Old vs New – 2015 Mercedes B Class (facelift) vs pre-facelift model
I’m a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.
Mercedes-Benz announced the refreshed B Class yesterday, and European sales are set to start on 29 November while the model should arrive in India in the first half of next year. Here is a pictorial comparison of the B Class facelift with the pre-facelifted model.
The major changes are clearly seen at the front where the headlights of the B Class get a more attractive design with an optional LED lighting system. Adding to the visual flair is the sportier front bumper with larger airdams and a mildly tweaked grille.
The side profile of the Sports Tourer sees no changes, save for new alloy wheel patterns. Even the rear boasts modest changes with a chrome lip for the bootlid, LED taillights and a revised bumper.
Inside, the refreshed B Class comes with a new 3-spoke steering wheel which looks a lot sportier than the current generation model’s unit. A larger 8-inch COMAND infotainment system, and 12-color ambient lighting complete the changes in the car.
Under the hood, the B Class continues with the current engine lineup. For Europe however, Mercedes will offer four variants of the car with the 4MATIC all wheel drive system.
Competitors: VW Golf Sportsvan, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
Launch date: H1 2015 (in India)
Expected price: INR 28-32 lakhs