Mercedes-Benz Gives B-Class a Parisian Facelift

Posted by: Kenny Chan onSeptember 16th, 2014

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Just on the heels of the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has given their B-class mini minivan (or large hatchback depending on where you stand) a small facelift. It’s been a few years now for the current second-generation B-class and it is falling behind with stiffening competition including some home grown competition in some markets with the A-class.

This facelift consists of the usual updates including a revised front end that modernizes the front end to look more similar to the CLA-Class. The bumper has been reshaped, and includes a grille that looks to also be borrowed from the CLA parts bin. The headlights and taillights have also been updated and now feature the new LED DRL look. For the first time on the B-Class, LED headlights are an available option. Optional 4MATIC AWD ensures the B-Class excels in all conditions, and KEYLESS-GO extends convenience by offering a push start and touch unlocking of the doors.

Under the hood buyers in Europe will have many choices with conventional gasoline engines, diesel powered engines. Starting in November the B-Class can also be ordered with an electric drive or natural gas powerplant. Here in Canada, we’ll likely only get the gasoline models along with the Electric Drive while in the USA, the only model available is the Electric Drive. The new B-Class will be making its first appearance in a couple weeks at the Paris Motor Show so check back then for more details and photos but until then feast your eyes on these photos that Mercedes-Benz has released.



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