Mercedes B180 Kenya: Reviews, Price, Specifications, Import

The Mercedes B180 is the entry level model of the B-Class which is a subcompact hatchback that has been in production for three generations since 2005. It is not as popular in Kenya as some of its Japanese rivals but thanks to its excellent build quality, it’s gaining recognition from many buyers.

Mercedes B-Class Kenya

Mercedes B-Class

It’s similar to the A-Class in terms of exterior and interior design but it comes with larger engines and a bigger body. It competes with the Toyota Auris, Mazda Axela, Subaru Impreza, VW Golf and Audi A3.

Mercedes B-Class Engine and Transmission Options

  1. a 1.6-Litre petrol engine
  2. a 2.0-Litre petrol engine
  3. a 1.8-Litre diesel engine
  4. a Synchronous Electric Motor

These engines are linked to either a 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The electric motor is linked to a single speed fixed ratio case.

Mercedes B180 Interior 

As expected from Mercedes, the interior is comfortable and luxurious. The dashboard is modern with LCD displays and touchscreen consoles. The Legroom is excellent on both rows with plenty of headspace for tall passengers.

Mercedes B-Class Interior

Mercedes B-Class Interior

Mercedes B180 Exterior

The first generation was tall and round with a slanting front. The second generation is more angular and sharp at the front resembling the A-Class. All grades come with alloy rims of various sizes depending on the grade.

Mercedes B-Class Exterior

Mercedes B-Class Exterior

Mercedes B180 Maintenance Costs in Kenya

The Mercedes B180 is an affordable car to maintain in Kenya. Service parts are fairly priced and available in major towns in Kenya. Body parts are expensive and mostly available in Nairobi. You can get listings for Mercedes Benz spare part dealers in this link

Mercedes B180 Reliability

When it comes to Mercedes Benz, proper maintenance is critical to its long term reliability and longevity. If well maintained, the B-Class can run for years without problems but if you skimp on maintenance, things can get nasty. Some of the commonly reported B-Class problems include

  1. Transmission failure
  2. Loss of power
  3. Engine warning light
  4. Smoking engine

Mercedes B180 Alternatives you can buy in Kenya: Subaru Impreza Toyota AurisMazda AxelaVW Golf

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