Old vs New - 2015 Mercedes B Class (facelift) vs pre-facelift model

13/09/2014 - 10:45 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

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.

2015 Mercedes B Class facelift vs older model front
The B Class facelift looks a lot more sportier than the current 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.

2015 Mercedes B Class facelift vs older model rear
LED taillights, a chrome strip and a revised bumper are the changes seen at the rear.

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.

2015 Mercedes B Class facelift vs older model interior
A new 3-spoke steering wheel, a larger screen and ambient lighting are the changes inside.

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.

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2015 Mercedes B Class facelift vs older model side
The sides continue untouched.

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

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