- The car gets more sporty looks for 2015 with a modified twin-flat grille which showcases the big and catchy logo of the Benz.
- The headlights on the car come in a new design along with Daytime Running Lamps.
- Redesigned front bumpers and rear bumpers
- 16-inch alloy-based wheels
Design and Styling - Exteriors
Before you spot the car, your gaze would directly fall at the big Mercedes-Benz badge that sits right in front of the car. As your eyes scan the car, you would find out that the new B-Class looks very much like the recently launched C-Class. The upgraded design on the front LEDs add a lot to the premium look of the car. Another noteable difference from the predecessor of the car is that, the new B-Class appears to be around 34mm longer than the previous version, owing to all the facelifts incorporated here. The alloy-based wheels also get bigger this time and add to the sporty looks of the car. On the rear side, the car gets a brand new design for the bumper with a chrome strip hiding the tail pipe.
Design and Styling - Interiors
As mentioned earlier, certain elements of the new B-Class resemble those on the C-Class, which can be seen on the interior side as well. The steering wheel, which goes above the COMAND display, gets larger specialized buttons, while the dashboard gets a hint of chrome. The car gets a bigger high-resolution touchscreen system specifically for India, though it appears to be a little smaller in size than the international models. The manufacturer has added a satellite navigation system to the car, so don't worry about getting lost in a luxury tourer – satellites would track you down.
The interiors also get powered seats which electrically adjusts the lumbar support for the front passengers with the help of its memory functionality. Moreover, the B-Class also gets a sliding sunroof that helps you enjoy the view of the sky.
The seats come in jet-black colour by default, though there is an optional beige to match the exterior colours.
The B-Class gets the standard safety equipment such as seven airbags, ESP, adaptive braking and brake assist system, that comes on all Mercedes-Benz cars. Besides that, there is ample amount of leg-room which makes this car comfy enough even for long distance drives. Moreover, the car gets a whopping boot volume of 488 litres.
The changes on the car have not been restricted to the cosmetic side, but are applicable on the mechanical side as well. The car comes with an upgraded 2.1 litre diesel engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of 135PS and a peak torque. It comes mated to a seven-speed DCT equipped with paddle shifters. The new B-Class reaches 100kmph from a standstill in 9.6 seconds, with a mileage of 22.1kmpl, which seems to have significantly improved when compared to the previous variants. The manufacturer claims that the new car is capable of hitting a top speed of 210kmph, which seems to be very interesting a figure indeed.
The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2015 model would be available across all Mercedes showrooms from March 11, 2015 onwards and would be priced at Rs 27.95 lakhs, which is a fairly good deal for a car like this.