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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2016: Can I use conventional tyres?
Physically, there’s no problem with switching from run-flat to non run-flat tyres. You might even (almost certainly) find the car rides better than it did on run-flats and the Benz B-Class always had a fairly brittle ride, so any improvement is worthwhile.
Yes, you’ll have to arrange some sort of contingency should a flat tyre occur, but you can source a puncture repair kit pretty easily. There are even puncture-repair-in-a-can products (and have been for years) although they’re not always 100 per cent successful. If you’re keen, you could always find a space-saver spare from another model at a wrecking yard. Provided it’s the right diameter and the stud pattern matches, you’re good to go. Don’t forget to include the tools required to change a flat, though.
The other thing to do is to replace all four tyres at the same time. Driving around on a mix of run-flats and non run-flats is a bad idea and could give the car some evil handling traits, especially in the wet.Show more
Is it normal for five year-old Mercedes sensors to go out?
It’s not a common failure, and I doubt that Mercedes-Benz would contribute to the cost of repairs.Show more
B180 or ASX a better used buy?
The price is a little high; I wouldn’t pay any more than $15,000 for it. There’s no question about it doing 115 km a day, but at that rate the kilometres would quickly climb and you’d soon be in the danger zone where problems are more likely to occur. That’s where you would strike the problem of expensive parts, repairs and servicing. You would need an independent mechanic to look after it at a reasonable rate. Bluetooth was standard, but a reversing camera was optional. I wouldn’t recommend it. At $19,900 the ASX is a better buy.Show more
Softening B200 ride
Switching from run-flats will help but could be quite costly. It would be best to get smaller wheels with higher-profile tyres, and definitely not anything with an aggressive 45-series profile.Show more
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Models Price and Specs
The price range for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $46,400 and going to $48,200 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.
|Year||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|2021||Hatchback||1.3L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO||$46,400||$48,200|
|2020||Hatchback||1.3L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO||$46,400||$48,200|
|2019||Hatchback||1.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO||$28,700||$50,160|
|2018||Hatchback||1.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO||$25,900||$45,760|
|2017||Hatchback||1.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO||$22,400||$40,480|