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Old 24th September 2012, 09:46   #46
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95RON is Premium in Euro-III, IV and V. Regular is 91RON. I suspect the ECU will adjust to our 91RON with a very minor loss of performance.
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I don't think any ECU will adjust automatically to a lower octane rating of the fuel being used ( as compared to the recommended one), the ECU will only adjust to any negative feedback from the knock sensors but only for that cycle . Else it will run the standard map for the rated octane fuel .
Having said that , knocking would occur only in case of extreme temperatures and high load situation for a prolonged period in case one uses 91 instead of 95
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the octane rating in germany is way different its 95 ron which is prolly 87 or 89 oct realistically. most new cars these days can run lower octane fuel if required. for example when i worked for audi we used to put 89 in the R8 sometimes if speed 97 wasnt available. the engines ecu just de tunes the engine and puts it on a less powerful map on the ecu that would prevent it from knocking.
I think you're confusing RON ratings from US with that of Europe/Germany. In Germany, 95RON does mean 95RON in India. 91RON (Benzin) was phased out a few years back (and was the same as 91RON in India), and only 95RON (Super-benzin) is standard nowadays.

I agree with sg-iitk. The ECU will detune marginally, and run fine with 91RON - the programming/maps may also be altered a bit to suit 91RON in India
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Looks like one of the 1st deliveries or a demo car

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Looks like one of the 1st deliveries or a demo car

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That is a demo vehicle. The other day I spotted a stickered white B-class with those delicious 18" wheels and a panoramic sun-roof on road and am totally in love with that car. Eagerly waiting for its smaller sibling.

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I saw one in my colony yesterday. It looked like someones car and not a demo vehicle. Its like a long extended hatch, not really MUV ! I was expecting something as high as an innova.
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I saw one in my colony yesterday. It looked like someones car and not a demo vehicle. Its like a long extended hatch, not really MUV ! I was expecting something as high as an innova.
True, the B does not really look like an MPV. Nice stance, and sits quite low. Itís more like how the Honda Jazz is in the small hatchback space.
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True the first cars are already making their way to the customers. Im waiting for the delivery of my Red B 180 Sport. Got a call from my dealer yesterday asking if i wanted a White instead of the Red because they have a car ready. So hopefully awaiting delivery in the next few days.
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Spotted this in Chennai, and this is the second one. Spotted a red one earlier.
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GOW states that diesel B-Class to be launched by December 2013.

http://goaonwheels.com/upcoming-mode...ch-by-dec-2013
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My immediate family is considering to buy the B class and they wanted my opinion on it. I went thro' the T-BHP thread to get a head up on the B. In Chennai the OTR for the Sports Tourer Version is 32L. Delivery January 2013 onwards. Available in 3 colours. White Silver and Red. The only concern they have is that the B is available in the Petrol Spec as of now. The SA claims 10KMPL in city and 14KMPL in Highway traffic.

In my opinion this looks spacious than the C Class. Moreover they own the Jetta which is similar in size to the C. The B class will give them the satisfaction of owing the STAR badge which is an aspiration of many an Indian Family.

BTW the B is going to be the replacement for the Beat!! Some one in this thread mentioned a family replacing the Nano with the B.
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My immediate family is considering to buy the B class and they wanted my opinion on it. I went thro' the T-BHP thread to get a head up on the B. In Chennai the OTR for the Sports Tourer Version is 32L. Delivery January 2013 onwards. Available in 3 colours. White Silver and Red. The only concern they have is that the B is available in the Petrol Spec as of now. The SA claims 10KMPL in city and 14KMPL in Highway traffic.

In my opinion this looks spacious than the C Class. Moreover they own the Jetta which is similar in size to the C. The B class will give them the satisfaction of owing the STAR badge which is an aspiration of many an Indian Family.

BTW the B is going to be the replacement for the Beat!! Some one in this thread mentioned a family replacing the Nano with the B.
I just saw a For Regn TC number plated B Class 180 near Koramangala. White car, driven by a prosperous looking young-ish chap.
The vehicle was alongside my Yeti at a traffic signal and looks to be about the same size and height etc as the Yeti, overall.
Very nice vehicle!
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The only thing I hate about this car is it not having the three pointed star on the bonnet, guess its not available even as an option
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25+ lakhs OTR for what is essentially a hatchback with a 1.6 liter engine! Way too overpriced even by Mercedes standards.
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The only thing I hate about this car is it not having the three pointed star on the bonnet, guess its not available even as an option
The new look 2011-2012-2013-2014 Mercs all have the three-pointed star on the radiator grille like some of the earlier 1950's 1960's ones!

I quite liked the look of the white B Class that I saw today.

Seems quite affordable too, for the rich fellows, considering that it is a CBU Imported merc. But this is purely relative.

I wonder what the price will be once they start making them in India whenever that happens.

Personally I would look at the pricing abroad and compare it with the India prices before considering such a vehicle.

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