B-Class Hatchback

For all that is yet to come

 

General information

Packed with intelligence

One of the most comprehensive model changes ever undertaken by Mercedes-Benz, the B-Class represents a quantum leap for the compact class. From its striking styling to its exemplary performance, this is automotive design and engineering at its innovative best. At its heart lies a raft of intelligent “big-car” technology including Attention Assist and, standard for the first time on a car in this class, Collision Prevention Assist. In fact, the B-Class now offers the possibility of up to ten advanced assistance systems. Class-leading aerodynamics of just 0.26 Cd are another string to the B-Class bow, coupled with super efficient engines and transmissions. As a result, CO2 emissions are up to 26 percent lower than its predecessor. In addition, the latest B-Class offers exceptional comfort, its spacious and versatile cabin featuring the sort of high-quality finishes you’d expect to find only in our larger luxury vehicles.

Performance styling
This latest B-Class isn’t just longer, lower and wider than the previous model – it’s a completely different animal. Showcasing a new Mercedes-Benz design language, the compact sports tourer’s many eye-catching features include distinctive character lines carved into the flanks, pronounced wheel arches and a gently falling roof line. Signature details such as the new-shape headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a choice of alloy wheels further enhance the car’s agile, purposeful looks. But the low stance and sweeping, dramatic forms of the B-Class aren’t just for show. They’re integral to the car’s class leading drag coefficient of just 0.26 Cd.

Relaxed yet refined
Developed in our design studio in Lake Como, Italy, the B-Class interior is a study in cool, contemporary style. Setting the tone for a new generation of Mercedes-Benz compact vehicles, it combines the same high quality materials and finishes normally associated with our larger models with an array of striking visual touches. For example, there are the SLS AMG-inspired air vents and the same leather and silver chrome multi-function steering wheel you’ll find in the CLS-Class. Together, all these elements - the analogue dials, the rounded shapes, the tablet-style display, the sweeping dashboard – make the cabin seem more inviting and contemporary, less reserved, than its predecessor.It’s spacious too. The legroom in the rear seats actually surpasses that of an S-Class or an E-Class and, with all seats in place, load capacity is 486 litres. Should more space be required, the versatile interior can be easily rearranged.

A car that looks out for you

The B-Class is the first car in its class to come with Collision Prevention Assist and Attention Assist as standard. Collision Prevention Assist is a radar-assisted warning system that recognises when you get too close to the vehicle in front and alerts you via visual and acoustic warnings. This can buy you valuable reaction time, helping reduce the likelihood and severity of nose to tail collisions. Meanwhile, Attention Assist detects typical signs of driver fatigue and warns you to take a break. With both these systems on board, it’s like having a co-driver looking out for you at all times. The B-Class is also fitted with an array of airbags, including a driver’s knee bag, and a tyre pressure loss warning system. Extensive options range from Pre-Safe®, our anticipatory safety system, to Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Speed Limit Assist.