Fine-tuning the Mini - Van

Stuttgart, 12 September 2014

B such Bestsellers: Since its launch in late 2011 over 350,000 B - Class Mercedes dealer left the farms worldwide. Now the Mercedes " Sports Tourer " was called Van outside and inside of a facelift undergone. With revised engines, polished look, new trim levels and new technology features the aufgehübschte B - class comes from the end of 2014 as a counterparty to the VW Golf Sportsvan ?? or brand new BMW 2er Active Tourer ?? at the start.

Revised exterior

All too conspicuous changes, however, are not: The front gets a new bumper, a wide radiator grille with two louvres and the now integrated in the headlights daytime running lights. Also, the rear bumper has been modified and will also receive an additional chrome trim strip. Optional LED headlights are available. The tail lights shine as standard with the diode technology. The strange beads in the lateral line are preserved.

New equipment lines, Navi and Keyless-Go

Mercedes has now revised the model program and the equipment lines adapted to other compact models. New are now: Style, Urban and AMG line, each with independent details inside and out. On the new packages the equipment Night, exclusive and exclusive AMG build on. Runs one size larger in the future of the new flat screen TV. Up to 20.3 inches diagonal are ordered. Also new is the special equipment Keyless-Go. This system allows you to open, starting and locking the vehicle alone carry the electronic key.

New assistance systems

To reduce the risk of rear-end collisions before the collision warning has been extended to another function. Now leads the B - class by autonomous partial braking. Also the attention wizard included in the standard specification was developed. He visualized with five-level bar display of the driver's current state of alertness and operates in a speed range from 60 to 200 km / h.

Four diesel engines

The range of engines comprises four diesel and four petrol. The smallest diesel comes with 1.5-liter displacement to a maximum output of 90 hp and should be content in conjunction with the seven-speed automatic transmission on average around four liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. The top diesel with 170 hp from 2.2 liters, comes standard ?? instead of the six-speed manual ?? with the aforementioned automatic. Optionally equipped with four-wheel drive, the diesel manages the sprint from zero to 100 km / h in 8.3 seconds and is thereby satisfied with five liters of diesel.

four petrol

The smallest petrol engine in the league has a combustion chamber volume of 1.6 liters. This reaches the B 180 rated at 122 hp. As of March 2015, the unit is offered as " BlueEFFICIENCY " variant. For the same power while consumption drops by about half a liter per 100 kilometers. The tip of the petrol front marked a two-liter four-cylinder with 211 hp and 350 Newton meters maximum torque at B 250 With the standard dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive, the top B - Class manages a top speed of 235 km / h and had already after 6, reaches 7 seconds highway speed.

Alternative drive versions

With the B 200 Natural Gas Drive and the B - Class Electric Drive ( on sale until November 3, 2014) two models with alternative drive systems are to continue to have. Both vehicles are based on the modular body concept of the B-Class: In the bottom of the current gas variant two smaller gas tank and a 14 liter petrol tank were installed. In the electric B - class sit in these places the lithium - ion batteries. A range for the current B - Class has not yet been notified.

When and how much?

The world premiere of the new B - class place from 4 to 19 October 2014 held at the Paris Motor Show. To the dealers, the revised models then roll from the 29th November at a starting price of 27,102 euros for the base petrol engine. The cheapest diesel starts at 27,906 euros and the natural gas - B - class at 32,904 euros. Prices for the electric variant are not yet known. The still current B - Class will change as new cars in the base from 26,835 euros the owner. The competition from BMW and VW costs from the initial 27,200 euros (Set of 2 Active Tourer ) and 19,625 euros ( Golf Sportsvan ) . (ml)