Car News:  Oversteer

There's an Imported Mercedes-Benz B200 For Sale on Autotrader

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
Used 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
$17,888
RELATED READING
See all Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Doug DeMuro November 2017

As some of you know, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is currently sold here in the United States as an electric vehicle. It's officially called the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, it's only offered with an automatic, and my friend Tom has one in bright green.

This vehicle, currently listed for sale on Autotrader, is also a Mercedes-Benz B-Class -- but it's not electric. It's not even an automatic. More importantly, it's a 2009 model, which is a bit of a curiosity: While the B-Class went on sale globally in 2006, it wasn't offered here (in electric form) until 2014.

In other words, this is an imported Mercedes-Benz B200, and it's currently listed for sale on Autotrader from a private seller in Miami for only $5,700. Which is a pretty good deal for one of the rarest Mercedes models in the United States.

So, you might be wondering, how did this happen? Well, it's worth noting the B-Class was sold new in Canada, possibly since its inception, as Canada has a larger market for small cars than the United States. I suspected this is a Canadian car that happened to end up in Florida, and the Carfax report suggests I'm right: It looks like it was sold new in November 2008 in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, which is just outside Montreal, and it was registered in Florida by the second or third owner in September 2016, with 108,000 miles. This is no surprise, as people from Montreal are constantly coming down to Florida in order to escape the most ridiculously awful winter one can imagine.

Of course, this B-Class is technically illegal -- foreign-market cars can't be imported to the United States until they're 25 years old. But the Florida DMV is famous for not really paying much heed to this rule and registering anything with wheels if you're willing to pay the fees and taxes. And so this B-Class is here in the States, titled in Florida and available for your purchase. Just don't tell the feds.

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

MORE FROM OVERSTEER:
My 1985 Mercedes SL Has Been Continuously Broken For 15 Years
Here's a Great Story About Finding 2 Stolen Lamborghini Gallardos
Here's Why the Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series is the Best AMG Car

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
Used 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
$17,888
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
There's an Imported Mercedes-Benz B200 For Sale on Autotrader - Autotrader