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Oct 23

Mercedes-benz Used Cars- The B Class Is One Small Car

In Europe people love small cars and so its no surprise that Mercedes-Benz used cars like there B-Class model are very popular over there. Here in Canada and more so in the United States were still addicted to big SUVs even thou gas prices keep rising. Mercedes-Benz decided in late 2005 to release the B-Class in Canada because gas prices started rising like never before. This vehicle competes against the Mini-Cooper, BMW 1-Series and the Audi A3 for the small car luxury market place.

You would think that since the Mercedes-Benz, B-Class is an entry level model that the German automaker would not put the same craftsmanship they do in other more expensive models, but they do. You will also notice when you sit inside a B-Class, its exceptionally roomy for a small car. Some other technical info includes active headlight system with xenon lights, side air bags, active head restraints and a multifunction, multi button steering wheel. You will also find other goodies such as an iPod plug-in system that automatically links you to audio system.

There is several different fuel statistics for the different B-Class engines from the years of 2007 to 2010. The B200 (with manual transmission) had a fuel rating of 9.2-litres, per100km, for city driving and 6.7-litres, per 100km, for highway driving. The CVT had a fuel rating of 9.2-litres, per 100km, for city driving and 7.2-litres, per 100km, for highway driving. The B200s turbo engine (manual transmission) had a fuel rating of 10.2-litres, per 100km, for city driving and 6.9-litres, per 100km, for highway driving. The CVT had a fuel rating of 9.5-litres, per 100km, for city driving and 7.4-litres, per 100km, for highway driving.

With just two B-Class models there are only two engines to talk about. The B200 (the base model) had a four cylinder, 2.0-litre engine and this produced 134 horsepower, with 136 pounds, per feet of torque. The B200 turbo, had a four cylinder, 2.0-litre engine and this produced 193 horsepower, with 206 pounds, per feet of torque.

Lets talk about the pros and cons of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class as a used vehicle:

1-There are problems with rust accumulating on the rear brake rotors.
2- In one web forum I went to on the B-Class, some owners complained of tears in the seat upholstery.
3-I could not find any crash test results because its not sold in the States and the two organizations who do this are American companies.

I hope this helps if youre looking at Mercedes-Benz used cars like there B-Class model.

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