Manual or Automatic Transmission

This is the story of the new B 180 CDI with its completely new transmissions. I answer a question we often grind – worth to buy, manual or automatic box ?! I am one of those who waited breathlessly new generation of Class B. Everyone deserves a second chance, and the most affordable models Mercedes-Benz A and B, they need more than just a second chance.Automatic-vs-Manual-Car It’s now leave aside because 50% I quietly after the official unveiling in Geneva and 50% due to first contact that I had with the new Class B. That’s because Mercedes-Benz has built a new compact platform which is divided by a, B and other models derived from the raw November 2 released. If B site is managed technical, automatic and A’s will be the same, maybe a little more than that. And B is a wonderful car of its segment, a creation that deserves praise from media kit, rewrite the laws under which his class.



Very often when we talk about a compact MPV, be it premium, the trend is that the details of ergonomics and space for passengers to eclipse the record feelings undergone by the driver. It is somewhat excusable because when you spend more for more space should know better offerings. But because it is the most practical test, passengers look for a few pages, the boot space or storage. For the first time ever, Mercedes-Benz has built a compact car, the driver is in the spotlight.


Compared to the previous generation, the new B is as lofty as a Cambridge graduate school to one industrial night school. And new transmissions available for it are almost everything which means new driver comfort and refinement machine. Basic diesel engine has four cylinders, a displacement of 1.8 liters, 109 hp and 250 Nm. As for the range 180 CDI can be coupled with either a manual transmission with six reports offered or standard 7G-DCT box, the first dual-clutch transmission with built by Mercedes-Benz for its compact models. The DCT is optionally available for the new B at a price of 2,257 euros with VAT. This amount, nearly 10% of the standard price of a 180 CDI (25 916 euros including VAT) may be a blockage, but the amount is justifiable most important point: the driver’s feelings.

Disputes between Japanese and German cars are endless, but if our German machine one of its essential qualities, which has proven its value over time, it’s the quality of the metal used in bodywork and paint application quality on it. Even plastic areas such as bumpers, have applied the paint very qualitative, so it resists the little gems that can jump behind the other road. Be it songs massive body such as doors, bonnet or tailgate, be it corners less visible wings that often comes water, paint maintains its layer excellence and the body is absolutely upright even after 165.000 kilometers driven.