The third generation of the Mercedes B-Class will be unveiled at World Auto 2018 (from 4 to 14 October).
The third generation Mercedes B-Class will be unveiled to the World of the Self, the next week. Mercedes was given a prototype camouflaged to our fellow germans from Auto motor und Sport. Discovery first-hand.
Mercedes will lift the veil on the third generation of the compact mpv Mercedes B-Class in the World Auto 2018 (from 4 to 14 October). The stand of the brand will also be the Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic and SUV electric Mercedes EQC.
For her first public appearance, the new version of the B-Class will follow logically in the wake of the Mercedes a-Class Has just been renewed. It is based on the same technical platform MFA2.
Thus, despite the heavy camouflage, the new B-Class gives a glimpse of the optics to the edges sharp. The slopes will gain in simplicity by giving up the double pinch of the current model. While at the rear, the lights will be less massive.
Instrumentation digital finally ! As for most models in the range, the new B-Class will have a digital instrument cluster. This is late for a minivan !
In the cabin, the new B-Class will adopt finally a digital instrument cluster. A piece of equipment that has been released by the minivans, there are more than 20 years, the Renault Espace 3.
“After 20 years of the Renault Espace, Mercedes B-Class will adopt a digital instrument cluster…“
The Class B logically on two screens positioned side by side, as on all models in the range which have been recently renewed. In addition to this the system by voice command “Hey Mercedes” to be very responsive, for fans of high-tech.
Modularity is too basic No independent seats at the rear of the new Mercedes B-Class, but a bench seat 40/20/40.
Mercedes put the package on the technology, a little less on the modularity. In fact, to the rear of the new Class B, you will not find three independent seats, which are yet the strength of the minivans, but a bench seat cut in a format that is 40/20/40. However, there is a progress because, on the current B-Class, the files had an architecture
Renault engines in the entry level
Under the hood, one will find the new petrol engine developed by Renault, namely the block 1.4 delivering 163 hp and the proven 1.5 diesel 116 hp. The palette will revolve around engines 2.0 issuing of powers of 150 and 190 hp. These areas will have a gearbox with double clutch and eight-speed. A declination B220e plug-in hybrid, with an autonomy of 70 km in all-electric mode, will complete the range.
In contrast, a virulent Mercedes-AMG B35 305 ch is not provided in the program. Or version to 7 seater, to compete with the BMW Series 2 Active Gran Tourer. Mercedes will leave the role of the “carrier group” in the future SUV Mercedes GLB.