We continue our annual celebration of the Northern Festival of Tights, also known as Canadian Christmas, (Dec 30th) with this Mercedes-Benz B-Class, a compact hatch-thing that we can’t get south of the border. Canadian Christmas (as we previously discussed) is a few days after American Christmas, and it doesn’t involve presents under a tree, it is more like American Halloween (Canadian Halloween is in April and involves folks dressing up as a devil-bunny named Fluffelzeebub who hides eggs in neighboring houses…it is coincidentally the only day of the year when more people die of gunshot wounds in Canada than the USA). On Dec. 30th, Canadian kids dress up like their favorite superhero sidekicks and go door-to-door pretending to be American. When the door opens they threaten to invade and then complain about lack of affordable healthcare…it’s all good fun until someone forgets to say sorry and then the little whippersnappers throw plates of piping hot poutine at the offender’s windows. Anyway, this next feature would be perfect for the small Canadian family who needs something to shuffle their kids around on the yearly Festival of Tights with plenty of room for a deep fryer in the back. Find this 2007 Mercedes-Benz B200 offered for $5000 CAD ($3.50 USD at time of publication) located in Mississauga, ON, Canada.
The B-Class is a compact people mover/MPV that is approximately the size of a Mazda5 and rides on a modified A-Class chassis. Mercedes-Benz describes it as a Compact Sports Tourer and avoids the terms hatchback or MPV. Hah! Good one Mercedes!
Powering the B200 is a 2.0 liter 4-banger that puts 134 horsepower and 136 ft-lbs of torque into a 5-speed manual box mated to the front wheels. Acceleration isn’t remarkable, but fuel economy should be good and the rear seats fold flat to provide a surprisingly large cargo area when needed.
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