Latest Mercedes-Benz News

Introducing the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new crossover based on the A-Class platform, and word around cyberspace is that this new model will be named the GLA. Sources have pegged the GLA to be of the same size as the B-Class and should feature Mercedes-Benz’s MFA front-wheel drive platform. There are barely any details out right now, but many experts and sources are envisioning a range of four-cylinder petrols and turbodiesels that are of the same range found in today’s A-Class and B-Class models. This new compact crossover unit should provide Mercedes with an answer to such competitor models as the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, and even the Range Rover… Continue Reading »


B-Class Plugin Hybrid Slated For The U.S. Market

Acknowledging the whims of the North American market, Mercedes is reportedly considering the development of a B-Class plug-in hybrid. This should not be a surprise since Mercedes has been saying all along that hybrids are a class of drivetrains that will be part of their offerings. As the smallest Mercedes available in the U.S. market, the B-Class will be another component of their war against their German rivals. But as other variants of the B-Class have shown, this small Mercedes is by no means an entry-level vehicle. Interior appointments and safety features are at par with those of the C- and even E-Class. With the introduction of a plug-in hybrid,… Continue Reading »


New B-Class and M-Class Now in Dealers

Can’t wait for the new generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles? Well, wait no more more! The new B-Class and M-Class are now with dealers and the deliveries will start on November 19. Joachim Schmidt, Executive VP Sales and Marketing of Mercedes-Benz cars said, “The introduction of the new B-Class and the new M-Class brings two important models to the market, each of which raises the bar in its segment that little bit further. We have every confidence that they will continue to build on the success of their predecessors and help generate further momentum in terms of sales.”   The new B-Class: premium is not a matter of size Since 2005… Continue Reading »


B-Class AMG Shows Variant-Specific Details

Already hinted at and widely expecteed, the B-Class AMG has finally been seen in the wild.  As befits, and typical of, an AMG high performance variant, the B-Class AMG features a revised snout with bigger intakes plus a rear fascia with twin exhausts. Being an AMG model, these exterior revisions are definitely not for display only as the rumor is that this hot B-Class will be powered by a 2-liter turbocharged four with an output between 320 and 360 horsepower. As with most other high performance models in the market today, a dual-clutch transmission will transfer power to the driven wheels. All-wheel drive is a very real possibility. We can… Continue Reading »


B-Class E-Cell Becomes A Practical Daily Driver

Expectedly, German automakers like Mercedes will use the Frankfurt Auto Show to present and announce their upcoming products and technologies that are in the pipeline. One of these is a B-Class vehicle that’s been converted into an E-Cell, which is Mercedes-speak for an EV. But this B-Class E-Cell is unique in that it’s been fitted with a range-extending internal combustion engine that will allow the vehicle to recharge its batteries when they run out. Prime motivation for this electric B-Class is a 100 kilowatt electric motor getting its juice from a lithium ion array. With this arrangement, range is limited to 100 kilometers but by using the 1000cc turbo engine,… Continue Reading »


New B-Class Video Shows Stately Progression

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… Continue Reading »


Video: 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class promotional video

Substantially more agile and efficient, but as comfortable and spacious as ever – the new B-Class from Mercedes-Benz is a winner on all fronts. The vehicle’s lower height and more upright seat position provide for a first impression that hints at the compact sports tourer’s dynamic credentials. With a new four-cylinder petrol engine featuring direct injection and turbocharging, a new diesel engine, a new dual clutch transmission, a new manual transmission and new assistance systems, the front-wheel-drive car also rings in a new technological era for compact cars from Mercedes-Benz. “No model change in the history of Mercedes-Benz has ever seen so many new developments introduced in one fell swoop,”… Continue Reading »


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