IAB Report – Mercedes B Class facelift revealed; Indian launch next year

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The B Class now comes with optional LED headlights. 

Before its world premiere which will happen at the Paris Motor Show early next month, Mercedes-Benz today revealed images and details of the 2015 Mercedes B Class (facelift).

2015 Mercedes B Class facelift press shots headlight
Redesigned headlights with LED elements and a new bumper freshen up the front of the car.

Often criticized for its MPV-like design, the B Class facelift tries to address this by sporting aggressive-looking bumpers with larger airdams, and redesigned headlamps with optional LED lighting. The front fascia of the B Class now looks A Class-ish.

Changes at the rear come in the form of a new bumper, an additional chrome strip and bicolor LED taillights. Inside, the B Class gets a new 3-spoke steering wheel, a larger 8-inch infotainment display and a choice of 12 colors for the ambient lighting.

2015 Mercedes B Class facelift press shots interior
A new 3-spoke steering wheel and 12 ambient colors along with a larger infotainment system are seen on the facelift’s cabin.

There are no changes to the powertrain, and the Sports Tourer will continue to be offered in Europe with four diesel and four petrol engines. However, Mercedes will offer its 4MATIC (all-wheel drive system) on the B Class for the first time, on the B 200 CDI, B 220 CDI, B 220 and B 250 variants.

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The B Class goes on sale in Europe on 29 November, and an Indian launch is expected to take place next year.

Competitors: VW Golf Sportsvan, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Launch date: H1 2015 (in India)

Expected price: INR 28-32 lakhs

2015 Mercedes B Class (Facelift) – Image Gallery

2015 Mercedes B Class (Facelift) – Press Release

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