Mercedes-Benz released a trailer for its facelifted B-Class this month. You can watch the video below: The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class just went on sale this month. Orders for the vehicle start at £22,575. Among the notable upgrades in the multi-purpose vehicle are its front fascia, lighting, technology, and it was made more efficient than ever. From the video, it revealed the styling that defined the face-lifted fascia of the MPV was derived from the AMG line. Then, it went on to put emphasis at the luxurious interior of the car. The video taken from the inside also displayed some of the technological upgrades of the new B-Class, highlighted by the the new standout LCD. The… Continue Reading »
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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… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz has just launched the diesel variant of the B-Class hatchback in India, in a bid to further bolster its compact-car range in an important market. With some 500 units of the petrol variant sold in the nine months since it was launched, the German automaker is expecting the diesel B-Class to perform better as far as sales figures go. In addition, this new version will help the company reach its expected double-digit growth for the year. According to Mercedes-Benz India managing director and CEO Eberhard Kern, a good chunk of the sales are for diesels, and this should continue with the B-Class. He adds that Mercedes-Benz is encouraged by… Continue Reading »
Although even GM has come to the defense of Dupont in declaring the refrigerant R1234yf safe for use in passenger vehicles, Mercedes continues to stand by its contention that R1234yf can be flammable in certain real-world conditions. Late last year, Mercedes-Benz published the results of its tests, where a head-on collision ruptured the AC lines of the test vehicle, spewing the contents on the hot engine. This combination caused a fire which obviously left the German manufacturer uncomfortable and concerned. With these results in mind, Mercedes applied and was granted dispensation by German federal authorities to continue using the tried and tested R134a refrigerant for a few more production vehicles…. Continue Reading »
With the sales of Mercedes-Benz India looking great, the brand is releasing two variants in the territory on May 30. The new car will be under the A-Class and B-Class category. Based on a report by the Indian auto news site called Car Dekho, buyers of the new A-Class premium hatchback will have two engine options to choose from. One will have a 1.6-liter petrol and the other will be equipped with a 1.8-liter turbo diesel engine. Then, it will have a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the new B-Class will only be available in a 1.8-liter turbo diesel engine.
The Indian market will see the entry of three new Mercedes-Benz models within the next few months. The upcoming models are part of the aggressive push of the luxury car manufacturer in India as it aims to attain a double-digit growth for the present financial year in the country. In addition, the company also aims to add more dealers in India. Mercedes-Benz India CEO and Managing Director Eberhard H. Kern said that the company is presently focused in a smaller market for a number of its vehicles including the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class models, and the petrol model of the B-Class. Despite this, the company is still leading these market segments…. Continue Reading »
From the first glimpse of Mercedes-Benz electric drive concept during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the development of this electric drive prototype has moved along stylishly to bring a combination of supreme functionality with comfort, style and driving pleasure for the owner and the whole family. A set of spy shots revealed the Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED in its prototype form being tested on the cold weather of Sweden. The temperature in Sweden is below zero figures and with the fuel-cell drive, the B-Class ED has passed the cold-weather testing. The concept car is possibly using the Tesla-sourced lithium-ion battery pack that is setting in motion a 100-kilowatt electric motor. The… Continue Reading »