July 11, 2013: German luxury auto giant Mercedes-Benz has today launched the efficient B-Class diesel in India at a price of Rs 22.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) . The company was already selling the petrol model of the car in India. The all new B-Class diesel was launched by Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Bollywood celebrities Abhay Deol and Aditi Rao. B-Class diesel derives its power from a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 109bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. The similar engine does its duty to the newly launched A-Class diesel. The all new B-Class was the first vehicle to have been developed on the company's newly developed front-wheel drive MFA platform, on which A-Class too was developed later. The B-Class diesel has a 50 liter tank capacity and an impressive mileage of 18.98Kmpl which provides the perfect touring capabilities to this fascinating vehicle.
The Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is one of the most strong competitors in the MUV segment of the profitable India car market. There has been a sudden spurt in this MUV segment as a few companies have introduced new models. But this latest Mercedes Benz B Class seems to have quite a number of mind blowing and highly developed features, which will certainly entice the customers. Mercedes Benz is one of the most highly acclaimed and well known luxury automobile maker across the world. This company is based in Germany and have a scintillating fleet of vehicles in the country and also in the global car markets. Their vehicles are known for their flawless exteriors, lavish interiors loaded with advanced comfort and safety features and performance packed engines, which deliver impressive power and torque output . Mercedes Benz India is the Indian auxiliary of the multinational luxury automobile maker Daimler AG, which is a Germany based automotive manufacturer. The company is present in the Indian automobile market place since year 1994 and they have an extremely refined and sophisticated fleet of cars in the country. One of them is the Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer, which is a compact MUV and is the first of its kind to be launched in the Indian automobile market. This compact MUV is the company’s first front wheel drive vehicle and the company has a lot of expectations from this vehicle. Mercedes Benz has spruced up this compact multipurpose vehicle and has given it refreshing new look. This compact MPV, Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is one of the most premium cars from the company's esteemed stables. Mercedes Benz is offering this brilliant MPV with some of the most vibrant and lively metallic exterior paint finish, which will give a smooth and glossy look to this excellent vehicle. Some of these colors are a subtle polar silver metallic finish, a flashy Jupiter red finish option and then there is this excellent and bright cirrus white metallic finish option along with a magnificent jet black finish option as well, which makes this MPV look dynamic.
This charming Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer has been fitted with a powerful 1.6 litre turbocharged direct injection fuel supply system based Blue Efficiency engine. The company claims that this engine has the ability to generate a healthy mileage in the range of 11 to 14 Kmpl, which is rather moderate. The company has equipped this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer with some electrifying comfort features, which will certainly amaze the customers. Some of them are a brilliant and sleekly designed multimedia information display with a central infotainment controller on center console, which keeps the driver up to date with all the vital information of the vehicle, it has a color display with a brilliant 14.7 cm screen, a completely automatic and powerful air conditioning unit with rear AC vents to cool the cabin within minutes, a multifunctional steering wheel with mounted control buttons of phone and audio system. The advanced music system that is an Audio 20 CD Radio that has a dual tuner and is compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC formats and speakers as well to enhance to the in-cabin ambiance, a comfortable arm rest for the driver and front passenger with a storage space beneath it, the windscreen wipers with rain sensors and one touch wipe function. Apart from these luxurious functions, this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is also integrated with some of the best in class safety and protective features as well. Some of these remarkable features are the brilliant day time running lights, multi functional power steering wheel, collision prevention assistance, stylish alloy wheels, adjustable seats and many more such incredible features, which will surely make an instant impact on the buyers.
This is the only diesel variant in the Mercedes Benz B Class model line up. The company has incorporated this sports tourer with a 2.2-litre diesel engine with the displacement capacity of 2143cc, which is capable to deliver a power packed performance. This engine has an ability to produce 107.3bhp of peak power at 3200 to 4400rpm and at the same time, 250Nm of peak torque at 1400 to 2800rpm, which is rather good for this class. This sports tourer can deliver 13.62 Kmpl of fuel economy in the city traffic conditions and when this vehicle is driven on the highways, it gives about 18.98 Kmpl of impressive mileage. The acceleration and pick up of this luxurious sports tourer is quite good with the top speed of 190 Kmph and it can go from 0 - 100 Kmph in about 10.2 seconds, which is rather thrilling....
