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Mercedes B-Class mini MPV (2012-2014) - Practicality & boot space

Interior and boot are both spacious and versatile

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Mercedes B-Class interior space and storage

The B-Class offers of plenty of head and legroom to all passengers and storage is good. There are plenty of handy storage compartments as well as two cup-holders in the centre console.

The £600 Easy Vario Package makes the interior a bit more versatile. As well as giving you 60:40 split-folding rear seats, it allows you to slide the bench backwards and forwards to either increase boot space to 666 litres or create even more legroom, depending on your needs. You also get a central rear armrest, ski hatch and false boot floor that can be lifted up to create a completely flat loading area.

You can opt for the £600 Easy Vario Package extra to give the interior a bit more versatility - as well as giving you 60:40 split-folding rear seats it allows you to slide the bench backwards and forwards to either boost boot space up to 666 litres or create even more legroom, depending on your needs. You also get a centre rear armrest, ski hatch and false boot floor that can be lifted up to create a completely flat loading area.

Boot space

The boot in the B-Class is pretty generous. With the rear seats up, there’s 486 litres of space, which is more than you get in the Ford C-MAX. Fold down the rear seats and capacity expands to 1,545 litres – which is excellent, but quite a bit smaller than the 1,723 litres you get in the C-MAX with its rear seats dropped.

Towing

You can buy a tow bar from Mercedes for around £800. The least powerful B180 diesel and petrol models are both capable of towing a maximum braked weight of 1,200kg, with all the more powerful cars in the range managing 1,500kg.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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