Claiming that “No model change in the history of Mercedes-Benz has ever seen so many new developments introduced in one fell swoop”, Thomas Weber, Head of Development for Mercedes-Benz cars enthused about the safety features of the newly-launched B-Class. Though not as exciting to watch as the AMG stormers like the Black Series or SLS AMG, this footage of the new B-Class shows the packaging of the safety features that were of primary importance in the design of the vehicle.
What you see from the outside are the sleeker lines and distinctly Mercedes-Benz aura of the B-Class as it moves down the road. What is not immediately noticeable is the radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist and the PRE-SAFE preventive occupant protection system, both of which are standard and new to this vehicle segment.
The new model also features direct injection and turbocharging, new diesel engine, dual clutch transmission, manual transmission and driver assist systems. The standard gas engine is a 1600 cc unit with 120 horsepower. Buyers can also opt for a larger displacement B200 with 156 horsepower. Diesel engines come with 110 horsepower in the B180 CDI and 136 hp in the B200 CDI.