Mercedes-Benz announced today that the 2012 B-Class will have a starting price of 26,001.50 euros (incl. 19% VAT.). Of course, we are talking about the entry-level B 180 BlueEFFICIENCY (rated at 90 kW or 122 hp), capable to return a fuel consumption of just 5.9 liters per 100 kilometres and 137 g CO2/km. For the B 200 Blue Efficiency, Mercedes-benz wants € 27,935 and says that the car will need only 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (138 g CO2/km).
The diesel alternative will be a little more expensive: the B 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY will cost € 27,578 while the most expensive model will be the B 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, which will cost € 29,809. Both diesel models (B 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and B 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY) now run on 4.4 litres per 100 km (114 and 115 g CO2/km respectively).
Still, don’t forget that these are the starting prices, because if you want more options the car will become more expensive. For example, if you want the new 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission, which can be combined with any of the engines you will pay an extra 2,165 euros, while for the PRE-SAFE preventive occupant protection system you will need 392 euros.
Sidebags for the rear are optionally available (446.25 euros), while the EASY-VARIO-PLUS system which enables flexible reorganisation of the interior in next to no time will cost 672 euros. The multimedia system COMAND Online (from 3,117.80 euros) now provides internet access for the first time via a web-enabled mobile phone.
The Becker MAP PILOT (856.80 euros) makes a low-cost 3D navigation function, which can also be retrofitted, available for the standard Audio 20 CD radio. Some of the standard features include: “ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness warning system, a kneebag for the driver, four power windows, LED daytime driving lights, a six-speed manual transmission and the Audio 20 CD entertainment system with USB connection and Bluetooth.”