Mercedes B Class Diesel launched at INR 22.6 lakhs [Image Update]

11/07/2013 - 12:42 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

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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Mercedes B 180 CDI Image Gallery

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