Looking to buy a used Mercedes B Class car? Used Car Expert has thousands of used Mercedes cars for sale from used Mercedes car dealers and private sellers across the UK.
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In an entire week, no one said anything interesting about the B-Class. It didn't even irritate anyone, like a big 4 x 4 would, or make anyone laugh like a Kia Soul.
Which makes stepping into it doubly surprising. It feels genuinely innovative. There is a sense of airiness and space, a calming quality but in a modern package.
The difference in price between petrol and diesel versions of the B-Class is huge. For example, at 4 years old, a 1.7 petrol will cost over £3000 less than a comparative diesel.
Go for a 1.7 petrol B170 model in classic trim. If you live in town the CVT auto box is painless but has reliability question marks.
Pay£9500 or less for a 4 year old B170 in Classic trim.
Diesel models are best picked up at 3 years. Petrols at any time.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Mercedes B Class you would aim to buy a 5 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Mercedes B Class cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Mercedes B Class cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Mercedes B Class cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.