All-wheel-drive variant tops new B-Class range

All-wheel-drive variant tops new B-Class range

Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Ltd has announced pricing for the newly revised B-Class which features enhancements to the interior and exterior, as well as redefined design and equipment lines.

The line up for the New Zealand market includes a new B 250 4Matic variant which Mercedes-Benz says is the only vehicle in its class with an all-wheel drive system.

The next generation B-Class can easily be identified by its refreshed styling: including a new bumper, wide radiator trim with two louvres and integrated daytime running lamps in the headlamps. The rear bumper has also been modified and now features a contoured covering and chrome trim highlights.

New LED high performance headlamps are now standard on the B 200 and B 200 CDI.

Mercedes-Benz has enhanced a number of interior details in the B-Class such as the large, free-standing head unit display, which is now larger, with a diagonal of up to 20.3 cm (8 inches), and the stylish dial layout for the instrument cluster.

There are three new design and equipment lines: Style, Urban and AMG Line, each featuring distinctive exterior and interior details. The Night, Exclusive and AMG Exclusive packages build on these and provide additional options for individualisation says Mercedes-Benz.

Keyless-Go is new as an optional extra on the B-Class and it is standard on the B 250 4Matic. This system allows the vehicle to be opened, started and locked simply by carrying the electronic key.

The 1.6L 4-cylinder engine of the B 180 and B 200 delivers fuel consumption of 5.5L/100km (combined), while producing 90kW and 200 Nm, and 115 kW and 250 Nm in each model respectively. The B 200 CDI produces 100 kW and 300 Nm from its 2.2L turbocharged diesel engine, and offers a combined consumption figure of 4.2L/100km.

The B 250 4MATIC is the first B-Class to arrive in New Zealand with the new generation 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and utilises a 2.0L 4-cylinder direct injection turbocharged engine to produce 155kW and 350Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 – 100km/h in just 6.7 seconds.

The B-Class features a host of features as standard including 17-inch alloy wheels, Garmin Map Pilot navigation, keyless start, active parking assist, a reversing camera, 9 Airbags, Pre Safe and collision prevention assist plus with semi-autonomous braking. In addition, the B 200 and B 200 CDI incorporate LED high performance headlamps, Urban line styling package, blind spot assist, electrically folding mirrors and Artico upholstery.

The B 250 4MATIC includes: 4Matic all-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered comfort suspension, AMG line styling, Keyless-Go, dark-tinted privacy glass, ambient LED lighting in 12 interior colours and an anti-theft alarm system.

The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class is now on sale in New Zealand. Retail prices are as follows:

  • B 180: $53,200 (MRRP)
  • B 200: $63,500 (MRRP)
  • B 200 CDI: $63,500 (MRRP)
  • B 250 4MATIC: $71,900 (MRRP)
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