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Re: Upgraded '12 LEAF to '16 Mercedes B250e

Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:56 am

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Re: Upgraded '12 LEAF to '16 Mercedes B250e

Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:42 pm

PatricioEV wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:Does the B250e have heated seats and steering wheel? I wasn't able to find them in listings. I'm guessing no front camera. How does the parking assist work? Last, did Mercedes stop making these cars after 2017?



Yes, heated seats (if equipped, and much better than the LEAF), but no heated steering wheel, which is odd frankly.
No front camera, but has front radar (if equipped).
Parking assist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojyWuxEN_Vc
Yes, 2017 was the last year for the B250e.


Thanks! Sadly, I can't drive a car without a heated wheel in Winter, and want to avoid leather seats, so I have to scratch this one off my list as well. That and there aren't any loaded ones in my region.
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Re: Upgraded '12 LEAF to '16 Mercedes B250e

Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:29 pm

Well, my car has the MTex leatherette seats. I must say a heated steering wheel is a luxury in Southern California. I suppose it matters to those who get snow. Leather seats in a Mercedes is a rare thing.

Mercedes has now discontuned the car but when it was available my car listed for just under 49K and I leased it for 32K. As I understand it Mercedes gave 10K and the dealer 6K. The Mercedes money included the 7500 tax rebate so they will get that back.

The only thing about driving a discontinued car is that some parts slowly come from Germany. I stupidly over turned at a U turn and it took 2 months to repair the car. The recommenced body shop did a fine job but it took longer than my rental money. For a month I drove a dealer loaner. It is good to drive a luxury car!
2012 Cayenne Red SL traded for:
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Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e

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Re: Upgraded '12 LEAF to '16 Mercedes B250e

Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:39 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
PatricioEV wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:Does the B250e have heated seats and steering wheel? I wasn't able to find them in listings. I'm guessing no front camera. How does the parking assist work? Last, did Mercedes stop making these cars after 2017?



Yes, heated seats (if equipped, and much better than the LEAF), but no heated steering wheel, which is odd frankly.
No front camera, but has front radar (if equipped).
Parking assist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojyWuxEN_Vc
Yes, 2017 was the last year for the B250e.


Thanks! Sadly, I can't drive a car without a heated wheel in Winter, and want to avoid leather seats, so I have to scratch this one off my list as well. That and there aren't any loaded ones in my region.


All Mercedes have front equipped radar breaking. It is one of the selling points.

The radar is located in the front behind the large Mercedes emblem. What Jeff's car does have is the recuperation paddles. He has fixed recuperation.
2012 Cayenne Red SL traded for:
2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e

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Re: Upgraded '12 LEAF to '16 Mercedes B250e

Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:03 pm

PatricioEV wrote:[but at $25k pre-owned, I think it is a great buy!


Dang I didn't realize slightly used B's were going for that much of a discount. Is that a CPO or a private party price?
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Re: Upgraded '12 LEAF to '16 Mercedes B250e

Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:21 am

DarthPuppy wrote:
PatricioEV wrote:[but at $25k pre-owned, I think it is a great buy!


Dang I didn't realize slightly used B's were going for that much of a discount. Is that a CPO or a private party price?


I actually bought it from CarMax and had it shipped from OR to TX. I wanted all the options and one of a couple of colors. This left my options pretty limited since not many were ever made. I will say dealing with CarMax was great. I didn't have to buy once i inspected it (though I wouldn't have received a refund on the shipping), and there was zero pressure about financing (brought my own) or warranty (declined). It was easy, quick, and low pressure.
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Re: Upgraded '12 LEAF to '16 Mercedes B250e

Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:09 pm

Good thing I wanted white. My dealer had 3 white and 2 black cars. I really like the off white and I hate the black. I had a 2018 GLS300 loaner in black and the only thing about it that I liked was it was free. I HATE BLACK! The most common colors are Silver , Black, and White. Of them I love white and hate the others.
2012 Cayenne Red SL traded for:
2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e

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Re: Upgraded '12 LEAF to '16 Mercedes B250e

Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:14 pm

GlennD wrote:Good thing I wanted white. My dealer had 3 white and 2 black cars. I really like the off white and I hate the black. I had a 2018 GLS300 loaner in black and the only thing about it that I liked was it was free. I HATE BLACK! The most common Mercedes colors are Silver , Black, and White. Of them I love white and hate the others.


I had a Silver trooper and I was happy to get rid of it! White or metallic grey is my choices . At this time it is white first.
2012 Cayenne Red SL traded for:
2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e

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