Mercedes-Benz B-Class Facelift: Restyling The Premium MPV
|   Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Mercedes-Benz B- Class facelift will be introduced at the Paris Motor Show, but the representatives of the German manufacturer have already released the first pictures and information of interest.

In addition to aesthetic changes, the Germans compact van gets improved interior and new engines, including a 1.5 liter diesel from Renault. The main novelty is the electric version of this model called B-Class Electric Drive developed in California with specialists from Tesla Motors.
This is the first 100 percent electric car of the Mercedes-Benz offered in the series version and will be launched in selected markets in the first half of 2015.

The changes applied to the B-Class model in this facelift include a new front bumper with larger ventilation slots, a revised front grille and a set of LED daytime running lights integrated into the headlights and not in the bumper. Optionally, customers can order LED headlights, but only for the versions with conventional propulsion.

The changes do not end there however. The backside has new taillights, and a rear bumper with a different form, which includes a trapezoidal exhaust. All stylistic changes did not affect the aerodynamics of the B-Class. This model is still the most efficient in its class in this chapter, with the B180 CDI Blue Efficiency version having a drag coefficient of 0.25.

The B-Class' interior has a new display for the multimedia system, 8 inches, and ambient lighting now offers 12 colors while still offered as standard equipment. Along with this the equipment range has been increased and the driver attention monitoring system operates between 60 km / h and 200 km / h. This system is able to classify driver state into five different stages. On board changes are not as much in terms of cabin types but impress with the range of available new technology, more advanced driver assistance systems and improve connectivity being offered.

In terms of technology, the B-Class can be equipped with the Keyless-Go, which allows you to get into the car and start the engine without having to take out a key from your pocket, and the Collision Prevention Assist safety system which can automatically brake if it detects that an accident will occur.

The range of engines for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift includes a new 1.5 liter diesel from Renault and the Germans announced that the electric version B-Class Electric Drive will be offered for sale in several countries around the world by the end of 2014.

In short, we have a choice of four diesel engines (1.5 liter, 90 hp, 1.5 liter with 109 hp, 2.15 liter with 136 hp and 2.15 liter with 177 hp), four gasoline engines (1.6 liter with 122 hp, 1.6 liter with 156 hp, 2.0 liter with 184 hp and 2.0 liter with 211 hp) and two alternative propulsion systems (compressed natural gas - 2.0 liter engine with 156 hp - or electric, with 132 kW / 180 hp). 200 kilometers is the declared range autonomy of the B-Class electric version.















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