Mercedes B-Class vs rivals - specifications

 Mercedes B200 CDI SportFord C-MAX TDCi Titanium PowershiftVW Golf Plus 2.0 TDI SE DSG
On the road price/total as tested£24,710/£28,555£22,745/£27,070£23,995/£28,640
Residual value (after 3yrs/36k miles)£11,960/48.4%£8,711/38.3%£10,270/42.8%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£888/£1,775£993/£1,985£1,000/£2,000
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,814/£3,024£1,932/£3,220£1,961/£3,269
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost21/£467/D/£9520/£449/F/£13019/£502/F/£130
Service pack cost£936 (3yrs/36k)£785 (3yrs)£329 (3yrs/30k)
Engine4cyl in-line/1,796cc4cyl in-line/1,997cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc
Peak power/revs 134/3,600 bhp/rpm138/3,750 bhp/rpm138/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 300/1,600 Nm/rpm320/1,750 Nm/rpm320/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd auto/fwd6-spd auto/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel56 litres/run-flats60 litres/sealant55 litres/sealant
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 486/1,545 litres471/1,723 litres395/1,450 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,475/555/1,400kg1,488/562/1,500kg1,501/644/1,500kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.26Cd10.9 metres/0.30Cd10.8 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/4yrs 3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/13612,500 miles (1yr)/781Variable/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.10th/10th20th/28th15th/24th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars97/81/56/5 stars92/83/50/5 starsN/A
0-60/30-70mph9.0/8.4 secs9.7/9.8 secs9.3/9.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.6/5.3 secs4.2/5.5 secs3.6/4.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th7.6/10.3 secs8.2/9.3 secs7.1/9.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 130mph/1,800rpm124mph/2,100rpm126mph/2,100rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 53.3/39.7/9.9m47.6/36.1/8.8m48.7/35.0/8.4m
Auto Express economy/range42.7mpg/526 miles40.1mpg/529 miles39.5mpg/478 miles
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph64/44/55/65dB62/38/56/65dB63/44/56/66dB
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 52.3/74.3/64.2mpg39.8/58.9/50.4mpg40.9/60.1/51.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket177g/km/121g/km/18%189/149g/km/22%192/144g/km/21%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSeven/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSeven/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise control£1,450/yes/£265Yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seats£535/£1,055/£310Yes/£2,000^/£2,000^£790/£2,035/£380*
Met. paint/xenons/sliding rear seats£515/yes/£515£525/£2,000^/no£470/no/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£2,300/yes/yes£750/yes/yes£1,780/yes/yes

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