A source stated that the facelifted Mercedes B-Class (W246) is set to hit the showrooms of dealerships in Europe before the year ends. According to MB Passion, the enhanced B-Class will be out for sale by November 2014.
Orders for the vehicle can already be placed starting September 12 though. That’s before it even debuts in October at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2014 in Paris.
As earlier reported, there are no major changes in the overall design and wheelbase of the Mercedes B-Class. It does, however, benefit from a couple of technological upgrades, including a new set of twin-xenon headlamps with new a cleaning system. The navigation system also receives several up-to-date enhancements. In addition, there will be optional LED headlamps for the revamped B-Class.
Under the hood, the car will carry the same turbo and diesel engine options with its current model. The new version will still maintain a seven-speed dual-clutch to distribute its power. Plus, the car retains the fuel-efficient and low carbon-emission features of the B-Class range.
The car will be initially offered in a front-wheel drive model for the warmer regions of the globe. But there will be an all-wheel drive variant of the vehicle as well for areas that experience heavy snow.
There is no confirmation yet about the price of the facelifted Mercedes B-Class. However, based on the pricing of the Mercedes-Benz UK website, the car starts at £22,020.00, so the new variant would likely be just above that price range.