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Compare Mercedes R-Class W251 [R 280] vs Mercedes B-Class W246 [B 160 CDI] vs Renault Modus []

Reviews

Neo score
70%
24%
6%
Pros
  • Lots of powerful engine options
  • More luxurious than the average minivan
  • Great suspension setup
  • Great suspension setup
  • Low official fuel consumption
  • Less ugly than before
  • Small turning circle
  • Low fuel consumption
Cons
  • Not very spacious
  • Not sliding doors
  • Too much 4MATIC nonsense
  • Twitchy 7G-Tronic
  • Some unreliable engines
  • No powerful engine options
  • Basic suspension setup
  • Poor fit and finish
  • Rather bad design
  • Horrible 0-100kph time
  • Can't even reach 200km/h
  • Miserably low engine output
  • Only available with tiny engines
  • No independent rear suspensions

Price

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Variants

R 280
R 280 CDI
R 280 CDI 4MATIC
R 280 CDI Long
R 280 Long
R 300
R 300 CDI
R 300 CDI 4MATIC
R 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
R 300 CDI Long
R 300 Long
R 320 BlueTec Long
R 320 CDI 4MATIC
R 320 CDI Long 4MATIC
R 350
R 350 4MATIC
R 350 4MATIC Long
R 350 CDI 4MATIC
R 350 CDI 4MATIC Long
R 350 Long
R 500 M113 4MATIC
R 500 M113 4MATIC Long
R 500 M273 4MATIC Long
R 63 AMG
R 63 AMG Long
B 160 CDI
B 160 CDI DCT
B 180
B 180 DCT
B 180 CDI (OM651)
B 180 CDI (OM651) DCT
B 180 CDI (OM607)
B 180 CDI (OM607) DCT
B 200
B 200 DCT
B 200 CDI
B 200 CDI DCT
B 220 4MATIC DCT
B 220 CDI DCT
B 250 DCT
1.2 TCe
1.2
1.4
1.5 dCi 103
1.5 dCi 106
1.5 dCi 68
1.5 dCi 86
1.6 112
1.6 112 AT
1.6 88

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1950 L / 68.9 cu-ft
488 L / 17.2 cu-ft ~ 1547 L / 54.6 cu-ft
217 L / 7.7 cu-ft ~ 1302 L / 46.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
10.1 L / 10.7 qt
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
5.0 L / 5.3 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
4.2 L / 4.4 qt
Fuel Capacity
80.0 L / 21.1 gal
50.0 L / 13.2 gal
49.0 L / 12.9 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
660 kg / 1455 lbs
565 kg / 1246 lbs
530 kg / 1168 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Drum
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Trailing arm
Semi-independent, coil spring
Tire Size
255/55 R18
195/65 R15
165/65 R15
Turning Circle
11.8 m / 38.7 ft
11.0 m / 36.1 ft
10.4 m / 34.1 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Station Wagon
5-door Hatchback
5-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
148 mm / 5.8 in
120 mm / 4.7 in
Size | Height
1674 mm / 65.9 in
1557 mm / 61.3 in
1589 mm / 62.6 in
Size | Length
4922 mm / 193.8 in
4359 mm / 171.6 in
3874 mm / 152.5 in
Size | Width
1922 mm / 75.7 in
1786 mm / 70.3 in
1709 mm / 67.3 in | 1960 mm / 77.2 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1661.0 mm / 65.4 in
1552.0 mm / 61.1 in
1472.0 mm / 58.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1651.0 mm / 65.0 in
1549.0 mm / 61.0 in
1450.0 mm / 57.1 in
Weight
2130.0 kg / 4695.8 lbs
1435.0 kg / 3163.6 lbs
1080.0 kg / 2381.0 lbs
Wheel Size
18 in
15 in
15 in
Wheelbase
2980 mm / 117.3 in
2699 mm / 106.3 in
2482 mm / 97.7 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.6 sec
14.0 sec
13.5 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.1 sec
13.3 sec
12.8 sec
CO2 Emission
260 g/km
117 ~ 108 g/km
140 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.31
Fuel Economy
10.9 L/100km / 21.6 MPG (combined)
4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (combined) | 5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (urban) | 4.1 L/100km / 57.4 MPG (highway)
5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (combined) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
222.0 km/h / 137.9 mph
180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph
163.0 km/h / 101.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
695 kg / 1532 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1400 kg / 3086 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
550 kg / 1213 lbs (w/o brakes) | 900 kg / 1984 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Euro 5
Euro 4
Engine
M 272.945
OM 607.951
D4F
Engine | Bore
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
69.0 mm / 2.7 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.3:1
15.5:1
9.8:1
Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc
1.5 L / 89.2 cu-in / 1461.0 cc
1.1 L / 70.1 cu-in / 1149.0 cc
Engine | Power
231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 6000 rpm
90.0 hp / 67.1 kW @ 2750-4000 rpm
75.0 hp / 55.9 kW @ 5500 rpm
Engine | Redline
4500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
77.1 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
61.6 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
65.3 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
73.7 mm / 2.9 in
76.8 mm / 3.0 in
Engine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm
240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1700-2500 rpm
105 Nm / 77.4 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7
6-speed
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic 7G-TRONIC
Manual
Manual

Production

Availability
2007 ~ 2009
2013 ~ 2014
2008 ~ 2012
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