This is the Mercedes\-Benz B\-class

Rarely was already so much news yet for the persdagen of the Paris motor show released. The new B-class is a car that will do until the very last moment under the pet is kept. That time is now.

The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz B-class is up to the last bolt fully new, but is from any angle, identified as B-class. That is not so crazy. BMW harvest excellent sales results with the 2-series Active - and Gran Tourer and B-class which is now still in the showrooms, having regard to its age not in a state that the German duo of enough reply. This new B-class should change that.

Just like the new A-class the B-class on the in the base model year MFA2 platform of Mercedes-Benz. The wheelbase is 2.73 metres is equal to that of the A-class and compared to the outgoing B-class takes the wheelbase by 3 inches. The roofline is lower than that in the model as we know it now. The car is, depending on the selected version, 16 - to 19-inch large light metal and has optional on Multibeam-ledkoplampen. The spoiler at the top of the back, is standard. The cW-value of the carriage is located at 0.24 and is thus somewhat more favorable than that of the current model (0.25 in).

It should not come as a surprise that the interior design has similarities with that of the new A-class. Behind the wheel we find the free-standing instruments that is available in three flavors: with two 7-inch screens, with one 7 - and one 10,25-inch screen and with two 10,25-inch units. Of course, links Mercedes-Benz MBUX-system to the displays, the infotainment system that in a range of grades available and that can "learn" from its users.

Furthermore, the dashboard is littered with the Mercedes-typical turbine-type manual pump. The B-class has a rear seat in the ratio 40:20:40 can be folded down. On some models delivers the Mercedes, incidentally, is only from the spring of next year, a 14 inch to move back. The regular luggage space is 455 litres. Whom the rear seats slide forwards and the backrest of it right on set, 705 liters can drag. Who the complete rear seat platgooit, 1.540 litres to bring.

Engines

On the motorenlijst put Mercedes-Benz a new 2.0-litre diesel engine in two flavors, available with the 150 hp and 320 Nm and 190 hp and 400 Nm. The average consumption of these versions is, respectively, 4.2 to 5.4, and at 4.4-4.5 l/100 km. These two versions are linked to a achttrapsautomaat with double clutch. Also makes the car knowledge with the 116 hp and 260 Nm is strong 1.5 diesel, block 4,1-4,4 l/100 km consumption, and that we already know from the A180d. On benzinevlak supplies Mercedes-Benz to the 136 hp and 200 Nm of strong B180 (1.3 four cylinder) and the 163 hp and 250 Nm of strong B200 (1.3 four cylinder). These motors are associated with Mercedes' zeventrapsautomaat with double clutch. Later adds Mercedes-Benz more engine versions to the leveringslijst, there are also versions with 4Matic drive.

The B-class is capable of semi-autonomously through the traffic to go. The car not only can semi-autonomously on the highway are ongoing, but there can be thanks to the 'active lane assist' lane change.

You can order from december. The delivery will start in February next year