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Old 2nd October 2018, 16:51   #1
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2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class revealed!

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Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled a sportier, more high-tech B-Class minivan at the 2018 Paris auto show.
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The redesigned model is the nameplate's third iteration. It is also the third body style from Mercedes' new generation of compact cars, following the A-Class hatchback unveiled in February and A-Class sedan unveiled in April.
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The interior is what we've become accustomed to in the latest compact cars from Mercedes. There's a clean dash layout and dual-screen interface, plus an advanced infotainment system with natural speak voice activation. Instructions can be given by starting off with “Hey, Mercedes.”
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The cabin has also been improved elsewhere over the previous model. For instance, there's improved passage over the center tunnel in the rear which makes for a more accessible middle seat. The rear seat backrest comes as standard with a 40:20:40 split.
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The run of powertrains are your typical turbocharged inline-4s, with a couple of diesels included in the mix. The big news is the addition of a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission in some variants. Others stick with the older seven-speed dual-clutch 'box. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive will be made available at a later date. Also expected at a later date is a plug-in hybrid option.
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Just curious why Mercedes is not able to make the B class look hot. The side profile makes the car look like a mini van.
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Just curious why Mercedes is not able to make the B class look hot. The side profile makes the car look like a mini van.
Because it actually is a minivan.

Mercedes markets it as a 'Sports Compact Tourer', but the The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) which is the European car safety performance assessment programme classifies it as a small MPV - so in a way kudos to Mercedes for still managing to keep it as sleek as possible, since they can't do away with the tall roofline and straight back.
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Only in Europe will such products sell. The B-Class does anywhere between 75,000 - 100,000 units annually there. Out of Europe, it's a dud.

But credit to Mercedes for making even a mini van look alright . In fact, I think it looks more like a large hatchback now, compared to the outgoing B-Class. And I mean that in a good way.
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What is the difference between A and the B class. This looks more or less like A-Class hatchback.
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