The Mercedes-Benz B-Class B 200 CDI Autotronic of the W245 generation signifies a midpoint in the journey of the B-Class series. Produced from 2008 to 2011, it captures the essence of the series’ evolution from a simple hatchback into a more substantial and luxurious car. The B 200 CDI Autotronic delivers a mix of comfort, practicality, and performance wrapped in the marque’s distinct style and elegance.
Under its hood, the B 200 CDI Autotronic comes equipped with a diesel engine, boasting an Inline cylinder layout with 4 cylinders. Each cylinder has 4 valves, an injection type of Common Rail, and the machine is all boosted up with a Turbo. The engine pumps out an impressive 140 horsepower at 4200 rpm, making it sprightly enough for city commutes and highway cruises. Driving this hatchback, the torque’s maximum turnover at 3000 rpm gives it a very responsive and lively performance.
Transmitting power to the front wheels, the B 200 CDI Autotronic uses a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which provides smooth and efficient gear changes. This, combined with the engine specs, allows the car to dart from 0 to 60 mph in a swift 16 seconds before going on to a top speed of 121 mph. Fuel economy is optimized with a fuel tank capacity of around 14 g, keeping trips to the pump to a minimum. The car accommodates comfortable seating for five, ensuring that it is a feasible choice for small families or groups. It stands on a semi-dependent, spring back suspension system which delivers a balanced and comfortable ride, perfect for long drives.