The W247 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is officially on sale in Malaysia. There’s just one variant available, though, and it’s the B 200 Progressive Line. It’s priced at RM239,888 (on-the-road without insurance), and included in the price is a four-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Now, the B 200 is powered by the same M282 1.33 litre turbocharged four-pot mill as the A 200, offering 163 PS at 5,500 rpm and 250 Nm from 1,620 to 4,000 rpm. It’s paired with a Getrag seven-speed dual-clutch (wet) transmission, and sprints from 0-100 km/h in 8.2 seconds before topping out at 233 km/h. A passive Comfort suspension is standard, and like the A 200, it features a torsion beam rear end.

For features, it gets LED headlights, a radiator grille with silver-painted twin louvre and chrome insert, 18-inch five-twin spoke light-alloy wheels, LED tail lights, and dual exhaust exits.

Inside, things are very much shaped along the lines of the A-Class, so it gets the dual 10.25-inch freestanding displays with the full Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system, 64-colour ambient lighting system, and automatic climate control system. Safety-wise, the B 200 gets Active Brake Assist (autonomous emergency braking), Blind Spot Assist and Active Parking Assist.

Lastly, for convenience, the B-Class gets a hands-free powered tailgate and offers up to 455 litres of space. A dual-tier floor frees up even more space in its lowest position, but the Malaysian-spec model isn’t available with a sliding or reclining rear bench. A 40:20:40-split seats do fold to increase luggage capacity to a maximum of 1,540 litres.