Mercedes-Benz can rightfully claim quite a bit of credit for the current luxury SUV boom with their first model, the ML or M-Class, beating most other soft-roaders to the tills. Two decades later, I test-drove one of its direct descendants.
The stale flaw
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class wasn’t a hugely popular vehicle to start with. I base this claim on my powers of observation in daily traffic as well as motoring conversations in my immediate circle of influence. In fact, if I consider the unkind things my peers say about Merc’s little hatch, it shouldn’t have made it past generation one.
What does M100 mean and what’s the difference between a W202 and an S202? Below you will find most of the Mercedes-Benz body designations and model codes…
Ag no man. Your mother-in-law is coming along on holiday and the kids want to take ALL their toys and sports equipment along. Where are you going to fit all of this?
Perhaps you have already invested in a sizable trailer and decent roof-top box but your car simply can’t handle more luggage. Well, we at NamWheels love to help and have compiled a list of cars with at least 400L of luggage space. Big enough to put your skoonma in the boot.
The bolder lines
In honour of recent name changes in the Mercedes-Benz model codes, and to better describe the virtues of our latest test car, this text is brought to you by the letter B. Insert Sesame Street jingle here. The model tested was a snow white B220 CDI with black leather interior and optional AMG goodies.
The joyful concept
For today’s review I’m delighted to tell you that our test subject was one of my least favourite automobiles ever and managed to swing that opinion almost 180 degrees within a week. I don’t like hate, it comes with so much guilt and anger, thus I’m eager to share my joyful experiences with you.