Mercedes-Benz B-Class

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class
Mercedes-Benz B 200 CDI Sport-Paket (W 246) – Frontansicht, 21. April 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Daimler AG
Production 2005–present
Assembly Rastatt, Germany
Kecskemét, Hungary
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout FF layout

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is a compact luxury car produced by German automaker Mercedes-Benz since 2005. Mercedes-Benz markets it as a sports compact tourer. It is similar to the A-Class, though bigger and with bigger engines. The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) classifies it as a small MPV (multi-purpose vehicle).[1] As of December 20, 2013, delivery of B-Class vehicles reached 1 million since the launch of the B-Class in 2005.[2]

First generation (W245, 2005–2011)[edit]

First generation
2007 Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI (W 245 MY07) hatchback (2010-06-17) 01.jpg
Overview
Production 2005–2011
Model years 2006–2011
Body and chassis
Platform Mercedes-Benz T245
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2006–08: 2,786 mm (109.7 in)
2009-11: 2,779 mm (109.4 in)
Length 4,270 mm (168.1 in)
Width 1,778 mm (70.0 in)
Height 2006–08: 1,613 mm (63.5 in)
2009–11: 1,603 mm (63.1 in)

In 2005 it was introduced in spring in Europe and in autumn in Canada. The B-Class is a front-wheel drive car with a sandwich floor construction and a parabolic rear suspension.[3] The B-Class has a two-box design: one box for the drivetrain and another the passenger and luggage compartments. The B-Class gains much of its comparatively large interior volume through its height, a configuration that makes the most of the vehicle’s footprint. Having evolved from the even smaller A-Class it retained that car's sandwich floor concept.[4] The A-Class was originally intended to have a battery-powered version that would meet California’s (since-rescinded) zero-emissions mandate, and the batteries were supposed to go between the floors.

All models included many passive automobile safety systems like ESP, ABS, traction control, cornering lights, active lighting system, and headlamp assist.[5] In the event of a frontal impact the engine and transmission slides beneath the passenger compartment.

In 2008 it was updated with a start-stop system and a BlueEFFICIENCY option.[6] A new NGT variant was added, which could burn either gasoline or natural gas.[7]

In 2011 Mercedes-Benz did a world tour with three of its Mercedes-Benz F-Cell vehicles, one of which was the B-Class. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle was driven more than 30,000 kilometres in a circumnavigation of the globe, starting and ending in Stuttgart.[8]

Engines[edit]

The B160 and B180 conform to Euro V emission standards. The rest of the engines conform to Euro IV emission standards. A particulate filter is available as an option for the diesel units (this reduces about 99% of the particle emissions, without the need for additives).

Model Type Power Torque Transmission Top Speed 0-62 mph Economy (Miles per gallon) [clarification needed] Emissions
Petrol
B160 1.5 L I4 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) 140 N·m (103 lb·ft) 5-speed Manual 174 km/h (108 mph) 13.2 secs 44.1 mpg 149 g/km
B180 1.7 L I4 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) 155 N·m (114 lb·ft) 5-speed Manual 184 km/h (114 mph) 11.3 secs 44.8 mpg 146 g/km
B200 2.0 L I4 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) 185 N·m (136 lb·ft) 5-Speed Manual 196 km/h (122 mph) 10.1 secs 39.2 mpg 173 g/km
B200 Turbo 2.0 L I4 turbo 193 PS (142 kW; 190 hp) 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) 6-Speed Manual 225 km/h (139 mph) 7.6 secs 35.8 mpg 190 g/km
Diesel
B180 CDI 2.0 L, 4 in-L 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) 6-Speed Manual 183 km/h (114 mph) 11.3 secs 54.3 mpg 136 g/km
B200 CDI 2.0 L, 4 in-L 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) 6-Speed Manual 200 km/h (124 mph) 9.6 secs 54.3 mpg 136 g/km
Natural Gas
B170 NGT 2.0 L, 4 in-L 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) 165 N·m (122 lb·ft) 5-Speed Manual 184 km/h (114 mph) 12.4 secs 38.7 mpg 135 g/km

Specifications[edit]

