Published on October 1st, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
The B-Class from Mercedes-Benz will be back
Yes, the B-Class will be continued…and coming very soon (this week) will be the 2019 version. Mercedes-Benz says the new B-Class compact MPV will look and feel more dynamic than the current model. It will also gain more comfort features. Mercedes went ahead with the 3rd generation B class despite falling sales. The B-Class had 120,000 buyers in 2012 but demand had slumped to just 62,000 buyers last year.
Mercedes said the new model will offer more dynamism and comfort, while also giving more interior space than the outgoing model. The new B class will have the new MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) touch-control system, which features a wide screen stretching from behind the steering wheel across onto the dashboard. The touch-control system extends not just to the screen but also an optional touchpad on the center console and touch-operated buttons on the steering wheel.
The car is expected to offer the same engines as the A-Class, including an entry 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine developed with Renault-Nissan. Other engines are expected to include a 2.0-liter petrol and possibly a 1.5-liter diesel.
This latest B-Class will debut at the Paris auto show on Oct. 2, bringing the number of new models built on Daimler’s newest modular front architecture (MFA) to three. Nine are planned.