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Mercedes-Benz has a strong reputation for safety, with many of its models receiving the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating. As you'd expect, the B-Class is no exception and achieved the maximum five-star rating. It comes with an extensive range of safety systems and airbags to help protect occupants. The B-Class also get Collision Prevention Assist as standard.

This radar-based system reduces the severity or likelihood of a rear-end collision. A range of optional safety equipment is available, including lane keeping assist, blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control. At launch the 2011 Mercedes-Benz B-Class was claimed by the manufacturer to be the safest car in its class.

One of the B-Class’ strong points is its practicality, which makes it ideal for small families or those who travel with a lot of luggage. Front passengers get large door pockets that can hold bottles, two cupholders, a selection of small storage areas and a decently sized glovebox. A USB connection is present in the centre armrest compartment. One 12-volt socket is standard in the front for charging.

Boot space is a useful 488 litres – that’s 172 litres more than a Ford Focus. The optional Easy Vario Plus system adds a rear folding armrest with integrated cup holders, adjustable rear seats and a front passenger seat whose backrest can be folded forwards, allowing for easy transportation of larger items. It also adds a neat, magnetically latched, through-loading slot for long objects.

With the rear seats adjusted fully forwards, the Easy Vario Plus system increases boot space to 666 litres. In either model, dropping the rear seats boosts storage space to an impressive 1,547 litres.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class (12-19).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Side airbags
AMG Line optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav

Electric Art equipment

Electric Art standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Side airbags
Electric Art optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

Exclusive Edition equipment

Exclusive Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
Exclusive Edition optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
SE optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags