Mercedes B-Class vs rivals - specifications

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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%
Depreciation £12,750 £14,034 £13,725
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/cost 21/£467/D/£95 20/£449/F/£130 19/£502/F/£130
Service pack cost £936 (3yrs/36k) £785 (3yrs) £329 (3yrs/30k)
Length/wheelbase 4,359/2,699mm 4,380/2,648mm 4,204/2,578mm
Height/width 1,558/1,786mm 1,626/1,828mm 1,592/1,759mm
Engine 4cyl in-line/1,796cc 4cyl in-line/1,997cc 4cyl in-line/1,968cc
Peak power/revs 134/3,600 bhp/rpm 138/3,750 bhp/rpm 138/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 300/1,600 Nm/rpm 320/1,750 Nm/rpm 320/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd 6-spd auto/fwd 6-spd auto/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 56 litres/run-flats 60 litres/sealant 55 litres/sealant
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 486/1,545 litres 471/1,723 litres 395/1,450 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight 1,475/555/1,400kg 1,488/562/1,500kg 1,501/644/1,500kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient 11.0 metres/0.26Cd 10.9 metres/0.30Cd 10.8 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery 3yrs (unlimited)/4yrs 3yrs (60,000)/1yr 3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable/136 12,500 miles (1yr)/781 Variable/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos. 10th/10th 20th/28th 15th/24th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars 97/81/56/5 stars 92/83/50/5 stars N/A
0-60/30-70mph 9.0/8.4 secs 9.7/9.8 secs 9.3/9.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.6/5.3 secs 4.2/5.5 secs 3.6/4.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.6/10.3 secs 8.2/9.3 secs 7.1/9.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 130mph/1,800rpm 124mph/2,100rpm 126mph/2,100rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 53.3/39.7/9.9m 47.6/36.1/8.8m 48.7/35.0/8.4m
Auto Express economy/range 42.7mpg/526 miles 40.1mpg/529 miles 39.5mpg/478 miles
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph 64/44/55/65dB 62/38/56/65dB 63/44/56/66dB
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 52.3/74.3/64.2mpg 39.8/58.9/50.4mpg 40.9/60.1/51.4mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket 177g/km/121g/km/18% 189/149g/km/22% 192/144g/km/21%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensors Seven/yes/yes Six/yes/yes Seven/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise control £1,450/yes/£265 Yes/yes/yes Yes/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seats £535/£1,055/£310 Yes/£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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