How many compromises are necessary to delight an entire family? The succinct and surprisingly simple answer is: none at all.Maximum scope for individual design without foregoing pragmatic utility features, plus unparalleled functionality, and all this to the highest aesthetic standards: this is the promise of the new-generation B-Class, boasting a fresh new design.
To meet all individual expectations there are the three design and equipment lines Style, Urban and AMG Line plus three complementary design packages. Spaciousness redefined and sportier than ever - for dynamic performance day-in, day-out - and away from daily routine.
The model update lends the B-Class a design that epitomises refined sportiness. The exterior displays cutting-edge dynamism and a unique emotional appeal. This unusual blend is attributable to the organically designed front section. The sporty V-shape of the radiator grille and the bonnet merges into the striking front bumper in soft nose design. The AMG Line optionally offers an even more powerful and sportier version of this bumper. The optional LED high-performance headlamps provide for an even more striking design. The “coming home” function creates an exceptional light scenario that ensures the vehicle stands apart even while still stationary. The headlamps also offer excellent illumination of the road, a light colour similar to that of daylight and very low energy consumption.
The high-quality and functional interior underscores the B-Class's best-in-class aspirations. The model update takes the model series' exclusive, cutting-edge credentials to a new level. This is demonstrated by the large free-standing display of the head unit with a 17.8-cm (7') or optionally 20.3-cm (8') screen, for example, or by the stylish graphics of the dials of the instrument cluster.
Another highlight is the new-generation 3-spoke steering wheel with first-class workmanship you can see and feel. It is optionally available in the AMG Line as a multifunction sports steering wheel with flat bottom.
A true holiday ideally begins with a relaxing journey to your destination. The highest-quality appointments in the B-Class turn this exquisite state of well-being into an everyday experience. The comfortable upholstery and ergonomic contours provide pleasant seating, even on longer journeys. The attractive seat covers can be customised according to the selected design and equipment line. The choice of appealing materials and colours includes RED CUT black leather in conjunction with the AMG Exclusive package or cranberry red leather in conjunction with the Exclusive package, for example. The stylish atmosphere is rounded off by options such as ambient lighting featuring 12 different colours, exceptional trim elements and details such as the galvanised switches in silver chrome for the power seat adjustment.
The latest generation of telematics equipment again reveals a passion for sophisticated precision. The functions presented on the free-standing display of the head unit allow even more intuitive operation. The Media Interface additionally offers two USB ports as standard which serve to connect Apple® devices as well as other makes of smartphone directly, without requiring a separate cable. The Mercedes connect me services offer added safety, convenience, and save you time. As a standard feature, in the event of a breakdown or an emergency the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system transmits data such as the vehicle condition and position to a rescue centre, which can then send a rescue vehicle.
If desired, the dealer can pro-actively notify the driver of any maintenance work which is due or parts that need to be replaced. Remote Online services such as Remote Door Locking and Unlocking or Geofencing are available as additional options or in conjunction with the optional COMAND Online.
The engine range also leaves nothing to be desired. The B-Class offers a perfect combination of driving dynamics and safety, comfort and eco-friendly economy. In addition to the B 220 4MATIC there are now three more models featuring 4MATIC all-wheel drive.This is an innovative all-wheel-drive system which has been developed especially for the new generation of compact vehicles. An electro-hydraulically controlled multi-disc clutch integrated in the rear axle differential enables variable torque distribution. This ranges from particularly economical front-wheel drive, e.g. for steady motorway driving, to a 50:50 split on snow or slippery road surfaces or in dynamic driving manoeuvres. 4MATIC provides for an optimum combination of dynamism, traction and efficiency in every driving situation.
The numerous assistance features on board the new B-Class, such as standard-fit COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, provide for a superlative standard of safety. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS combines a radar-based distance warning function with Adaptive Brake Assist and autonomous partial braking to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. Numerous optional systems are additionally available to further ease the strain on the driver, to reduce the risk of accidents and to provide yet more effective protection for the vehicle’s occupants and other road users. These include Traffic Sign Assist, the PRE-SAFE® system and Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, for example. As such, the B-Class sets benchmarks in the compact class and covers all phases of the Mercedes-Benz Integral Safety Concept in exemplary fashion. The B-Class paves the way for the best that lies ahead.