The current Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been in production for seven years meaning a new generation is imminent. Right on cue, it's been announced that the third generation model be shown at the Paris motor show. But what can we expect from the new B?

Scheduled to be displayed alongside the AMG A35, GT53 and GLE, the new B-Class will place greater emphasis on sportiness and dynamics, with Mercedes-Benz careful to also promise improved comfort.

Included in its fresh packaging expect to find a model specific instrument panel including the brand's interactive MBUX interface.

While the functional overall shape of the new B-Class is likely to remain true to its forbear, could this be the generation that includes an AMG derivative?