In 2005 Mercedes-Benz launched the first generation of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class W245, a compact executive minivan (MPV) coming in a 5-door wagon body style built with an FF or F4 engine layout. The second-generation W246 was launched between 2011 and 2018 followed by the third and current generation W247 since 2018. Mercedes-Benz B-Class is an economy friendly minivan that comes in both petrol and diesel engine options whereby the first generation came with a 5-speed, 6-speed manual transmission along with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), followed by the second generation that came in a 6-speed and 7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission with a single-speed fixed ratio, and finally, the third generation coming in a 6-speed manual transmission, a 7-speed automatic 7G TRONIC transmission in the B180, B 180 d, B 200, B 220 4MATIC, B 250 and B250 4MATIC and an 8-speed DCT 8G-TRONIC in the B 200 d and B 220 d. The upgrades on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class are not limited to the engine upgrades alone but also extend to the facelift that gives it a sophisticated new look.
To assist you whilst making purchasing decisions, this article concentrates on reviewing specific features that make up the Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class comes in two petrol engine options namely the B 180 built with a 1332 cc displacement running at a 136 hp with 5,500 rpm and a top speed of 212 km/h, and the B 200 that comes with a 1332 cc engine displacement running at a 163 hp with 5,500 rpm and a top speed of 223 km/h. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Diesel engines built in the B 180 d with a 1461 cc engine displacement running under a 116 hp at 4,000 rpm and a top speed of 200 km/h, the B 200 d that comes with a 1950 cc engine displacement and a 150 hp running at a 4,400 rpm and top speed of 219 km/h and finally the B 220 d coming with a 1950 cc engine displacement running under a 190 hp that runs at a 3,800 rpm and a top speed of 234 km/h.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is equipped with features that assist the driver in different weather conditions and road types. It comes with the Driving Assistance Package that detects danger and also alerts the driver if any, the PRE SAFE system is a sound system that triggers protective reflexes through loud noises that can source from a crash, a Traffic Sign Assist that comes that keeps the driver aware of the current speed limits, an Active Packaging Assist and the 360 degrees bird’s eyes camera that supports the drivers during entry and exist at parking spaces.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class came to not only give you safety but also entertainment. The dashboard is designed with a sophisticated widescreen Cockpit with a LINGUITRONIC voice control system that listens and understands your voice right after you say “Hey Mercedes”. The Touch Control concept that gives you a button-free experience once navigating the B-Class cockpit, Augmented Video system that helps you visibly keeps you informed of the current road statuses such as traffic situations, and a display style that gives you room to pick the Classic, Sport or Discreet Mode of display to match your driving mood.
The interior is designed to match sophisticated minivan standards. Coming with comfortable seats that include the Seat Comfort package, folding rear backseats, and heated front seats, along with is the Light and Sight package, Load Compartment package with enough load road for cargos and equipments, and double cup holders for to hold your beverages for you as you hold on to the steering wheel.
To compliment on the exterior look the minivan comes with progressive exterior equipment such as the LED High-Performance headlamps and for the exterior styling is the EASY-PACK tailgate, chrome-plated shoulder, beltline or window trim strips, side sill panels, and light-alloy wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class comes in the B-Class and the B-Class AMG Line. With the existence of five varying models, Mercedes-Benz gives you all the reasons to purchase a vehicle to match your needs and preferences. It is an economy friendly vehicle coming with enough room for passengers and cargo. To make a quick purchase of the Mercedes-Benz B-lass, visit BE FORWARD.