New compact set to redefine the class
Details around the release of the new photo are sketchy, as some reports say it was leaked by a certain news agency. The photo reveals new styling cues that have made their way to the B-Class from other models like the E and C-Classes. The front bumper, the LED headlamps and "fog" lamps all seem to have been inspired by the other cars in the Mercedes stable, and even the SLS's a/c vents seem to have been borrowed for the small B-Class.
The new B-Class measures 4359mm long, 1786mm wide and 1557mm tall. The new car will be powered by a new range of engines, including a gasoline direct injection unit with a new dual-clutch transmission. Petrol engine power figures range from 122 horsepower for the B 180 to 156 horsepower for the B 200. CDI diesel engines will generate 109 hp for the B 180 CDI to 136 hp for the B200 CDI.