This car's core strength lies in the way that it has been packaged.
Due to its low stance, it is very easy to get in and out of it, and once inside, you will find a spacious, airy and stylish cabin.
Its 2.7-metre wheelbase, combined with the low floor and the low glass lines, give it plenty of leg and head room, and three people can sit quite comfortably in the rear seat, which also folds flat for extra storage space.
In the B180 Sport that we were driving, you get well-crafted leather seats, Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in, snazzy chrome A/C vents, a multi-function steering wheel, a reversing camera, bi-Xenon headlamps and a host of other features; the base B180 isn't quite as well loaded.
Fit and finish is of a very high level, overall, in keeping with Mercedes standards.