The restyling mid-career of the Mercedes B-Class introduces some purely technical innovations, with petrol engines being alone mild electrified And plug-in hybrid. Inside, the updated functions of the MBUX multimedia system and new standard features.
New Mercedes B-Class as it is
The front of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been updated with Newly developed LED headlights, available as an option, with a sporty bumper and a different radiator grille. The goal of the designers is to make the Sports Tourer sportier, also thanks to the adoption of rims mounted externally flush with four additional designs and sizes up to 19 inchesincluding optional light-alloy wheels painted in glossy black with multi-spoke design and with shiny piping for the AMG Line.
Behind the B-Class the new two-part taillights are now equipped with LED technology as standard and are supported by aerodynamic spoilers applied to the sides of the rear window, which improve aerodynamics. The new B-Class is available in ten different solid / metallic or special paint finishes.
Mercedes B-Class cockpit, how is it inside?
The driving area in the passenger compartment of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class is dominated by the dual screen display (7-inch instrument cluster and 10.25-inch main unit), standard. In the optional variant with two 10.25 inch displayan image is created widescreen through which the element appears to float. The three round air vents turbine-shaped, typical of Mercedes-Benz, are a tribute to the world of aviation. For the first time, a heated steering wheel is also available as an option in the AMG trim variant.
As for the seats in the basic variant, the seats have been further improved with theirs ARTICO coating in three-dimensional relief and the best ergonomic comfort. The equipment variant “Progressive” predicts colors black, black / stained and the new black / sage gray. In this case, the seats can be upgraded with seats in leather in black or bahia brown. There AMG Line is the sportier version of the new B-Class and features a black interior ARCTIC / MICROCUT and contrasting red stitching.
On the restyling, some features are now standard like the reversing cameramultimedia displays, the USB package and the leather steering wheel. Starting with the trim level Progressivethe standard equipment also provides High Performance LED headlights with adaptive high beam assistance system, seat with lumbar support, parking package, mirror package and tailgate EASY-PACK.
Mercedes B-Class infotainment MBUX
The updated version of the infotainment MBUX on the new B-Class introduces three styles redesigned display: Classic with relevant information, Sporty with a dynamic tachometer e Discreet in a reduced format to show minimal content. The center display offers all the above functions, such as navigation, media, telephone, vehicleetc.
In addition, the telematic system has been revised and also with the integration of a fingerprint sensor (which should be available from Q1 2023) for driver identification and authorization. The multimedia system integrates the functions Apple Carplay or Android Auto wirelessly. On board and another one has also been added USB-C port and the USB charging power has been increased again.
The voice assistant Hey Mercedes now it can also explain and assist vehicle functions, for example when searching for the first aid kit or connecting the smartphone to the vehicle. Intelligent voice control also offers new travel information functions “Tourguide” (initially only available in Germany). The MBUX infotainment system reads extensive information about points of interest along the driving path in response to the voice command “Hey Mercedes, start Tourguide” and reacts, among other things, to approx 3400 tourist signs browns along the German highways.
Mercedes B-Class mild-hybrid petrol engines
Technically the new Mercedes B-Class restyling is offered with engines electrified gasoline, mild and plug-in hybrid. There are also two 2.0-liter diesel engines in the range: 116 HP B 180d, B 200 d with 150 hp And B 220 d with 190 hp.
Specifically, the MHEV technology provides for an additional on-board power supply a 48 volts it’s a power increase of 10 kW, in particular the start functions are supported. Belt-driven starter motor (RSG) reduces noise and vibrations during starting procedures compared to conventional systems and allows you to “navigate” with the combustion engine turned off during constant navigation. In addition, the RSG recovers during the braking processes and powers the on-board network at 12 volts and the 48 volt battery.
The energy thus generated can be used during acceleration processes to support the combustion engine. The engine range is composed as follows: B 180 (1.3 turbo 136 hp), the B 200 (1.3 Turbo 163 hp), B 200 4Matic (2.0 turbo 190 hp) e B 250 4Matic (2.0 turbo 224 CV).
Mercedes B-Class plug-in hybrid B 250e
The motorization plug-in hybrid B 250 e of the new B-Class has been updated with a further improved higher voltage battery, while the electric motor has been upgraded to 80 kW (109 HP). Heat engine confirmed 1.3 turbo petrola which combined with the electrical unit develops a total system power of 218 hp and 450 Nm.
The charging process has also been optimized: in addition to the 3.7 kW standardthe battery can now also be charged with AC and up to 11 kWrather than just 7.4 kW as before.
It can also be loaded with direct current up to 22 kW (10% to 80% takes about 25 minutes). The declared electric autonomy is included in the range 67-77 km in WLTPthe combined fuel consumption is 1.2-0.9 l / 100 kmthe electric one of 17.4-15.4 kWh / 100 km and finally the CO2 emissions are equal to 27-20 g / km.
With the aim of reducing consumption the ECO Score 3.0recently introduced for some engines, motivates the driver to drive more efficiently.
The ADAS on the new B-Class
The new B-Class has also been updated with regard to the ADAS equipment. Now with the update of the Driver Assistance Packagefor example, the control of the Lane Keeping Assist is much more comfortable thanks to theActive Steering Control.
The optional Trailer Maneuvering Assist automatically adjusts the steering angle of the towing vehicle and is very useful in maneuvers in reverse.
New Mercedes B-Class prices
The price list of the new B-Class will probably start at approx 30,000 euros. If you opt for the plug-in hybrid version instead B 250 and it will be necessary to start from approx 45,000 euros.
New Mercedes-Benz B-Class photo
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