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.
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