We’ve seen the most recent trends that plenty of drivers in Mzansi want a car with enough room to hold people and gear but want that car to be sporty at the same time.
Mercedes earlier this morning laid claim that they want to meet that niche with its new B-Class that it promises is more dynamic looking and agile on the road than the outgoing model. According to Mercedes, the new B-Class promises more interior room than it’s predecessor and has a completely new interior and MBUX multimedia system.
Mercedes will offer the B-Class with a transverse mounted version of the OM 654 2.0L diesel engine, a new engine for the series. The B-Class will also have a four-cylinder petrol engine of 1.3L displacement with up to 120kW and 250 Nm of torque.
All models are offered exclusively with a dual-clutch transmission including a 7-speed unit and a new 8-speed unit. The car is offered with front wheel drive and a 51-liter tank option depending on the engine. Mercedes fits the B-Class with fancy seats offering climate control and a massage function, both optional of course. Pricing starts at R526 900 for the entry B200 Style and goes up to R 609 275 for the B200d AMG Line.