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Mercedes-Benz India Launches B-Class Diesel

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 »

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class Models Available

Mercedes-Benz has just launched a whole bunch of new models for the A-Class, B-Class, and CLA-Class. There are some  new efficient entry-level options as well as a line-topping CLA 45 AMG Edition 1. There are new base diesel variants for the A- and B-Classes. You have the A 160 CDI that comes in at 90hp with a price tag of 25,882.50 euros (around $33,800) and the B 160 CDI with the same engine at 27,310.50 euros (around $35,700). The B 220 4MATIC (33,230.75 euros) comes with an updated engine that goes for 184 hp. Then you have the new B 180 CDI BEE, which stands for BlueEFFICIENCY Edition and comes… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept Development: Cold-Weather Testing

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 »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Bound for Paris Motor Show

Rumors are starting to heat up for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, scheduled to start at the end of the month. Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil the Concept B-Class Electric Drive vehicle at the motor show, which will see a 100-kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery mounted on a B-Class. This EV concept builds on the B-Class driving experience, enhancing the focus on family use and everyday transportation. The motor provides the vehicle with a range of 200 kilometers. Driving dynamics are superb thanks to the 310 Nm of torque. In addition, the battery is chargeable using any 230V power outlet. It also has rapid-charging functionality through high-voltage (400V) terminals…. Continue Reading »

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First New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Rolls Off Rastatt Plant

Production of Mercedes-Benz’s second of two new compact car models, the new A-Class, is just getting in gear. The first unit rolled out of the production lines in the automaker’s Rastatt facility, and top officials were on hand for this milestone moment. Over €1.2 billion has been invested by Daimler in the Rastatt plant, which started producing the B-Class in September of last year. To accommodate production of the new compact models, €600 million was allotted for construction and tools. The other half of the budget will be for subsequent expansion. This facility in Germany, which went operational in 1992, is now going to focus on the compact vehicles of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class Petrol Engines Already Meet Euro 6 Standard

The Euro 6 vehicle emissions standard won’t be in place until September 1, 2014, but right now, the petrol engines for the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class vehicles already pass those requirements. In addition, the engines are also good enough to meet new limits placed on petrol engines due 2017. The models include the A 180, the A 200, and the A 250, together with their B-Class counterparts. Since the start of the production for these new models, the direct-injected petrol engines have been undercutting the Euro 6 standards—all thanks to the technology Mercedes-Benz has been developing over the years to make sure that the vehicles the automaker produces are… Continue Reading »

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B-Class Hatch Gets Record ANCAP Safety Score

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class hatchback has just set the record for a crash test score for the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, or ANCAP for short. The test’s highest possible score is 37, and the B-Class garnered a near-perfect 36.78—quite a bit higher than the previous best of 36.59 scored by Toyota Aurion. Now, the B-Class joins the elite company of other ANCAP 5-star rating scorers: the Aurion, Ford Fiesta, Lexus CT200, Toyota Prius, and Volkswagen Polo. ANCAP, established in 1993, is the body responsible for giving out safety ratings for new vehicle models in terms of their front and side impact protection, ratings that cover Australia as well as New… Continue Reading »

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