For a car starting at £21,500 (in UK) and $33,950 (in US), what can we expect from it? Here is a quick review of the overall features of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which debuted in Paris early this month. Exterior The Mercedes-Benz B-Class did get a facelift. However, the changes in its design were only minor, and mostly at the front. A quick glimpse at the new B-Class and its predecessor would give the untrained eye a hard time differentiating the two. You actually have to look closer to appreciate the new one’s more premium and sportier styling brought about mainly by its redesigned bumper, front mesh, grille, hood, and LED lights…. Continue Reading »
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The face-lifted 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class made an appearance at the Paris Motor Show, according to a recent report from worldcarfans.com. The appearance comes at the heels of its online launch last month by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. The compact MPV basically maintained many of the design aspects with a few exceptions including an update front grille along with the integration of DRLs into the headlight cluster. Although the B-Class can feature LED High Performance headlamps, they lack compatibility with the Electric Drive model of the luxury vehicle. The updated B-Class also features twin-color LED taillights while its rear bumper will integrate trapezoidal exhaust pipes. The biggest modifications made on the… Continue Reading »
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 »
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.