2016, 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2017?
There are several important updates that have been made to the B-Class, chiefly in the area of the vehicle's electronics and optional features. The B-Class now comes standard with 4G LTE in-car data speed, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, edited packages, and an Electric Blue interior design option.
You cannot choose between different styles. The 2017 Mercedes B-Class comes only as an electric drive four-door hatchback. If you are looking for something that is not a hatchback, you will have to check out other vehicles.
Unfortunately, only one trim is available for the 2017 Mercedes B-Class, the B250e. If you are looking for more options, you will have to check out some of Mercedes' other vehicles or its competitors.
Interior comfort is a mixed bag. The B250e offers a quiet interior that looks upscale and has sufficient space for taller people, but the seats are incredibly firm.
The ride feels just as stiff as the seats. While it feels that there is sufficient power coming from the 132-kw electric motor and its 28-kWh lithium-ion battery, the suspension makes the ride feel sluggish. Other vehicles within the same price bracket can outperform the B250e in terms of smooth long-haul rides.
The adjustable regenerative braking on the B250e has a smooth sensation to it, unlike other regenerative braking systems found in electric vehicles. It can be left in autonomous mode or manually changed by the paddle-shifters that are mounted on the steering wheel.
The B250e gets a combined range of 84 miles, with 85 city mpg and 82 highway mpg. If you absolutely need it, there are 15 additional miles available with the range-extending feature. However, you should use this sparingly to prevent the battery from going bad. In terms of battery usage, the B250e is more electric-thirsty than some of its competitors, such as the BMW i3.
While the 2017 Mercedes B-Class does not stack up to its competition in terms of range, seating comfort, and suspension, the B250e offers a good amount of safety features, infotainment components, and a well-constructed adjustable regenerative braking system. If these qualities appeal to you, the B-Class might be the electric car for you.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mercedes-Benz B-Class invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mercedes-Benz B-Class Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.