Mercedes Benz B Class B180 Sports, the high end variant of the B Class lineup comes powered with a 4cylinder in-line 1595cc petrol engine that cranks out 122bhp power and 200Nm torque. The standard features of this variant are Radiator grille with twin louvres in brilliant silver with chrome trim, Front bumper with air intake grille in a diamond pattern with chrome highlights, Dual exhaust system with oval tailpipes in stainless steel, Rear bumper painted in the vehicle colour with chrome highlights and black insert with grained. Mercedes Benz B180 runs on 17â€ 7 twin spoke light alloy wheels....
Editor's take : The mileage is decent, and buyers of vehicles like B-Class might not be too much worried about the fuel economy. But the new diesel on offer is highly frugal.
The company has equipped this compact multi utility vehicle with a performance packed 1.6-litre turbocharged Blue Efficiency petrol engine, has the capacity to generate a good mileage on the Indian roads. The advanced Start – Stop ignition system will be also very helpful in saving the fuel as well as increasing the mileage. This Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is also equipped with a multi point fuel injection supply system to further augment the mileage. The company claims that this engine has the ability to produce a healthy mileage of about 11.2 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions within the city limits among the heavy traffic. While, this same 1595cc based petrol mill can churn out a much better mileage of close to 14.8 Kmpl, when on the bigger roads and highways of the country, which is rather good.
Editor's take : The power produced by the B-Class might not impress you on paper, but it is very drivable in the real world. Even the diesel despite being only 109bhp.
This compact Mercedes Benz B Class has been fitted with a dominating 1.6-litre turbocharged Blue Efficiency petrol engine , which has a multi point fuel injection supply system. This remarkable engine has the ability to displace 1595cc and has been fitted with four cylinders and sixteen valves. This powerful petrol mill can easily produce an impressive 122bhp at 5000rpm in combination with a pounding torque of 200Nm at 1250 – 4000rpm. This dominant engine has been cleverly mated with a smooth and competent seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission gear box.
Editor's take : Despite being 122bhp, the seven-speed dual clutch box on the B-Class improves the acceleration and the torque spread.
The company has equipped this compact MUV with a performance packed petrol engine and have launched it in the Indian car market. This Blue Efficiency based petrol engine is very powerful and gives a breathtaking driving experience to all the passengers. The company claims that this 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine can attain a top speed in the range of 185 to 190 Kmph, which is quite remarkable. On the other hand this commanding petrol engine can also propel this Mercedes Benz B Class compact MPV from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 10.2 seconds, which is quite thrilling.
The exteriors of this charming compact multipurpose vehicle are arresting and immensely captivating. This multinational luxury car maker has tried its best to make this vehicle look very appealing by adding a dash of youth and sportiness in it. The front fascia of this compact MUV is like a sleek sedan with a sweeping up bonnet and a stylishly designed front grille that has a lot of chrome treatment on it. This radiator grille also has the globally reputed three pointed star insignia of the company embedded on it as well. This stylishly designed twin slat front radiator grille is rather wide and has perforated matte black colored holes, which are in a diamond shaped design. This radiator grille is flanked with a large and sleekly designed head light cluster that has been powered with high intensity halogen head lamps and also have the day time running LED lights, which add to the stylishness of this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer. Below this is the body colored front bumper that also houses the air dam, which is also perforated and also helps in cooling the engine very quickly. This bumper has been neatly designed and also has been integrated with a pair of bright fog lamps that enhance the visibility of the driver in adverse weather conditions. The front wind screen is quite large and gives the driver a wider view and it is equipped with a set of efficient intermittent wipers. The side profile of this Mercedes Benz B Class is very striking with a lustrous body line along with body colored door handles as well as body colored external rear view mirrors, which have been integrated with the side turn blinkers to add to the elegance of this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer. The wheel arches have been housed with a modish set of newly designed 17-inch, 10 spoke light alloy wheels, which have been covered with premium quality tubeless radial tyres of size 255/45 R17 that have a superior road grip. The rear end has a bright tail lamp cluster, which has been integrated with side turn indicator as well as the reversing lamps. The rear wind screen is quite big and has a defogger along with a wash and wipe system as well, which further adds to the convenience of the driver. Then this compact MUV also has a rear spoiler, which is adding to the sportiness of this vehicle. The rear tailgate is sleek and stylishly done up, while the rear body colored bumper also has reverse parking sensors embedded on it. All these striking features combined together are making this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer look lively and energetic from all angles.
This Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is a very spacious vehicle and it has lots of room inside to fit in five people in it with ease. The total length of this compact MUV is about 4359mm along with an overall width of 1786mm , which also includes the external rear view mirrors. Then the total height of this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is about 1557mm with a large and roomy wheel base of around 2699mm, which ensures ample leg room along with apt shoulder and head space as well. This compact MUV has a massive centrally mounted fuel tank that can store up to 50 litres of petrol as well in it. The luggage compartment offers a roomy space of close to 666 litres and this can be increased to a whopping 1545 litres, if the rear seats are completely folded, which is quite incredible and this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer can put up quite a few things inside this large boot space.
Editor's take : The B-Class is spacious and it gets the new instrument panel that will be seen on the next generation Mercedes-Benz. Both the rows have decent space. The diesel variant gets lesser features, but the must haves have been retained.
The insides of this Mercedes Benz B Class compact MUV are arresting and lavishly done up. The seating arrangement of this vehicle is very lavish with the acclaimed Easy Vario Plus System , which has folding rear seat back rests that can be split with integrated engagement verification indicator and can accommodate five passengers effortlessly and give them ample space to relax. The seats are luxurious and are covered with premium quality ‘Artico’ upholstery and have Trim elements in a matrix look. The power steering wheel, gear shift lever as well as the hand brake get a small leather package and are covered with high quality leather. The interior surfaces are amazingly smooth and are made up of top class plastic material, which will without doubt last very long and are extremely sturdy. The central console done up elegantly and gives this MUV a high class and suave look. It has a large MID screen with many controls and the front arm rest makes the driver more comfortable. The powerful stereo system has varied input options and speakers as well. There are quite a few storage spaces as well in this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer, which can accommodate more than a few things, which can come very handy to the passengers while travelling. There is a large glove box, a few cup and bottle holders and map pockets behind the front seats along with sun visors with mirrors for the driver as well as the front side passenger. The rear windows of this compact MUV are heat insulated as well as dark tinted for added comfort for the back seat passengers.
This is an expensive MUV from the reputed fleet of Mercedes Benz in this country and this extraordinary vehicle has been bestowed with some of the most thrilling comfort features. The list includes a brilliant and sleekly designed multimedia information display with a Central infotainment controller on center console, which keeps the driver up to date with all the vital information of the vehicle, it has a Color display with a brilliant 14.7 cm screen, a completely automatic and powerful air conditioning unit with rear AC vents to cool the cabin within minutes, a multifunctional steering wheel with mounted control buttons of phone and audio system. The advanced music system that is an Audio 20 CD Radio that has a dual tuner and is compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC formats and speakers as well to enhance to the in-cabin ambiance, a Bluetooth interface with hands free function and audio streaming for music transfer, telephone keypad, a central infotainment controller on center console, a Radio aerial integrated into the roof spoiler, a comfortable armrest for the driver and front passenger with a storage space beneath it. Then the windscreen wipers have rain sensors, which activates them automatically and also have a one touch wipe function. All these and many other such highly developed features have been integrated in this Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer, which will certainly make this MUV, one of the best selling vehicles in the Indian automobile bazaar.
The interiors of this Mercedes Benz R Class are lavish with luxuriant and relaxing seats, which provide ample leg room along with apt head and shoulder space to all the occupants. This roomy vehicle can take in five passengers with ease in it and give them a very relaxing and luxuriant driving experience. These comfortable seats also have a four way lumbar support, which makes the driving experience extremely pleasurable. The front and rear knee room is also adequate along with ample elbow room for all the passengers as well. The boot compartment is also very spacious can take in quite a few things, while the rear seats can be adjusted and folded according to the requirements to generate even more space for bringing in quite a few bigger things as well in it.
Editor's take : The 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine is one of the few petrol engines with direct injection. To extract maximum performance, one has to rev the engine a bit harder. Similar is the case with the diesel engine too.
The company has equipped this Mercedes Benz B Class compact MUV with a dominating 1.6-litre turbocharged Blue Efficiency based petrol engine, which has a multi point fuel injection supply system along with a direct injection. This remarkable petrol mill has been equipped with four cylinders and sixteen valves along with a dual overhead cam shaft (DOHC). This performance packed petrol engine has the ability to displace close to 1595cc, which is quite remarkable for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This powerful petrol mill can easily produce an outstanding 122bhp at 5000rpm in combination with a pounding torque of 200Nm at 1250 – 4000rpm, which is very incredible. This dominant petrol motor has been cleverly mated with a smooth and competent seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission gear box that gives smooth and efficient gear changes at regular intervals. The top speed of this Mercedes Benz B Class compact MPV is said to be close to 190 Kmph and this expensive MUV takes about 10.2 seconds to cross the 100kmph barrier from a standstill, which is quite thrilling.
