With the downsizing of the next A-Class to the hatchback segment, the new B-Class looks set to carry the brands premium compact MPV flag going forward.
The international launch of Mercedes’ new B-Class is taking place in the music capital Vienna – a city which shaped the careers of some of the greatest classical musicians including Schubert, Beethoven and Mozart. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new B-Class is set to reform the Mercedes philosophy concerning the executive MPV and give it a fresh and contemporary feel. Could Mercedes achieve the same feat as violinist Vanessa Mae in 1995 with her album The Violin Player, to modernise classical music by making it fashionable and exciting? I drove the new B 200 CDI to find out.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest-generation B-Class at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
On the back of piqued public interest from a series of teaser photos and leaked information, Mercedes has now officially revealed the all-new B-Class ahead of its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Along with more rakish styling, the new car introduces a raft of big-car safety features as well as a a wide array of small-displacement, turbocharged powerplants.
Mercedes-Benz has lifted the wraps from its new B-Class ahead of its official Frankfurt Motor Show unveiling. Catch some of the new car’s highlights in the first official video.