Mercedes-Benz B-Class launch in July

Mercedes Benz is all set to launch its first Hatchback, The Mercedes-Benz B-Class in India in July. The all new B-Class will be the first front wheel drive car from Mercedes to arrive in India and is based upon the new compact car platform named MFA.

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is expected to be powered by a diesel as well as petrol motors. There will be a 1.6-Litre 4-cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol engine in 2 states of tune with 122 PS and 156 PS of power outputs. The diesel motor will be a 1.8 litre 4-cylinder unit again in 2 states of tune and producing 109PS and 136 PS of power. The engines will be mated to 6 speed manual or 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class will have usual Mercedes safety features such as

  • Collision prevent Assist
  •  Adaptive Brake Assist
  •  Pre safe
  •  6 Airbags
  •  ESP
  •  Blind spot warning
  •  Attention Assist
  •  Lane keeping assist

In addition it is also likely to come with the following features

  • Stop Start System
  • Paddle shifters,
  • Glass roof
  • Electric seat adjuster
  • Tint insulated rear windows
  • LED day time running light

Mercedes Doesn’t have a car in the small SUV segment to compete with likes of BMW X1 and recently launched Audi Q3, the B-class is branded as a Compact Sports Tourer rather than a hatchback and will try and eat some sales from the above mentioned cars. It will also lead to the opening of an all new segment which was unexplored thus far.  The B-class will be a CBU and is likely to be priced in the 20 to 25 Lakh range. What remains to be seen is whether Mercedes will get the first mover advantage or will it be overshadowed by the smaller SUV’s from the rivals.


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