Specification B180 CDI B200 CDI B150 B170 B200 B200 Turbo B170 NGT FuelEfficiency
length 4,270 mm (168.1 in) 4,270 mm (168.1 in) 4,270 mm (168.1 in) 4,270 mm (168.1 in) 4,270 mm (168.1 in) 4,270 mm (168.1 in) 4,270 mm (168.1 in)
width 1,777 mm (70.0 in) 1,777 mm (70.0 in) 1,777 mm (70.0 in) 1,777 mm (70.0 in) 1,777 mm (70.0 in) 1,777 mm (70.0 in) 1,777 mm (70.0 in)
height 1,603 mm (63.1 in) 1,603 mm (63.1 in) 1,603 mm (63.1 in) 1,603 mm (63.1 in) 1,603 mm (63.1 in) 1,603 mm (63.1 in) 1,603 mm (63.1 in)
wheelbase 2,778 mm (109.4 in) 2,778 mm (109.4 in) 2,778 mm (109.4 in) 2,778 mm (109.4 in) 2,778 mm (109.4 in) 2,778 mm (109.4 in) 2,778 mm (109.4 in)
Kerb weight 1,435 kg (3,164 lb) 1,435 kg (3,164 lb) 1,300 kg (2,866 lb) 1,310 kg (2,888 lb) 1,345 kg (2,965 lb) 1,370 kg (3,020 lb) 1,445 kg (3,186 lb)
tank capacity 54 L (14 US gal; 12 imp gal) 54 L (14 US gal; 12 imp gal) 54 L (14 US gal; 12 imp gal) 54 L (14 US gal; 12 imp gal) 54 L (14 US gal; 12 imp gal) 54 L (14 US gal; 12 imp gal) 55 L (15 US gal; 12 imp gal)
tank reserve 6 L (2 US gal; 1 imp gal) 6 L (2 US gal; 1 imp gal) 6 L (2 US gal; 1 imp gal) 6 L (2 US gal; 1 imp gal) 6 L (2 US gal; 1 imp gal) 6 L (2 US gal; 1 imp gal) Unknown
Cylinders 4/inline 4/inline 4/inline 4/i-line 4/inline 4/inline 4/inline
Output hp/rpm 109 hp (81 kW; 111 PS) /4200 140 hp (104 kW; 142 PS) /4200 106 hp (79 kW; 107 PS) /5800 116 hp (87 kW; 118 PS) /5500 136 hp (101 kW; 138 PS) /5750 193 hp (144 kW; 196 PS) /5000 116 hp (87 kW; 118 PS)
Torque Nm/rpm 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) /1600-2600 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) /1600-3000 160 N·m (118 lb·ft) /4000-4500 155 N·m (114 lb·ft) /3500-4000 185 N·m (136 lb·ft) /3500-4000 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) /1800-4850 165 N·m (122 lb·ft) /1800-
Top Speed 183 km/h (114 mph) 200 km/h (124 mph) 185 km/h (115 mph) 183 km/h (114 mph) 196 km/h (122 mph) 225 km/h (140 mph) 184 km/h (114 mph)
Tires 205/55 R 16 205/55 R 16 195/65 R 15 195/65 R 15 205/55 R 16 215/40 R 18 195/65 R 15

Second generation (W246, 2012–present)[edit]

Second generation
Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI Sport-Paket (W 246) – Frontansicht (1), 6. September 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
Production 2011–present
Model years 2012–present
Body and chassis
Platform Mercedes-Benz W246
Powertrain
Engine

1.6L I4
1.8L Diesel I4

electric motor
Transmission

6-speed manual
7-speed Dual-clutch

1 speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,699 mm (106.3 in)
Length 4,359 mm (171.6 in)
Width 1,786 mm (70.3 in)
Height 1,557 mm (61.3 in)

The second generation B-Class was introduced at the 2011 International Motor Show Germany.[9] European models went on sale in November 2011. Japan models went on sale in April 2012. They assembled at Rastatt, Germany,[10] and from 2011 at Kecskemet, Hungary.[11] By summer 2013, over 230,000 second generation B-Class cars had been delivered.[12]

It included new gasoline and diesel engines, mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.[13] Drag coefficient was lowered, despite growing in overall dimensions to the benefit of interior space. A new four-cylinder engine was introduced with the model, the M270.[14]

New safety systems included adaptive cruise control, blind spot assist and, a collision prevention adaptive brake system.[15]

Variants and nomenclature[edit]

The last part of the model name indicates how the vehicle is powered:[16]

  • Natural Gas Drive: c, e.g. B 200 c (for compressed natural gas)
  • Diesel: d, e.g. B 250 d
  • Electric: e, e.g. B 250 e
  • Fuel cell f, e.g. B 200 f
  • Four-wheel drive: e.g. B 250 4MATIC

BlueEFFICIENCY[edit]

BlueEFFICIENCY is a term used by Mercedes-Benz for a series of measures which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. These include:[17]

  • Start/stop function switches off the engine temporarily when the vehicle is stationary.
  • Alternator management for regenerative braking.
  • Tyres optimised for rolling resistance have low energy requirements while driving and also help to reduce fuel consumption.

