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… Read more →
Mercedes-Benz has sold over 1 million units of its sporty family hatch, the B-Class. And, while that’s not an insignificant number in the automotive sphere,… Read more →
The second generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class has just undergone a mid life cycle facelift, which includes updates to the exterior styling, interior enhancements and revised equipment… Read more →
Mercedes-Benz has updated its B-Class, or as they call it, the sports tourer. Changes at the front is noticeable owing to the new bumper, wide… Read more →
The A-Class model line-up is soon to receive a new member
Reports have emerged that Infiniti is planning to produce a premium compact car from 2014 based upon Mercedes’s A- and B-Class models as part of the alliance between Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan.
Both petrol models, the B180 and B200, use the same 1,6-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. In the B180 it produces 90 kW/200 N.m, and in the B200 115 kW/250 N.m, but even so, Mercedes-Benz claims identical fuel consumption figures for both, at 5,9 L/100 km.
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There’s one thing that bothers me with the B-Class, and that’s Mercedes-Benz punting it as a pukka rival to conventional hatcbacks a la Golf and A3. After the recent launch in Durban I have very few reservations about the all-new W246 B-Class, which makes a lot of sense, considering that Mercedes-Benz is primarily targeting a younger audience. I’m young, and I like it, but the new B-Class deserves credit for being what it really is – different.
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.