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The Mercedes Benz B Class diesel has just been launched in Mumbai. Here are the details.

The B Class which was launched with a petrol only version last year is now available with a diesel engine. The engine in question is same as the A Class diesel A180 CDI. Coincidentally, the B Class diesel is also called B180 CDI. However, about 500 units of the B Class petrol has been sold in India so far.

Mercedes Benz B180 CDI launched in India

This is a 2.2-liter four cylinder engine which has been detuned to produce 109bhp at 3,200rpm and 25.5kgm of torque from 1,400-2,800rpm. A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox sends the power to the front wheels. The top speed is rated at 190km/h.

The same engine powers the C Class and E Class, though they are in a higher state of tune in the sedans. While the B Class sold abroad features a Euro 5 engine, for India we get Euro 4 due to the country’s poor fuel quality.

Mercedes is claiming a fuel efficiency of 18.98 km/l. (Not ARAI approved)

Mercedes B Class at the Mumbai launch

You do not get the 17-inch alloy wheels as seen on this B180 Sport petrol.

The B Class diesel is being launched in the ‘Style’ trim only. As a result, it is cheaper than its petrol sibling. Features such as a panoramic sunroof and 17-inch alloy wheels are not available on the B diesel. Instead, you get 16-inch alloy wheels.

Front right three quarter of the Mercedes B 180 CDI

The B180 CDI will be available in Jupiter Red, Cirrus White, Polar Silver, Monolith Grey are the available colors.

Side of the Mercedes B 180 CDI

The B Class continues to be imported into India. Mercedes will not locally assemble the B Class, at least for this year.

Mercedes B Class diesel price

Mercedes B Class B180 CDI – INR 22.6 lakhs.

[Prices are ex-Showroom, Mumbai]

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Mercedes B Class diesel launch press release

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  • Winfred

    In crowded cities having D Segment vehicles are a pain to drive / Park. The customers in this price segment say 16-20L have no alternates to the long boats.

    If BMW or Merc do local manufacturing and provide these compct cars in this price band it will really heat up this segment.

    These are aspirational brands, but 16-20 for these hatches wont make them cheep by any imagination. Not sure why they still stick to CBUs or CKDs.