Mercedes-Benz announced today that the 2012 B-Class will have a starting price of EUR26,001.50 (including 19 percent VAT). Of course, we are talking about the entry-level Mercedes B 180 BlueEFFICIENCY -- rated at 90 kW or 122 hp of max output – that is capable of returning a fuel consumption level of just 5.9 liters per 100 km and emitting just 137 grams of carbon dioxide per km.
For the Mercedes B 200 Blue Efficiency model, the German premium carmaker has tagged this version at a price of EUR27,935. For this version of the 2012 B-Class, the amount of fuel consumed per 100 km is only 5.9 liters, which is equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions levels of 138 grams per km. The B 200 Blue Efficiency offers more power at 115 kW or 156 hp of max motive power. Both petrol engines in the B 180 Blue Efficiency and B 200 Blue Efficiency models belong to the Euro 5 emission class.
The diesel alternatives of the new 2012 Mercedes B Class will be a little more expensive. For instance, the B 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY will cost EUR27,578 while the most expensive model will be the B 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, which will cost EUR29,809. Both diesel models consume just 4.4 liters of fuel per 100 km. Carbon dioxide emission is estimated at 114 grams per km and 115 grams per km for the B 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and B 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, 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 EUR2,165, while for the PRE-SAFE preventive occupant protection system you will need EUR392.
Side bags for the rear cabin of the new Mercedes B-Class are also optionally available for EUR446.25, while the EASY-VARIO-PLUS system that enables flexible reorganization of the interior in next to no time will cost EUR672. The multimedia system COMAND Online – available from EUR3,117.80 -- now provides internet access for the first time via a web-enabled mobile phone.
On the other hand, the Becker MAP PILOT (EUR856.80) 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 for the new 2012 new Mercedes B-Class 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.