B-Class is A-plus

Small­ish Merc makes its mark on fam­ily motoring, writesGRAHAMSMITH

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Used Cars 2006- 2008 Mercedes B- Class -

MERCEDES-BENZ is used to praise when­ever it launches a model, so it found it­self in for­eign ter­ri­tory when it was heav­ily crit­i­cised for its A-Class peo­ple-mover.

Pre­sented as a prac­ti­cal and rel­a­tively af­ford­able car for the young and young at heart, the A-Class was a sig­nif­i­cant de­par­ture from Benz tra­di­tion. The B-Class, a larger ver­sion of the small peo­ple-mover, was a log­i­cal ex­ten­sion of the con­cept. ing the crunch, there are times when a crash is un­avoid­able. That’s when the front airbags, side front airbags, and seat­belt pre-ten­sion­ers come into play.

Over­all, the B-Class gets high marks for safety.

Safe bet:

the B-Class, a larger ver­sion of the A-Class, is packed with safety fea­tures.

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