Mercedes-Benz will be launching its third product this year, the B-Class facelift. This is the Germany manufacturer's luxury tourer which will not just get a cosmetic upgrade, but even the engine power will be increased. At the moment, B180 and B180 CDI are available in the market. However, the diesel will see a bump in its power and this will be the B200 CDI.
At the moment, the B-Class diesel is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 108bhp of power. This will be increased to about 142bhp of power, means better acceleration with the upgraded engine. The B-Class will be mated to the same seven-speed DCT (dual clutch transmission). At the moment, the B-Class enjoys monopoly in its segment, as there is product from any of the competition in this segment.
The easiest way to recognise a facelifted B-Class is from the front: a new bumper, wide radiator trim with two louvres and now integral daytime running lamps in the headlamps give the vehicle a more organic and dynamic appearance. The rear bumper has likewise been modified and now features a contoured covering and chrome trim strip.
Mercedes-Benz has now given a new large free standing, frameless head unit display, which is now optionally available with a larger eight-inch diagonal. nother highlight is the new 3-spoke steering wheel generation in different variants, including a multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section. Recently unveiled in the new C-Class, automatic front-passenger airbag deactivation is now optionally available also for the B-Class. A pressure sensor in the seat cushion allows the system to recognise whether the front passenger seat is occupied or if a baby seat or child seat has been fitted there.
Source : MotorOctane