The B 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition was available from September 2013.[18]

B 200 Natural Gas Drive[edit]

Production version includes a choice of manual and 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission, and was available from early 2013.[19] European model was set to go on sale in February 2014.[2]

B-Class Electric Drive[edit]

The Mercedes-Benz Concept B-Class Electric Drive was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
Production Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive charging
A B-class at the New York autoshow, reading "ELECTRIC DRIVE" logotype on rear

Initial concept versions of the B-Class Electric Drive were developed under the Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO project using batteries from Li-tec,[20] but eventually used a drivetrain from Tesla. The Electric Drive was previewed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show,[21] the 2013 New York International Auto Show,[22] and the 2013 IAA International Motor Show 2013.[12] Production for retail customers began in April 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Rastatt factory.[23] In May 2014, Mercedes announced the B-Class Electric Drive will be available in Germany and the UK in the first quarter of 2015.[24] In November, Mercedes-Benz announced pricing for Germany and started accepting orders.

The concept has an electric motor rated 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) and 310 N·m (229 lb·ft), 36 kWh lithium-ion battery from Tesla Motors. The vehicle has a driving range of 200 km (124 mi) with a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).[21] The battery can be charged at any standard domestic 230 V power outlet or 400 V rapid charging terminal.

Pricing in the U.S. starts at US$41,450 before any applicable tax credits and other government incentives.[25] In 2015, over 1900 electric B-class were sold in the USA.[26] The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under its five-cycle testing, rated the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive with an all-electric range of 87 mi (140 km). The energy consumption was rated at 40 kWh/100 miles for combined city/highway driving, corresponding to a fuel economy of 84 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent - MPGe - (2.8 L/100 km; 101 mpg imp). The rating for city driving is

85 mpg-e (2.8 L/100 km; 102 mpg imp), and 83 mpg-e (2.8 L/100 km; 100 mpg imp) for highway.[27]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[28][29]
Model Years Type Power, torque@rpm
B 180 BlueEFFICIENCY 2011- 1,595 cc (97 cu in) 16V I4 turbo (M 270 DE 16 AL red.) 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp)@5000, 200 N·m (148 lb·ft)@1250–4000
B 200 BlueEFFICIENCY 2011- 1,595 cc (97 cu in) 16V I4 turbo (M 270 DE 16 AL) 156 PS (115 kW; 154 hp)@5300, 250 N·m (184 lb·ft)@1250–4000
B 200 Natural Gas Drive 2013- 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V I4 turbo (M 270 DE 20 AL) 156 PS (115 kW; 154 hp)@5000, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)@1250–4000
B 220 4MATIC 2013- 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V I4 turbo (M 270 DE 20 AL) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5500, 300 N·m (221 lb·ft)@1200–4000
B 220 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY 2013- 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V I4 turbo (M 270 DE 20 AL) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000, 300 N·m (221 lb·ft)@1250–4000
B 250 BlueEFFICIENCY 2012- 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V I4 turbo (M 270 DE 20 AL) 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1250–4000
Diesel engines[28][29]
Model Years Type Power, torque@rpm
B 160 CDI 2013- 1,461 cc (89 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 607 DE 15 LA) 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp)@4000, 220 N·m (162 lb·ft)@1750-2750
B 180 CDI (OM 607) 2013- 1,461 cc (89 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 607 DE 15 LA) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp)@4000, 260 N·m (192 lb·ft)@1750-2500
B 180 CDI (OM 651) 2013- 1,796 cc (110 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 651 DE 18 LA red.) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp)@3200-4600, 250 N·m (184 lb·ft)@1400-2800
B 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 2011- 1,796 cc (110 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 651 DE 18 LA red.) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp)@3200-4600, 250 N·m (184 lb·ft)@1400-2800
B 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition 2013- 1,461 cc (89 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 607 DE 15 LA) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp)@4000, 260 N·m (192 lb·ft)@1750-2500
B 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 2011- 1,796 cc (110 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 651 DE 18 LA) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp)@3600-4400, 300 N·m (221 lb·ft)@1600-3000
B 220 CDI 2014- 2,143 cc (131 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 651 DE 22 LA) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@3400-4000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1400-3400
B 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 2012- 2,143 cc (131 cu in) I4 turbo (OM 651 DE 22 LA) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@3400-4400, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)@1400-3400
Electric motors[28][29]
Model Years Type Power, torque@rpm
B-Class Electric Drive 2014 AC induction motor 179 PS (132 kW; 177 hp)@?, 340 N·m (251 lb·ft)@?

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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