Scoring a B Class
The new Mercedes-benz B-class puts the emphasis on sport with the Sports Tourer. It looks more dynamic than its predecessor and is more agile on the road while offering greater comfort. When it comes to active safety, state-of-the-art driving assistance systems make the B-class one of the segment leaders with functions carried over from the S-class. In addition, the interior is now more spacious, while the engines are more efficient and cleaner. The eight-speed dual-clutch transmission makes its debut. “More practical than ever, more chic than ever,” is how Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for MercedesBenz Cars Sales, characterises the new B-class. “In our portfolio of compacts, it’s the perfect vehicle for the whole family. And MBUX – the new Mercedes-benz User Experience – provides also the B-class with an all-new customer experience with functions that were previously the reserve of the luxury class.” The new B-class is the second car model after the A-class to feature the MBUX (Mercedes-benz User Experience) multimedia system, which ushered in a new era with Mercedes me Connectivity. MBUX is customisable and adapts to the user. Its other strengths include touch screen control as standard as well as, depending on equipment, a high-resolution Widescreen cockpit, navigation display with augmented reality technology plus intelligent voice control with natural speech recognition, which is activated by saying “Hey Mercedes”. The following five engine variants will be available at the launch of the B-class: • B 180 (100 kw/136 hp, 200 Nm); with 7G-DCT dualclutch transmission. • B 200 (120 kw/163 hp, 250 Nm); with 7G-DCT dualclutch transmission. • B 180 d with 7G-DCT dualclutch transmission (85 kw/116 hp), 260 Nm. • B 200 d with 8G-DCT dualclutch transmission (110 kw/150 hp), 320 Nm. • B 220 d with 8G-DCT dualclutch transmission (140 kw/190 hp), 400 Nm. “The latest derivative of the new generation of compact cars from Mercedes-benz, the B-class writes a further punchy chapter in the success story of the dynamic Mercedes-benz Sports Tourer,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG.