Mercedes-Benz has announced the local pricing and specifications for the refreshed 2015 Mercedes B-Class.
Available in four variants and priced from $41,400 for the B180, the facelifted model gets new front and rear bumpers, restyled radiator grille with two louvres and LED daytime running lights integrated into the new headlamps.
Inside, Mercedes has enhanced the free-standing head unit display, which is now 8-inch, and the dial layout for the instrument cluster.
Mercedes has also streamlined the B-Class model range. There are now three new design and equipment lines: Style, Urban and AMG Line, each featuring distinctive exterior and interior details. The Night, Exclusive and AMG Exclusive packages build on these and provide additional options for individualisation. Keyless-Go is new as an optional extra and standard on the B250 4MATIC.
Three engines serve the B-Class. The 1.6L 4-cylinder engine of the B180 and B200 delivers a claimed fuel consumption of 5.5L/100km (combined), while producing 90kW and 200 Nm, and 115 kW and 250 Nm in each model respectively. The B200 CDI produces 100 kW and 300 Nm from its 2.2L turbocharged diesel engine, while consuming a claimed 4.2L/100km (combined).
The B250 4MATIC 4MATIC all-wheel drive utilises a 2.0L 4-cylinder direct injection turbocharged engine to produce 155kW and 350Nm of torque, Enabling it to accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in just 6.7 seconds.
The B-Class’ standard features include 17” Wheels, Garmin MAP PILOT Navigation, KEYLESS Start, Active Parking Assist, a Reversing Camera, 9 Airbags, PRE-SAFE and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS with semi-autonomous braking. In addition, the B200 and B200 CDI incorporate LED High Performance Headlamps, Urban Line Styling Package, Blind Spot Assist, Electrically Folding Mirrors and ARTICO upholstery.
The range topping B250 4MATIC gets 4MATIC all-wheel drive, 18” Wheels, Lowered comfort suspension, AMG Line styling, KEYLESS-GO, Dark-tinted privacy glass, Ambient LED Lighting in 12 interior colours and an Anti-Theft alarm system.
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