Well, I think it was a 2015 Mercedes B-class but it could have been the 2005-2011 series. However, here is a clear sign that Mercedes are willing to go the extra mile when it comes to refinements.
…and go no further in every other regard.
I had about twenty minutes inside the B-class and I found it to be very unappealing. Not even the presence of an ashtray (which you can’t use) could lift the sense of gloom inherent in the car. It was not special in any way at all. Hard seats, flat seats, grey seats. Darkness. A – blocking the view out. The centre arm-rest ….absent. Samuel Beckett wrote plays which could evoke the same sense of low-grade despair that the B-class does. Don’t they spin a van off this as well?
Presumably there is a group inside MB working out how much they can leave off the B-Class before anyone notices. These cars are miserable and a sure way to show the validity of the statement that no-one ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the general public. Anyone who bought this car instead of a loaded VW, Ford or Opel deserves to be on the receiving end of a wry, pitying half-smile.