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Compare Mercedes R-Class W251 [R 280] vs Mercedes B-Class W246 [B 160 CDI] vs Opel Meriva A [1.3D 70]

Reviews

Neo score
70%
24%
16%
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
  • OPC model avaiable
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
  • Bad 0-100kph time
  • No powerful engine options
  • Only available with small 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
1.3D 70
1.3D 75
1.4
1.6 100 AT
1.6 105
1.6 105 AT
1.6 87
1.7D 100
1.7D 101
1.7D 125
1.7D 75
1.8
1.8 AT
OPC

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
360 L / 12.7 cu-ft ~ 1410 L / 49.8 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
10.1 L / 10.7 qt
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
3.2 L / 3.4 qt
Fuel Capacity
80.0 L / 21.1 gal
50.0 L / 13.2 gal
53.0 L / 14.0 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
660 kg / 1455 lbs
565 kg / 1246 lbs
550 kg / 1213 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Disc
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Electric Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Trailing arm
Semi-independent
Tire Size
255/55 R18
195/65 R15
185/60 R15
Turning Circle
11.8 m / 38.7 ft
11.0 m / 36.1 ft

Construction

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

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
148 mm / 5.8 in
Size | Height
1674 mm / 65.9 in
1557 mm / 61.3 in
1624 mm / 63.9 in
Size | Length
4922 mm / 193.8 in
4359 mm / 171.6 in
4042 mm / 159.1 in
Size | Width
1922 mm / 75.7 in
1786 mm / 70.3 in
1694 mm / 66.7 in
Track Width | Front
1661.0 mm / 65.4 in
1552.0 mm / 61.1 in
1449.0 mm / 57.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1651.0 mm / 65.0 in
1549.0 mm / 61.0 in
1464.0 mm / 57.6 in
Weight
2130.0 kg / 4695.8 lbs
1435.0 kg / 3163.6 lbs
1320.0 kg / 2910.1 lbs
Wheel Size
18 in
15 in
15 in
Wheelbase
2980 mm / 117.3 in
2699 mm / 106.3 in
2630 mm / 103.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.6 sec
14.0 sec
17.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.1 sec
13.3 sec
16.9 sec
CO2 Emission
260 g/km
117 ~ 108 g/km
135 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.31
0.32
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)
5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (combined) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (urban) | 4.2 L/100km / 56.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
222.0 km/h / 137.9 mph
180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph
157.0 km/h / 97.6 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)

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
Z13DTJ
Engine | Bore
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
69.6 mm / 2.7 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.3:1
15.5:1
17.6:1
Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc
1.5 L / 89.2 cu-in / 1461.0 cc
1.2 L / 76.2 cu-in / 1248.0 cc
Engine | Power
231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 6000 rpm
90.0 hp / 67.1 kW @ 2750-4000 rpm
70.0 hp / 52.2 kW @ 4000 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
56.1 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
73.7 mm / 2.9 in
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm
240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1700-2500 rpm
170 Nm / 125.4 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC 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
2003 ~ 2005
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