Mercedes-Benz engineers are at the moment out testing prototypes
for a redesigned B-Class minivan.
The automobile represents simply one in every of eight physique kinds Mercedes plans
for its next-generation compact automobile household, the primary member of
which might be a
redesigned A-Class hatchback debuting in early 2018.
Others will embody replacements for the CLA, CLA Capturing
Brake and GLA, in addition to some new additions equivalent to an
GLB SUV, and
EQA electrical automobile.
We anticipate the B-Class to path the A-Class hatch by a couple of
yr. Nevertheless, don’t anticipate it to see it in america
this time round. We get the present B-Class in electrical guise
the automobile was dropped after the 2017 mannequin yr to make approach,
finally, for the aforementioned EQA.
2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy photographs – Picture by way of S.
Regardless of its stodgy picture, the B-Class is an important mannequin in
Mercedes’ portfolio, notably in Europe the place its increased
seating place appeals to older consumers, and its spacious
cabin to younger households.
Underpinning Mercedes’ next-generation compact automobile household is an
up to date model of the automaker’s MFA (Modular Entrance-drive
Structure) platform. Aptly dubbed MFA2, the up to date platform
will deliver weight financial savings plus the capability for various
drivetrains. The B-Class will use a stretched model of the
Powertrains will embody a collection of inline-Four items, in each
gasoline and diesel flavors. A plug-in hybrid choice will even
be out there.
The B-Class’ solely direct rival is
BMW’s 2-Sequence Lively
(and Gran) Tourer. There are, in fact, a handful of
non-premium alternate options. Examples embody the Fiat 500L, Ford
B-Max, Opel Meriva and Volkswagen Touran.