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Mercedes-Benz B-Class B250e AMG Line Premium Plus 5dr Auto Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£7,599 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Floor mats with stitched AMG lettering, Privacy glass, Front brake callipers with mercedes benz lettering, Comfort suspension, Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link, Attention assist - Monitors steering behaviour and long journey fatigue...

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Number Of Seats

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Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of &321;40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional &321;320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

Mercedes brings plug-in hybrid technology to the compact MPV segment with this B 250e variant. It can travel up to 42 WLTP-rated miles on a single charge that can be completed from 10-100% in just an hour and 45 minutes from a 7.4kW garage wallbox. And the 1.33-litre petrol engine and 75kW electric motor produce a sprightly 215hp total output, yet a super-low sub-30g/km CO2 reading. In short, if you can afford it, this Mercedes is easy to like.

Background

Given that it's over half a decade since Volkswagen and Toyota pioneered plug-in hybrid technology in compact family cars, you could accuse Mercedes of a certain tardiness in bringing PHEV models to market - but then that's also true of other premium brands like Audi and Volvo. The Stuttgart maker's certainly making up for lost time now though, having introduced this tech to its GLA, CLA and A-Class models as well as to the car we're looking at here, the B-Class small MPV. The model in question, the B 250e, uses a plug-in powertrain set-up that right now just happens to set the segment standard. But can it justify a significant price premium over conventional petrol and diesel B-Class variants? Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

Rather than electrify one of its older engines, as for instance Volkswagen did with the Golf GTE, Mercedes has here developed a much more bespoke unit, a 1,332cc petrol powerplant that manages to put out as much as 218hp. That figure combines the 160hp of this model's 1.33-litre powerplant with a 75kW electric motor linked to a 10.6kWh lithium-ion battery. These power sources collectively generate a pretty potent system pulling power figure of 450Nm. So, not surprisingly, performance is sprightly, 62mph dispatched in around 7s en route to well over 140mph. You have to have front wheel drive and an 8-speed 8G-DCT dual clutch auto transmission. Of most interest to a potential PHEV buyer though, will be this model's projected WLTP all-electric driving range - up to 42 miles. Obviously, you won't get anywhere near that figure if you regularly approach the quoted all-electric top speed of 87mph. An 'Electric' drive programme keeps the car in battery drive unless the accelerator pedal's kickdown function is used. In the 'Electric' programme, the energy recovery level can also be selected via paddles behind the steering wheel. The paddles on the steering wheel enable the selection of five different recuperation levels ('DAUTO', 'D+', 'D', 'D-' and 'D--'). The usual additional 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual' mode settings are also available. According to the given requirements, the driver is thus able to give priority to electric driving, place the emphasis on driving dynamics or give preference to combustion mode in order to save electric range, for example.

Design and Build

This B 250e's PHEV set-up is all very cleverly packaged. An innovative exhaust system layout explains the need for a relatively minimal reduction in boot capacity compared with a conventionally-engined B-Class model. The exhaust ends in a centrally positioned outlet under the vehicle floor, with the rear silencer housed in the transmission tunnel. Integrating the fuel tank into the axle installation space creates additional room beneath the rear seats for the high-voltage battery. Otherwise, it's much as it would be in any other A-Class and there's the choice of either hatch or Saloon body shapes. Visual differentiators as to this variant's plug-in status are limited to subtle badging. And inside, the cabin is unchanged, save for extra 'Electric' and 'Battery Level' menus in the MBUX infotainment system. As with any B-Class, in standard spec, you get a couple of 7.0-inch infotainment screens - one in front of the driver for the instruments and a centre-dash one for the infotainment functions. Pay extra and you can have both these displays uprated to 10.3-inches in size. And in the back? Well a 6ft 3-inch driver could sit behind his or her self, helped by the fact that the sportier roof line of this third generation model hasn't impacted on headroom; actually, there's 8mm more of it. Mercedes claims to have sculpted the centre transmission tunnel to make it easier for a third adult to be accommodated in the middle, but that feature is still quite prominent and the centre part of the rear bench cushion isn't especially comfortable. We mentioned boot space earlier: at 385-litres, it's 60-litres down on the 445-litre figure of the standard model.

Market and Model

Mercedes has priced this B 250e plug-in at about the same level as the top B-Class diesel, the 190hp B 220d, so you're looking at needing around £35,500. An 8G-DCT automatic transmission comes as standard, along with a 7.4 kW AC on-board charger. For trim, you'll need to choose one of three 'AMG Line' variants. There's 'AMG Line Executive', 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus'. Standard kit across the range includes LED headlights, heated front seats and Thermatronic two-zone air conditioning. Infotainment's taken care of by a couple of 7-inch screens that feature the MBUX multimedia system with its 'Mercedes me' connectivity and the 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated virtual assistant. 'AMG Line Executive' trim includes 18-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels, privacy glass, an AMG body styling kit, ARTICO/DINAMICA sports seats with red contrast stitching and carbon interior trim. Plus there's front and rear parking sensors and smartphone integration, along with wireless charging and a 10.25-inch central media display.