Editor's take : The accessories list on the B-Class is also high as it gets navigation, reverse parking camera etc.
The company has taken good care of the in-cabin entertainment quotient for all the passengers, which will ensure a relaxing and comfortable driving experience. This Mercedes Benz B Class MUV has been bestowed with a brilliant and sleekly designed multimedia information display with a central infotainment controller on center console, which keeps the driver up to date with all the vital information of the vehicle, it has a color display with a brilliant 14.7 cm screen. Then there is a multifunctional steering wheel with mounted control buttons of phone ( for receiving, disconnecting and rejecting calls) and audio system (volume controls, changing the tracks, mode), which further enhances the comfort level of the driver. The advanced music system that is an Audio 20 CD Radio that has a dual tuner and is compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC formats. This music system has an integrated CD player along with speakers to enhance to the in-cabin ambiance along with a remote control as well. This audio unit also has a Bluetooth interface with hands free function and audio streaming for music transfer, telephone keypad, a central infotainment controller on center console, a Radio aerial integrated into the roof spoiler and other such input options including a USB port and an AUX-In interface as well.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company designers have neatly carved out the pronounced wheel arches of this compact vehicle and have bestowed them with a set of classy alloy wheels, which add to the sportiness of this MUV. The Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer has been fitted with a set of refined and exclusive LMR 7 – twin spoke design light alloy wheels, which are of 18 inches. These stylish alloy rims have been further covered with a set of sturdy and robust tubeless radial tyres of size 225/40 R18, which give a superior road grip on any terrain. The company has also equipped this compact multi utility vehicle with a full size spare wheel, which have been affixed in the luggage compartment along with all the other tools required for changing it, when required.
Editor's take : The handling of the B-Class is decent, however it cannot be compared to any other SUV in that segment. It has some amount of body roll in it.
The company has given this compact MUV a very sturdy braking system along with a strapping suspension mechanism as well. This front and rear wheels of this formidable Mercedes Benz B Class compact MUV has been fitted with disc brakes along with a highly developed adaptive braking technology, which takes care of this vehicle on any road and keeps it under the proper control of the driver. Along with this, the Mercedes Benz B Class compact MUV has also been integrated with an advanced ABS (antilock braking system) with Brake Assist as well as an anti skid control as well, which further enhances braking capabilities of this multipurpose vehicle on any terrain. On the other hand, the company has also equipped this Mercedes Benz B Class with a robust suspension system, which keeps it well balanced on any road condition. The front axle of this compact MUV gets a McPherson strut type of a mechanism, while the rear end gets a specially designed 4-link mechanism, which assists in keeping this MUV stable and under the control of the driver.
Editor's take : The safety features on the B-Class are plenty. It gets seven airbags, which is first in its segment. Other safety features include ESP, ABS.
The Mercedes Benz B Class compact MUV is one of the most expensive and highly admired vehicle in the country. The company has given this premium Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer MUV with some very striking features such as an extremely responsive power steering, which makes it easier to maneuver this vehicle in heavy traffic as well. Then there is the advanced ABS (anti lock braking system) with an acceleration skid control for enhanced braking along with brake assist, which further augment the braking system. Apart from these, there is the advanced attention assist and adaptive braking technology. This compact MUV also has an ESP (electronic stability program), a tyre pressure loss warning system as well as a collision control system for better handling as well as the safety. Then there is the hill start assist along with the hold function, parking sensors that help to park this vehicle without any difficulty, power door locks, child safety locks for the rear doors, a highly advanced engine immobilizer, central locking with a remote keyless entry along with some other highly developed restraint systems as well.
Mercedes Benz B Class Pros :
Stylish and captivating exteriors, lots of advanced and highly developed comfort and security features, a powerful engine.
Mercedes Benz B Class Cons :
Mileage can be made better, expensive price tag.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|13.62||18.98||107.3bhp @ 3200-4400rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.2||14.8||120.7bhp @ 5000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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