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
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
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.
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
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.