With the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1 tapping into the high volume segment, well at least as high as any premium luxury car maker from Germany can expect, Mercedes-Benz seems to want to enter the battle with its contender the Mercedes-Benz B Class. The new is a typical Mercedes sports tourer, offering plenty of space combined with impressive dynamic performance and was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011.
The B-Class has a Five star Euro NCAP for Occupant Protection. New engines include the series M270 petrol engines with displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres and the downsized new 1.8 L OM651/D18 diesel engine. Transmission is either a new 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission or the new manual transmission codenamed F-SG 310. ECO start/stop function will be standard on all models. None of these details are confirmed for India, do watch this space for updates.
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