four variants levels are available, ranging from the B 180 featuring a 1.6-litre four-cylinder producing 90kW and 200Nm, to the B 200 producing 115kW and 250Nm from the same engine. Fuel economy is rated at just 5.5L/100km for both.
For diesel fans there’s the B 200 CDI which comes with a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel unit producing 100kW and 300Nm, offering a combined fuel economy of 4.2L/100km. The B 250 stands at the top of the class, featuring a 2.0-litre turbo producing 155kW and 350Nm, capable of 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds.
New for the range are three trim levels, including Style, Urban, and AMG Line. Each of these bring exclusive features to the interior and exterior. A large free-standing interface up to 8.0 inches wide has been introduced for the dash, while all models come with Garmin sat-nav, keyless start, a reverse camera, nine airbags, Pre-Safe and Collision Prevention Assist Plus, and active parking assist as standard.
As for the design, all models get 17-inch alloy wheels at a minimum, with an updated front bumper bar and wider grille area with two louvres, integrated daytime running lights, with a revised rear bumper bar and chrome trim highlights.
Mercedes-Benz Australia says the new model is on sale now and available from dealerships around the country. Prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs):
2015 Mercedes-Benz B 180: $41,400
2015 Mercedes-Benz B 200: $47,400
2015 Mercedes-Benz B 200 CDI: $47,900
2015 Mercedes-Benz B 250 4MATIC: $54,200