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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 »


New Photo of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Now on the Internet

Everyone in the automotive industry is waiting for the photos of second generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class, and we thought we will be getting this on Wednesday this week. However, one front photo of the vehicle is already very visible in the Internet now. The interior design and specifications of the vehicle was already released last July, so everyone is really excited on how the exterior will look like. The new B-Class will be showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month and will surely capture the attention of people who are after convenience and versatility. For those who want more pictures of the second generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class, you can expect it… Continue Reading »


B-Class F-Cell Finds Calling At Stuttgart Airport

Daimler has announced that Stuttgart Airport has adopted its F-Cell B-Class cars as the “Follow Me” vehicle for aircraft taxiing around its runways. Although the F-Cell has a range of 400 kilometers, refueling is not a problem for these hydrogen vehicles, as a dedicated hydrogen refueling station had been established in a section of the airport. Actual drive comes from a 136 hp electric motor which is energized by a hydrogen/oxygen chemical reaction. The byproduct of the system is water, which makes it a very clean system. In consumption terms, its uses the equivalent of 3.3 liters of diesel per 100 km. States Walter Schoefer, MD of airport manager Flughafen… Continue Reading »


Baby Benzes Set To Conquer The World

Scheduled for production in 2013, Mercedes-Benz will be introducing the latest generation A- and B-class models. In the case of the A-Class, the new generation will see no less than seven body variations, which will be made available in all major markets, including the U.S. The A-Class platform will also serve the B-Class, which will see a crossover competitor aimed at BMW’s X1. Additionally, there will be CLC-class variants that will be in similar in size to Toyota’s diminutive Corolla. But before you think that Mercedes-Benz is moving downmarket, these German- and Hungarian-built baby Benzes will be considerably larger than the models that they will replace. Whereas the current A-class… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Previews Upcoming B-Class Interior

In a preview held of the results of brainstorming exercises held in Mercedes’ Advanced Design Center in Como, Italy, facets of the new interior for the upcoming B-Class were presented. Immediately noticeable was the fact that many of the detail elements previously reserved for the high-end vehicle segments were present in the new interior of the B-Class. For example, the dash that was stitched with ARTICO man-made leather may make it to production. Other high-class details like the large, three-dimensional decorative element spanning the entire dashboard can be observed, as well as a galvanised surface contrasting with a piano black background for the display panel that takes pride of place… Continue Reading »


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