The New Mercedes B Class
This new model is very comfortable and agile. Read the article below to know more information about it!
The more arched shape of the roof and the smooth sides give the third generation of the Mercedes B-Class an elegant and sober look. Longer than the previous version of three centimeters the new minivan is based on the five-door sedan Class A (presented at the beginning of 2018) and leads to the debut of the 2.0 diesel 150 or 190 hp. The other diesel unit is a 1.5 HP with 116 hp, while on the petrol there is a 1.3 turbo with 136 or 163 horses. All have the dual-clutch robotised gearbox, but only the two most powerful diesel models have the refined rear axle with multiple arms, rather than the one with a torsion axle. The new Mercedes B-Class will be available from mid-December 2018, with deliveries starting from February 2019. Prices? There is talk of a minimum of about 30,000 euros, therefore in line with those of the model being retired.
In the cockpit of the Mercedes B-Class stands out the virtual instrumentation enclosed in a single rectangular element, which contains two screens of 7 “or 10.25”; it is taken from Class A. It clearly provides a lot of information, it makes a great scene but, without eyelid, in certain light conditions it is not immune to reflections. The instrumentation is connected to the MBUX infotainment system which, among other things, has extensive vocal functions: for example, it allows you to vary the temperature set by the air conditioning or to identify restaurants in the area. In the test, the system was almost always quick to understand what we were asking for. Also noteworthy is the augmented reality navigator: when approaching turns and crossings, the maps show the image of the road taken from the front camera of the car, with the names of the streets superimposed and the direction to be taken. As expected from a Mercedes, the quality of the materials (in the car of the test with fine wood inserts in the dashboard and doors) and the assembly is excellent. There are, however, some minor flaws, such as the absence of a refrigerated compartment and the height adjustment of the safety belts. On the other hand, there are two umbrella stands next to the seats.
The driving position of the Mercedes B-Class, which is nine centimeters higher than that of the A-Class, is comfortable and in the test car, complete with extensive electrical adjustments and massage function. This mode is combined with the Energizing package: in combination with the subdued lighting in the passenger compartment, the air conditioning and the diffusion of ad hoc music create different atmospheres: relaxing or dynamics. As for space, it does not lack at all; pity that the bulge 18 cm high and 14 wide in the floor is an obstacle for the feet of those sitting in the center of the sofa. The latter, divided into three parts, from mid-2019 will also be available in a sliding version . The trunk, with a squared access and the threshold at 62 cm from the ground, is well accessible and discreet capacity for a minivan: 445 liters, which rise to 1530 renouncing the rear seats.