2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy pictures

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Mercedes-Benz engineers are at the moment out testing prototypes
for a redesigned B-Class minivan.

The automotive represents simply one among eight physique types Mercedes plans
for its next-generation compact automotive household, the primary member of
which will probably 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

A-Class sedan,
GLB SUV, and
EQA electrical automotive.

We count on the B-Class to path the A-Class hatch by a few
yr. Nonetheless, don’t count on it to see it in the USA
this time round. We get the present B-Class in electrical guise
solely, however
the automotive was dropped after the 2017 mannequin yr to make manner,
finally, for the aforementioned EQA.

2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy pictures – Picture by way of S.
Baldauf/SB-Medien
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Regardless of its stodgy picture, the B-Class is a crucial mannequin in
Mercedes’ portfolio, significantly in Europe the place its greater
seating place appeals to older consumers, and its spacious
cabin to younger households.

Underpinning Mercedes’ next-generation compact automotive 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 different
drivetrains. The B-Class will use a stretched model of the
platform.

Powertrains will embody a sequence of inline-Four models, in each
gasoline and diesel flavors. A plug-in hybrid possibility may also
be out there.

The B-Class’ solely direct rival is
BMW’s 2-Collection Energetic
(and Gran) Tourer. There are, in fact, a handful of
non-premium options. Examples embody the Fiat 500L, Ford
B-Max, Opel Meriva and Volkswagen Touran.

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