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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class on sale in Australia from $41,400

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class has landed in Australia, bringing slightly updated styling and more technology to the compact MPV.

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

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

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.