Cost of Ownership

The 10.6kWh battery can be charged with AC or DC current via a socket located in the right-hand side wall of the vehicle. This B 250e can be charged via its 7.4kW on-board AC charger within 1 hour 45 min from 0-100%. Keep everything charged up and Mercedes reckons that 90% of regular commuting journeys can be completed without using the petrol engine. One important comfort feature is the pre-entry climate control prior to starting a journey, which reduces energy usage and can also be activated conveniently by smartphone. The quoted WLTP combined cycle fuel figure is 235.4mpg and WLTP CO2 emissions are rated up to 27g/km. That means a 6% BiK tax rating; compare that to 28 or 30% for a conventional diesel or petrol-powered B-Class. The MBUX infotainment system assists the driver in finding charging stations. Just start a search simply by saying "Hey Mercedes, find charging stations nearby". Via the 'Mercedes me Charge' system, drivers of this plug-in hybrid model can optionally obtain access to one of the world's largest charging networks, with over 300 different operators in Europe alone (municipalities, car parks, motorways, shopping centres, etc.). Thanks to navigation, Mercedes-Benz customers can find these stations easily and can gain convenient access to the charging stations via the Mercedes me Charge card, the Mercedes me App or directly from the car. No separate contracts are necessary for this: apart from simple authentication, customers benefit from an integrated payment function with simple billing after they have registered their payment method once. Each charging process is booked automatically. The individual charging processes are clearly listed in a monthly invoice.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Polar white
  • Solid paint
  • Speed limit assist
  • MBUX augumented reality for navigation
  • Active lane keeping assist
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Direct steer system
  • Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica - Black with red stitching

Body Glass

  • Privacy glass
  • 4 Electric Front and Rear windows
  • Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers with two sensitivity settings
  • Rear windscreen wiper

Brakes

  • Front brake callipers with mercedes benz lettering
  • Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
  • Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
  • Electric parking brake
  • Electronic stability programme with acceleration skid control
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
  • Radar-based recuperation
  • Curve dynamic assist

Chassis/Suspension

  • Comfort suspension

Communication

  • Preinstallation for Mercedes Benz link
  • Dual bluetooth interfaces

Driver Aids

  • Attention assist - Monitors steering behaviour and long journey fatigue
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
  • Mercedes me remote services
  • Remote and charging services plus

Driver Convenience

  • ECO start/stop function
  • Easy-pack tailgate

Driver Information

  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • Wireless charging
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Lamp failure indicator
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Traffic Sign Assist
  • Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • 7 inch touchscreen media display
  • Owners manual and service booklet in English
  • Trip computer in multifunction display with current consumption indicator
  • Pre-installation for car sharing
  • Pre-installation for trailer coupling
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • 10.25" Digital instrument cluster display screen
  • Live traffic information

Driving Mirrors

  • Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicators

Embellishment Trims

  • Carbon structure trim
  • Light switch in high-gloss black with ring in silver chrome

Entertainment

  • Mercedes-Benz advanced sound system - 225W
  • 2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
  • MBUX multimedia system with Hey Mercedes, DAB Digital Radio and hard disc navigation

Exterior Body Features

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Panoramic sliding sunroof
  • Body coloured side skirts
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Chrome beltline strips
  • Diamond radiator grille pins in chrome with silver painted louvres and chrome insert
  • Window line trim strip in chrome
  • Radio aerial
  • EQ badging
  • Car wash function
  • AMG body styling - AMG front apron with chrome front splitter, AMG side sill panels and AMG rear apron with chrome trim and visible exhaust tailpipe
  • Chrome weather strip

Exterior Lights

  • Rear fog lamp
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • LED tail lamp
  • Multibeam LED with adaptive highbeam assist plus
  • Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
  • High level LED third brake light
  • LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Air conditioning - Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control with display
  • Pre-entry climate control
  • Air conditioning - air vents with silver chrome surround

Interior Features

  • Rear armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Black roof lining
  • Twin front cupholders
  • Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
  • Acoustic ambient protection
  • Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with red contrast stitching
  • Front centre armrest with stowage
  • Manually height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Freight packaging without tie-down hooks
  • Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
  • Illuminated glove compartment stowage
  • Luggage net on driver/front passenger seat backrest
  • 3 spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with flattened bottom and perforated grip area
  • Touchpad on center console
  • Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover
  • Charging socket
  • 3 Pin charging cable
  • Mode 3 charging cable for wallbox and public charging stations with 4m upto 11kW
  • Charging system - AC charging system rated at 7.4 kW
  • Illuminated front door sills with changeable cover

Interior Lights

  • Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
  • Interior mirror with black reading lamps and frameless

Packs

  • Seat comfort pack - B Class
  • Mirror package - B Class
  • Interior lighting with light and sight pack - B Class
  • Parking pack - B Class

Safety

  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Crash responsive emergency lighting
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Airbags - kneebag for driver
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • Active bonnet pedestrian safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet
  • Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection -Thatcham category 1
  • Driver and front passenger windowbags
  • Driver and front passenger head and sidebags

Seats

  • Heated front seats
  • Front and rear head restraints
  • Black seat belts
  • Front seat cushion length adjustment
  • Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
  • Automatic child seat recognition sensor
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrest
  • Two outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points
  • Sports seats with adjustable head restraints
  • Electrically adjustable front memory seats including lumbar support
  • Rear seats with fore/aft adjustment

Security

  • Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Keyless entry lock/unlock
  • Urban guard vehicle protection - Anti theft alarm system, tow away protection with visual and acoustic warning and alarm siren

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels

  • Summer tyres

Wheels - Alloy

  • 18" AMG 5 twin spoke design alloy wheels painted in titanium grey with high sheen finish

Wheels - Spare

  • Tirefit tyre sealant kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 6.8
  • Engine Power - BHP 218
  • Engine Power - KW 160
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 332
  • Engine Torque - NM 450
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1620
  • Top Speed 146

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