Mercedes unveils face-lifted B-Class


Mercedes-Benz has revealed its face-lifted B-Class. The hatchback will be brought to Indian shores by next year with the current choice of petrol and diesel engines.

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In terms of design changes the front of the car has received a wider twin-spline radiator grille, LED headlamps with integrated DRLs and larger air intakes. The revised front end has an unmistakable look of the A-Class. The side profile remains untouched. The posterior gets bicolor LED tail lamps with an extra dash of chrome strip on the tail gate.

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The interior too gets noticeable changes. The most apparent enhancement is the dashboard mounted display, which has an increased screen size of 8-inches along with the new style of dials on the instrument cluster. Upping the premium feel of the cabin is the ambient lighting that is now available in 12 colors.

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The B-Class is equipped with the “Mercedes connect me” telematics system which allows the car to interact with its surroundings. This feature also allows the driver to connect to the car remotely and perform certain functions. For example – when the driver intends to go for a drive and he wants to pre-heat or pre-cool the car, he can do so remotely so that by the time he arrives at it, the car will already have the optimum temperature to seat him in comfort. This function can also be used for service maintenance, accident recovery and incident management. Safety features abound in the B-Class with assistance systems such as collision prevention assist plus and attention assist in place.

We expect Mercedes-Benz to price its new offering aggressively if it intends to sell this car in good numbers.

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