German car manufacturer Mercedes released the first details about the new B-Class, which will be launched officially at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

According to the German automotive company, the new B-Class offers Adaptive Headlamp Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Attention Assist, Speed Limit Assist, Linguatronic, Active Parking Assist, Distronic Plus, Pre-Safe and Collision Prevention Assist with adaptive Brake Assist. A lot of assisting from a German car. Volvo, watch out!

Under the hood, the new B-Class has a variety of turbocharghed four-cylinder engins, like a 1.6 litre petrol in two versions, which produces 121 Hp and 200 Nm, and 154 HP and 250 Nm. Mercedes couldn’t leave diesel engines aside and it offers a 1.8 litre one, in, again, two versions, a 107 HP and 250 Nm and a 134 HP and 300 Nm. A 2.0 litre petrol could make its appearance with the B-Class, but specifications aren’t currently known.

Transmission will be limited to a six-speed manual gearbox or a new 7G-DCT dual-clutch, connected to the engines presented just above. Those engines will also feature the new “must have” start/stop system.

Designed to accomodate aternative powertrains, the new B-Class could also come as a hybrid, EV or fuel-cell, so expect all those variants.


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