2019 Mercedes B-Class Redesign, Price & Release Date
Presented as a world premiere in Paris, the 2019 Mercedes B-Class adopts more dynamic lines and the latest technological evolutions of the group.
2019 Mercedes B-Class Redesign & Changes
Designed on the same platform as the latest generation of the Mercedes A-Class, the new B-Class changes radically in appearance. When the older generation evoked a big Class A, the 2018 vintage has a more distinctive style.
If the flag has been lowered, this new “tourer” still offers a raised driving position. Thus, the driver will be sitting 90 mm higher than in a Class A. The interior layout of the B-Class is very similar to that of A-Class, and we find in particular the large digital display tablet that divides into two blocks (instrumentation and infotainment). It extends over the entire width of the dashboard.
The 2019 Mercedes B-Class is the second special car after the A-Class to benefit from the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system. It offers the comfort of the occupants with optional equipment previously reserved for high-end models: air conditioning seats, massage seats and new kinetic ENERGIZING seat that can promote beneficial position changes for the back with changes the inclination of the seat cushion and the backrest.
At the height of sophistication, the B-Class borrows many of its Class S limousine driver assistance systems, such as the DISTRONIC distance control wizard, the emergency stop wizard, the shift wizard, and more. track or autonomous emergency braking.
The interior, almost identical to that of Class A, embeds the multimedia system MBUX. But the German tourer does not forget its main purpose, and once the rear seats folded, when loading to the roof, it will be possible to fit behind the front seats up to 1,540 liters of luggage in the flat trunk, thanks to the adjustable loading floor.
2019 Mercedes B-Class Engine Specs & Performance
The petrol engines, available only with the automatic transmission dual clutch DCT 7 reports, are two in number: the 180 (136 hp and 200 Nm of torque) and the 200 (163 hp and 250 Nm of torque).
Mercedes still seems to believe in the future of diesel in this segment, because it offers a wider range of engines using heavy oil for its Class B: the 180 d (116 hp and 260 Nm of torque), the 200 d ( 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque) and the 220 d (190 hp and 400 Nm of torque).
The 200d and 220d models benefit from the 8-speed DCT gearbox, and are suitable for transverse mounting, with the aluminum cylinder block and stepped cavity combustion process. Thanks to the extended after treatment with SCR catalytic converter under the additional floor, the B-Class is the first Euro-6 certified Mercedes-Benz compact model that will come into force for new vehicles only from 2020.
On all versions of the new B-Class, the front wheels are guided via McPherson struts and a forged aluminum cross arm on which cast aluminum stub axles are attached. Unsprung masses are reduced to a minimum for better handling and increased comfort.
The new Class B can be ordered from December 3, 2018 and will be delivered from February 2019.