Mercedes-Benz will launch the 2015 B-Class on March 11. The refreshed B-Class was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show last year and is already on sale in the global markets.
The changes are marginal and the B-Class now gets a new grille, headlamps and the bumper at the front is new. It gets new design alloy wheels, the rear bumper is also re-profiled and the taillights feature LED lighting.
Inside the cabin, the B-Class now features a large display with a choice of two sizes 7- or 8-inch, then there are the new modernised dials and a choice of 12 ambient lighting. There is a new steering wheel as seen on the new C-Class, a new-gen Comand system will be made available too.
The B-Class will continue to be powered by the same engines as the outgoing model. It will get a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 120bhp and 200Nm of torque, and the 2.1-litre diesel mill churning out 107bhp and 250Nm of torque. While, we don’t expect these figures to go up, Mercedes might surprise everyone by adding more horses to both the models.
The competition in the luxury space is increasing by the day, but the B-Class falls in a niche category and has sold in more numbers compared to its sibling – the A-Class. The facelift is expected to add more flair to the slightly odd looking B-Class, there might be a slight hike in prices and we expect it to be brought in through the CBU route. This will be the third launch of the year by Mercedes-Benz and there are still 12 more to go.