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Mercedes Updates B-Class For 2015

Published 12 December 2014

Mercedes today revealed improvements to take its B-Class mini MPV into 2015 and beyond, including an electric version with a range of 149 miles.

Externally, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is distinguished by a redesigned front bumper with more pronounced air intakes either side of a wider grille and headlights with integrated daytime running lights.

The rear bumper has also been changed and now resides below new LED tail lights.

Inside, the satnav map and vehicle functions are displayed on a bigger, tablet style 7" screen controlled by a knob on the console.

Mercedes B Class 2015 Dash

Entry level B-Class SE models come with 16" alloy wheels, comfort suspension and, reversing camera, Artico leather substitute trim, twin strake radiator grille, LED DRLs, LED tail lights, 7" display, Active Park Assist, air-condtioning, Collision prevention Assist Plus, iPhone connectivity, Bluetooth 7 airbags and leather covered multi-function steering wheel.

B-Class Sports get 17" alloys, twin tailpipes ambient lighting and rain sensing wipers.

B-Class AMG Line go to 18" alloys, bi-xenon headlights, Artico/Dinamica upholstery, AMG body kits and lowered Comfort suspension.

Petrol engines are a turbocharged chain cam 1.6 with stop/start and 3rd generation direct injection in the B180 and B200.

The B180CDI ECO and B180CDI share the same Renault based 1,462cc belt cam engine, while the B200CDI abd B220CDI continue with Mercedes own 2,143cc chain cam diesel.

All 2015 B-Class models benefit from new BlueEFFICIENCY technology making them up to 26% more economical than 2014 versions.

Coming in Spring 2015 will be a completely electric B-Class using Tesla technology to extend its maximum range to 149 miles, at prices from around £27,500 (after the Government grant).

Mercedes Benz 220CDI 4Matic Sport 2015 Road Test

Mercedes B Class 2015 R34

 

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